The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
Al Dvorin was a Chicago bandleader for The Kings Men and a talent agent who met Elvis through Colonel Parker in 1955, when he started booking Elvis in variety shows and county fairs. It is fortuitous that the head of a band called “The Kings Men” would end up playing such a pivotal role in Elvis’ career for the next 22 years. In the 1970s, Al Dvorin uttered the now-famous phrase, “Ladies and gentleman, Elvis has left the building. Thank you and goodnight.” Perhaps at one of the very concerts he said those words, Al acquired the offered blue scarf with the standard Elvis Presley printed signature and the rarer Hilton logo in white. The scarf, measuring 34 by 34 inches (86.36 x 86.36 cm), is accompanied by a letter from Howard Dvorin attesting that this scarf is from the personal collection of Al Dvorin and a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The color of the blue scarf with rounded corners has faded to pink along the crease lines and edges; good condition overall.