Last week, the Gotta Have It! Music Memorabilia Auction went live on gottahaverockandroll.com and on that was a red jacket said to be the one worn by Elvis during publicity shots for the 'Jailhouse Rock' movie. The estimate was $10,000 but after 9 bidders it sold for a massive $41,434.80, but is the jacket even real?
When this one sold in New York, there was another red jacket claiming to be the very same as the same thing on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden. So which one, if any, are real?
The New York auction one had two labels sewn inside. First is "Macgregor" who manufactured it & below that is a "Lansky's" label. One fan over on a forum tells he showed the picture to Bernard Lansky and asked if it looked like the real thing and he said it didn't. If it had a Lansky tag, it was made for Lansky's, otherwise it would just have the tag of the original manufacturer.
Another fan points to a THIRD jacket which is on display at the 'Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame Museum' in Orlando and the tag apparently clearly stated Elvis Presley and MGM. So we have THREE Jailhouse Rock jackets and no real way of knowing what one is the definitive one so to speak.
The Rock n Roll hall of fame does sound more likely but with Bernard Lansky saying the label thing would never happen then it does look like it's a 41 thousand dollar fake?
Source: Various / Updated: Mar 16, 2010