The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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This sought-after fully complete, unused ticket from Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” concert is for Section BB, Row 22, Seat 7. The ticket had no printed value because audience members were asked to donate any amount they could afford, and as a result tickets quickly sold out. Ticket and concert merchandise sales raised $75,000 for the Kui Lee Cancer Fund in Hawaii. Kui Lee was the golden singer/songwriter of Hawaii in the 1960s who passed in 1966 at the young age of 34 after suffering with cancer. This concert was groundbreaking, making entertainment history with an audience believed to be one billion worldwide. The concert was broadcast via satellite on January 14, 1973, from the Honolulu International Center and aired in over 40 countries. It was the most expensive entertainment special of its time, coming in at a cost of $2.5 million. The concert did not air in the United States until April 4, 1973. This sought-after ticket features a full-color image of both Kui Lee and Elvis on a Hawaiian sunset seascape background—this was one of the few tickets printed with an image of Elvis, adding to its desirability. The concert was held at 1:00 a.m. on January 14th at the Honolulu International Center Arena and the while the tickets at the time were typically issued with a receipt from the HIC Box Office, rarely has a full complete, unused ticket with both side perforations been offered. An unused ticket is incredibly unusual for a concert that was so well attended. The historic concert was one of Elvis’ pivotal performances, and successfully raised funds for the worthy cause of a beloved local celebrity. This rare full and unused ticket, representing an epic event in music and television history, measures approximately 3 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches (8.25 x 17.14 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ticket is in excellent condition overall with both side perforations remaining completely intact.
January 14, 1973 Elvis Presley “Aloha from Hawaii” Concert FULL UNUSED Ticket
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,125.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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