Elvis Presley's Don't Be Cruel acetate offered at Graceland

A rare acetate pressing of Elvis Presley performing Don't Be Cruel is among the highlights of a sale of Elvis memorabilia at Graceland Auctions.

The lot is valued at $3,000-5,000 ahead of the August 13 sale at Graceland.

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The record is Elvis' 28th take of the song and dates to 1956

It was discovered in a Tuscaloosa vintage store. Consignor Lorri Watts told local publication WIAT 42: "I've bought and sold some great things in my career so far but this finding its way to me is the best thing yet.

"The first few seconds of the record is an introduction to someone named Sheila.

"He says Sheila do you mind if I play this record for you and on the flip side is Elvis and the sound engineer bantering back and forth making that introduction and then its struck on the other side with don't be cruel.

"It just needs to go back and find its place in Elvis's archives because this was an acetate struck in the studio that day. I got chills. I knew immediately it was something special."

Earlier this year musician Jack White paid $300,000 for the acetate record of Presley's My Happiness, the first known Elvis record.

The sale will also include a starburst jumpsuit Elvis wore onstage at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1973.  

We have this genuine strand of Elvis Presley's hair available.

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