Elvis Presley`s sweat-stained jumpsuit goes under the hammer

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 15:05

Los Angeles: A white jumpsuit that Elvis Presley wore while performing in Las Vegas is going up for auction this week.

The King of Rock and Roll`s white costume, which is decorated with a large green and blue peacock across the front, has sweat patches, suggest reports.

The sweaty suit is part of a music memorabilia sale titled A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk hosted by Sotheby`s New York.

The auction will also include a red military-style jacket worn by Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix`s guitar strap that he wore at the 1969 Newport Pop Festival, John Lennon`s upright piano, Kurt Cobain`s smashed Univox guitar and Bob Dylan`s handwritten lyrics to `Like a Rolling Stone` among many other items.

The peacock jumpsuit is expected to fetch between USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Two other articles of
Presley`s apparel are also up for auction, but estimated to go for much less.

The red button-down shirt that he wore during the 1964 MGM film Kissin` Cousins has an estimated price of USD 10,000 - USD 15,000, while a white wool jacket worn in concert in the early 1950s, also in excellent condition, is estimated at USD 7,000-USD 9,000.

PTI

First Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 - 15:05

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