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Elvis Presley's 'Aloha From Hawaii' Cape For Sale

Elvis is in the house—the online auction house, that is.


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The full-length cape that matched the sequined, white jumpsuit Elvis Presley wore for his 1973 Aloha From Hawaii performance is up for grabs in an Internet auction that started Thursday, March 13.

Made by costume designer Bill Belew, the cape is heavily inlaid with semi-precious stones arranged in the form of an American eagle. It is about five-feet long and weighs about 12 pounds.

Presley didn't actually wear the cape in concert, as he discovered during rehearsal that its weight made it unwieldy. Instead, he wore a shorter, lighter version that Belew quickly whipped up as a replacement. The original cape was kept at Presley's Graceland estate in Memphis until it was sold at a charity auction in 1999.
 

The cape is now back on the block in an online auction running from March 13-20. Boston-based auction firm RR Auction says the garmet is in "fine condition, with some expected light soiling and a few small separations to [the] lining."  

Bidding started at $10,000.

 

 

 

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