Graceland Auction to Be Featured on New YouTube Channel
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:54:22
Graceland is hallowed ground for fans of Elvis Presley aka The King.
Interest in authenticated items that belonged to Presley, or that were worn by him onstage, has never waned.
This has led to an extraordinary, first-time event: the August 14 auction of a famous Elvis collection, which is to be held on the grounds of Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. That's two days before the August 16 anniversary of Elvis' death. He died in 1977.
A film crew toured the mansion and viewed items from the auction, many of which were consigned by Australian super-fan Greg Page. However, none of the auction items are from the Graceland Archives, which remain the property of Lisa Marie Presley.
That said, G-land videos were produced for LiveAuctioneers' YouTube channel and they offer a privileged look at highlights from the upcoming auction at Graceland.
The video team's tour was led by Angie Marchese, Graceland's Director of Archives, who provided the backstories for several key auction items: a Tupelo, Mississippi library card with the earliest known Elvis signature, a 1975 Martin D-28 guitar that Elvis gave to one of his bodyguards, and stage-worn jewelry, including a fabulous gold, diamond and ruby lion pendant that was one of his favorite pieces.
Each auction item is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Additional Graceland videos will appear soon on LiveAuctioneers' YouTube channel. Watch for the following:
A Private Tour of Graceland – LiveAuctioneers' team tours the fabled mansion Elvis called home, including a visit to the Hawaiian-themed Jungle Room and the Racquetball Building, which is filled with many of Elvis' stage outfits and awards.
Elvis' Cars & Motorcycles – Auction Tip: See Lot 62, the 1977 maroon and silver Cadillac Seville V-8 Automatic that was the last personal car Presley purchased for personal use and the last Cadillac he ever drove.
"If you're an Elvis fan – and who isn't – you'll love the YouTube programming we've prepared from our team's Graceland visit. It's a sneak peek at some amazing artifacts and an exploration of the Graceland mansion with Graceland staff," said Julian R. Ellison, CEO of LiveAuctioneers.
View the online catalog for the August 14 auction at Graceland and sign up to bid absentee or live online at this location.
Subscribe to LiveAuctioneers' YouTube channel here.
Will you be watching the YouTube channel or bidding on Presley items?