Lots of memorabilia where sold during the 'Summer Entertainment Sale' in the Planet Hollywood Casino Resort in Las Vegas on saturday June 21. One of the auctions highlights was the black suit that Elvis used in the movie 'Viva Las Vegas'. The costume got a new owner for $36,325 (&Euro; 23.266).The autograph Elvis signs on the picture (January 22, 1973) was sold for $1,700 at the Butterfield auction in Hollywood. A second item of interest, was an Agent Contract, which sold for $11,000.
Auction Results - Viva Las Vegas Suit SoldJune 22, 2008 | Music
Viva wrote on June 22, 2008
That's a bargain I reckon. Pity I haven't got two pennies to scratch my arse with.
Jerome returns wrote on June 22, 2008
$36,325? is that without shipping costs?..
GOTTALOVETHATVOICE wrote on June 23, 2008
I was at the auction at the Planet Hollywood here in Las Vegas on Saturday. This suit sold for $29,000 and not a penny more. The amount reported must include the "buyer's premium". Usually auction results are reported without the addition of the auctioneer's fees. In addition, the reason why I did not participate in the bidding was mostly my strong doubts regarding authenticity. The consignor of this item has a "mixed" reputation and the Sy Devore labels have been duplicated in the past. Also the suit looks brand new, almost as if it was made only a week ago. Furthermore it also struck me that the jacket and pants were made from different materials. Very strange ... at least in my opinion. But regardless it COULD be the real one. Who knows ??? If it is, this was a steal at $29,000 !!! My congratulations to the new owner, despite all my doubts.
circleG wrote on June 23, 2008
who said E didn't look good in '73 ? and he always had time for fans, whattaguy !
memoriesoftheking wrote on June 23, 2008
The "Viva Las Vegas" jacket and pants ARE made of different material. Take a close look at the movie, and you can tell. I have no Idea on the authenticity of this auction, but the red shirt for this suit is on display at Graceland.
Jerome returns wrote on June 23, 2008
what happened to the socks he wore with the suit?..
Steve V wrote on June 24, 2008
Id say 50% of autcions are bogus and like 85% when it comes to autographs. The reason he looked good here is because it was right after Aloha when he looked fabulous for the TV cameras. As for the remaining 11 months of 1973, he did not.