The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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The offered white nylon Monte Factor/Jerry Rothschild pajama top was owned by Elvis Presley and gifted to his girlfriend Sheila Ryan (Caan), whom Elvis dated after Linda Thompson. Sheila, an October 1973 Playboy cover girl, met Elvis in Las Vegas and was introduced to him by Joe Esposito. The pajama top has long sleeves and is very soft to the touch, both hallmark characteristics of the type of lounge wear Elvis preferred. In addition to the brand name, the collar tag reads “BEVERLY HILLS / SHERMAN OAKS  / SANTA ANA / LAS VEGAS / WOODLAND HILLS,” and the attached care label reads “ALL NYLON TRICOT.” The tricot knitting process is what creates the fine, silky-soft feel in nylon fabrics used for pajamas, lingerie and linings. The top is accompanied by a period fan magazine featuring Shelia Ryan and Elvis on the cover, several photos of Sheila's wedding with James Caan, and a letter of authenticity signed by Sheila and Joe Esposito. The 2003 letter, which also refers to another pajama top being offered in this auction, reads in part, “The two pajama tops photographed and seen by Joe Esposito having belonged to Elvis Presley in the year 1975, were given to Girl-friend [sic] Sheila Ryan, now called Sheila Caan through marriage, and at the time of that marriage said pajama shirts were given to and are to this date owned by, and in the possession of Neolin Wyman. Also known as Pat Wyman, and fondly referred to as ‘Honey Girl.’” Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The top shows signs of minor wear and aging. Excellent condition.
Elvis Presley Owned White Factor/Rothschild Pajama Top Given to Girlfriend Shelia Ryan
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,625.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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