Elvis' last concert videos join an array of memorabilia at Mecum

Five original video tapes from Elvis Presley's last concerts in 1977 will sell as part of Mecum Auctions' Celebrity Items sale, which will run from July 26 to 27 in Santa Monica.

Elvis Presley Last concert video tapes
A rare opportunity to acquire unedited, intimate footage of The King

The five video tapes contain approximately 3½ hours of unedited, black and white footage of Elvis' last two recorded live concerts in Omaha, Nebraska (June 19, 1977) and Rapid City, South Dakota (June 21, 1977).

They are joined in the sale by Elvis' Cadillac Custom Estate Wagon, which was originally gifted to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, but later taken back by Elvis.

The tapes include intimate backstage scenes, candid dressing room footage and Elvis arriving in the basement of a venue in a limousine with his then-girlfriend, Ginger Aldren, and his father, Vernon Presley.

Also included is footage of Elvis being presented with the Full Circle Medallion of Life from the Sioux Indian Reservation, and the Mayor of Rapid City giving him an inscribed plaque, as the first performer in the city's new convention centre.

The tapes will sell amid a host of other Elvis-related items, such as signed photographs, ephemera and his army induction and discharge papers. Acetates of his Merry Christmas Baby and Only Believe will also sell.

Paul Fraser Collectibles has some fantastic Elvis Presley memorabilia for sale, including signed photographs from his days in the US Army and authentic strands of his hair from the haircut he received before enlisting.


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