The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Elvis had a deep adoration for Hawaii beginning with his first trip to the island aboard the USS Matsonia in November 1957 when he would set foot for the first time on Hawaiian soil. Elvis performed multiple concerts, filmed three movies and would vacation on the island with family and friends. In 1961, Elvis performed a benefit concert to raise funds for the USS Arizona Memorial; his efforts were a great success and Elvis would return again to the completed memorial to pay homage to the fallen in 1965 during his filming of Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Perhaps one of his most famous times in Hawaii took place in January 1973 when he said “Aloha” to the world in the most widely viewed entertainment special of its time. Fans around the globe watched the singing phenomenon as he took the stage at the Honolulu International Center on January 14, 1973 during his Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite concert special. The famed show aired via satellite in over 40 countries in Europe and Asia (airing at a later date in the U.S.). A full dress rehearsal was performed on Friday, January 12 and taped in case of satellite transmission issues during the live event the following night. While no admission was charged for the show, contributions to the Kui Lee Cancer fund were requested and over $25,000 is raised. The ticket stub from that concert, bearing the images of Elvis and Kui Lee, is a sought-after collector’s item in itself and not only is one included here, but it is offered with a stage-worn scarf that exhibits heavy make-up soiling. The white scarf, handed to Paula Stallard during the Aloha From Hawaii concert afternoon show comes with a letter from Paula Stallard, dated July 8, 2016 that states, “This letter is in reference to my white Elvis scarf. I received the scarf during the Aloha from Hawaii Rehearsal Concert January 12, 1973 and has been in my possession ever since. During the concert Elvis sang ‘Welcome to My World’ where he put on the white scarf wiped it across his face (hence the makeup stains) and walked down the catwalk and gave it away - to me. This is THAT scarf.” 

The scarf is arranged in a framed display along with two copies of images of Elvis from the concert, a portion of an envelope from the HIC box office postmarked Jan 8, 1973, a typed sheet recounting the information for ticketholders, and a plaque that describes Paula’s acquisition (her name has been misspelled on the plaque) along with the time at which Elvis can be seen wearing the scarf during the afternoon performance. The framed display of this stage-worn scarf from this historic performance also comes with six (6) double-sided scrapbook pages with newspaper clippings about the concert from January 1973 that include headlines like “Elvis Rocks ‘n’ Pays at Benefit Concert,” “Presley Shows He’s Still King,” “Elvis All The Way,” “Thanks to Elvis” and “Gold Crown Awarded to ‘King’ Elvis.” Also included is an additional letter from Rockology that states in part, “The white, stage scarf was handed to Paula Stallard, by Elvis, during the rehearsal show, of the iconic ‘Aloha From Hawaii’ performance. Paula Stallard has owned this stated scarf until 2016. She offered the scarf to me along with an oil-cloth banner she obtained that evening after the performance. The stage scarf still retains makeup and sweat from Elvis during that evening performance of ‘Welcome to My World’.” This incredible collection of relics from that famous performance, with the heavily stained scarf, is perhaps the ultimate Elvis stage-worn scarf grouping as it contains all of the important attributes any Elvis collector could ever want. The framed display measures 24 by 30 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches (60.96 x 76.2 x 8.89 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

While the scarf is contained in a handsome framed display, the staining is clearly visible in several areas. The display is in excellent condition overall.
1973 Elvis Presley’s Stage Worn Scarf from “Aloha from Hawaii” Afternoon Concert Rehearsal Scarf with Heavy Makeup and Original Concert Ticket Stub
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $6,250.00
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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