Edit ModuleShow Tags

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

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


Published:

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.

 

 

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Subscribe to Honolulu

Honolulu Magazine October 2018
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Trending

 

41 Thoughts We Had While Watching the New “Magnum P.I.”

Magnum PI

Only one mentions Jay Hernandez's shirt.

 

20 Great O‘ahu Hikes

20 Great Hikes

20 great adventures that offer beautiful vistas, waterfalls, steep climbs and relics of the past.

 

16 Fascinating Facts About Sharks in Hawai‘i Every Local Should Know

Sharks

Important facts you may not know about sharks in Hawai‘i.

 

50 Greatest Songs of Hawai‘i

50 Greatest Songs

An esteemed panel of musicologists, producers and artists select the greatest hits in Hawai‘i’s music history.

 

Political Survivor

Mazie Hirono

A Closer Look at Hawaiʻi’s First Female Senator, Mazie Hirono.

Edit ModuleShow Tags