The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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This brown shirt with paisley pattern was designed for Elvis by Bill Belew and retains the IC Costume Company label. Hollywood designer Bill Belew, known for creating Elvis’ famous jumpsuits, designed both performance and personal wardrobes for Elvis. This shirt has the high Napoleonic collar favored in Elvis’ jumpsuits, a front button closure with five buttons and elastic cinched cuffs, and was given to Stamps Quartet member Ed Hill. The Stamps toured with Elvis during the 1970s and Ed Hill was known as the voice that would announce from backstage, “Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and good night.” The shirt, which measures 30 inches (76.2 cm) in length and 20 inches (50.8 cm) from shoulder seam to shoulder seam, comes with a copy of a notarized Mike Moon Certificate listing the shirt as one of the items he purchased from Ed Hill of the Stamps Quartet on March 21, 1982. The shirt is listed among “1. Six long-sleeve I.C. Costume shirts: 2 brown paisley, 2 blue paisley, 1 brown/orange paisley, 1 blue & red print.” The original letter was signed by Ed Hill and Charlie Hodge so their copied signatures appear on this certificate. Also included is a letter from “EP Archives” of Las Vegas, Nevada, indicating that the offered shirt was among the items purchased from the Mike Moon collection in 2018. The letter theorizes that the shirt was gifted to Ed Hill during the October 1976 Jungle Room sessions at Graceland. While many items of clothing were handed out by Elvis at that time, we cannot confirm this detail. The image shown here of three shirts includes the offered shirt on display at Mike Moon’s Museum. Please note that this image appears for reference only and will not be included with the lot. This stylish brown paisley shirt was custom-made by IC Costume Company, Hollywood, California and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The shirt presents with no defects. Near Mint condition.
1970s Elvis Presley’s IC Costume Brown Paisley Shirt Gifted to Ed Hill - Former Mike Moon Collection
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Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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