The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/10/2011
Elvis Presley wore this black leather vest in many of his promotional photographs for his 1966 film, "Frankie and Johnny." The vest was created for Elvis by Western Costume Co. to wear in the film, but he ended up wearing several other vests, and not this one. However, Elvis did use it heavily in promotion of the film, and some of these promotional photographs accompany this lot. The Western Costume label has "No. 2508-#2" with "Elvis Presley" typed on the name line and "Chest 42" typed on the appropriate line. The inside of the vest is lined in red and is stamped "Western Costume Co." Elvis gave this vest to his close friend Richard David who in turn wore it, or a very similar one, in the 1970 MGM film, "Elvis That's The Way It Is." Davis is seen in several scene of the film as he was Elvis' valet at the time. Very good condition. Comes with letter of provenance from Richard Davis, a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity and the promotional photographs of Elvis wearing the vest mentioned above.
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