More than three decades after his untimely passing, the king of rock ‘n’ roll still holds court in the hearts of his fans, many of whom will gather at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago on October 18th as an auction of Elvis Presley memorabilia gets underway. From a high school year book that chronicles his freshman year, to records which preserved on vinyl the vibrating beat of the birth of contemporary music, to even a hunka hunka hair from his famous 1958 Army haircut, numerous items from longtime Elvis friend Gary Pepper will go under the gavel, including a few of interest to retro romantics.
Gazing into each other’s eyes on their wedding day, no doubt Elvis and Priscilla Presley saw a bright future ahead– an intimate moment captured by an unknown artist who created two pastel portraits of the King and his Queen in their wedding wear. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, one held a place of prominence for many years at Graceland– the other is now up for auction. The couple’s smiles were also snapped in a series of black and white photos and negatives which comprise Lot #129, each offering insight into the pair’s wedding reception in Memphis, Tennessee on May 29, 1967.
Previews of the items will be held on October 15th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on October 16 – 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Photos of Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding reception:
An ultrasuede shirt from 1963:
A shorn lock of The King’s hair from the day he was inducted in the Army:
A photo of Elvis with Gary Pepper:
Photos courtesy Picapp