Elvis Presley Enterprises, or EPE, has been auction a shocking number of items that fans expect to be able to see on display.
Frankly, with the new Hotel, why isn’t more Elvis framed and on display there?
The last auction round, included his birth certificate – which was bought by a staff member and donated for display.
Then, there’s these Elvis and Orchestra remixes, trying to put Elvis on the classical charts and perhaps created the first product of little to no interest of Elvis fans – the When he was Alive Fans, the Gen X ones and the millennials.
Doing an Elvis tour, with Elvis on tape and using local orchestras is beyond a cash grab and staying home and playing the disc certainly makes more sense with no Elvis and not even the group on the disc.
in the mid 1960s, Elvis’s gold car toured Australia.
the Elvis fan sites report:
Online Bidding Open for Auction at Graceland: Online bidding is now open for the upcoming the Grand Opening weekend Graceland auction, which will feature the “Aqua Blue Vine” jumpsuit Elvis wore on stage in 1973-74, estimated at $250,000- $350,000; Elvis’ 1956 application for Screen Actors Guild, estimated at $10,000-15,000; as well as an historic collection of Sun Records artifacts from members of the “Million Dollar Quartet”, several distinctive pieces of Elvis’ jewelry including his Lion Head ring, estimated at $15,000-$20,000, and other artifacts that once belonged to, or were worn or signed by Elvis Presley. (see more details below)
You can now pre-order the Graceland Auction catalogue, which should ship October 21,
The catalogue is 140 pages plus a 4 page cover, Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8, Full color printing throughout.
The Grand Opening “Auction at Graceland” will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016.
RPO tours WITHOUT the RPO: Have EPE lost the plot completely?:As EPE is about to embark on its latest venture, the ‘Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ (RPO) tours, I think there’s some questions that need to be asked, and some points that deserve to be raised.
The 2015 album of ‘Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ was a massive-seller both in Europe and Australia. To capitalise on this new chart success EPE have planned a worldwide tour featuring “Elvis” on stage backed by a 40-piece orchestra.
While ‘If I Can Dream’ was a huge success with the general public, the CD divided opinions among the hard-core Elvis collectors. The new “Elvis with the R.P.O” tour is bound to do the same.
However EPE has decided to save money by apparently using local “Pick-up” orchestras instead.
Go here as EIN contributor Arjan Deelen looks back at EPE’s previous “Elvis Tours” and asks some tricky questions about this new Elvis – RPO money-making venture.
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