Jump suits — these are the ultimate in Elvis Presley memorabilia. The current world Elvis auction record is $300,000 paid for a peacock jump suit worn in several 1974 concerts. Even his Bentley sold for less!
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Former 16 magazine editors Randi Reisfeld and Danny Fields have consigned loads of photos, press releases, interview tapes, handwritten notes and other items from their personal collections for the upcoming 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction being run by Backstage Auctions starting in September. Literally saved from the dumpster are tons of never-before-seen photographic material of acts like the Jackson 5, The Beatles and the Bay City Rollers, among others.
Heritage Auction Galleries sold nearly $650,000 worth of music, TV and movie memorabilia in its Signature Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Auction held June 5 and 6. In the music category, an acoustic guitar owned and used by Elvis Presley attracted the highest final bid, selling for $26,290, including buyer’s premium. Elvis played the guitar in the movie “Follow That Dream” and it had been on display at the Warner Bros. Museum in Hollywood until its previous owner decided to put it up for sale.
SongVest, a company which auctions portions of song rights as collectibles, has announced that its next major online auction will include R&B and dance hits written by Midnight Star founding member Reggie Calloway. Scheduled for Dec. 12-19 at songvest.com, the auction will include songs written for Midnight Star, The Calloway Brothers, LeVert, Klymaxx and Gladys Knight And The Pips.