Online Bidding Registration Now Open for Auction at Graceland Taking Place August 14 JULY 31, 2014
Online bidding registration is now open to the public for the first-ever Auction at Graceland taking place August 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Graceland Archive Studio. Elvis collectors can complete the online registration and view 72 items up for bid by visiting online The Auction at Graceland.
Fans and collectors from around the world are expected to participate onsite and online for this unprecedented auction, featuring artifacts authenticated by the new Graceland Authenticated.
By visiting the auction site, fans can view individual items including photos with zoom capabilities, a complete description of each item, and a condition assessment of the artifact. Fans can also purchase The Auction at Graceland catalog by visitingShop.Graceland.com.
All of the items in the auction will be offered from third-party collectors and none of the items included in the auction will come from the treasured Graceland Archives. The mansion and all artifacts in the Graceland Archives continue to be owned by Lisa Marie Presley and are not for sale. The auction will be held on site at Graceland and powered by LiveAuctioneers for the online bidding.
All of the Items included in the auction have been authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, a new Graceland affiliated authentication and appraisal service for collectors and fans. Graceland Authenticated sets a new standard for pop culture authentication and appraisal to ensure pop culture artifact accuracy and provide evaluations of privately owned collections.
Among the items in the auction are rare and unique artifacts from the collection of Greg Page, founding member of The Wiggles® and one of the world’s biggest and most well-known Elvis Presley collectors. Page’s items include Elvis’ 1977 Cadillac Seville, a Martin D-28 and Elvis’ copy of the original script for his first film, “Love Me Tender.”
Joe Guercio to Speak at Conversations on Elvis During Elvis Week AUGUST 01, 2014
Elvis’ musical director and conductor Joe Guercio will join an all-star line-up at this year's Elvis Week! Guercio will make an appearance at Conversations on Elvis inside the Elvis Week Main Stage on August 15. Tickets to this event are now sold out. Pending setup of the Elvis Week Main Stage, there may be a very limited amount of tickets that become available the day of the event at the door. Please watch Graceland.com and the Elvis Week app for updates regarding this event.
Joe Guercio has enjoyed a prolific career, but he is probably best known and admired for his work with Elvis Presley. He was the musical director and conductor for Elvis' concert shows from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1977 when Elvis made his last concert appearance. Along with the obvious contributions he made to Elvis' shows, including many of the triumphs of Elvis' "concert era", it was Joe Guercio who created the now almost iconic six-note theme for Elvis' stage entrances and bows.
Other confirmed guests for Conversations on Elvis include Priscilla Presley, Elvis' Imperials Terry Blackwood and Joe Moscheo, in addition to Cynthia Pepper, Elvis' co-star in "Kissin' Cousins."
"Nobody" is a Sideburned Cinema, Inc. short film written and directed by, William Bryan and co-produced by, Tom Radovich. The film chronicles the story of an 18 year old, Elvis Presley, as a Senior at Humes High School, before he achieved world-wild stardom. Elvis was not an Athlete, he wore flashy clothing & he carried around a guitar, and he truly liked music class. "Nobody" features a detailed account of the 1953 Humes High School talent show which occurred April 9, 1953. Elvis reluctantly entered the talent show, and as fate would have it the audience loved Elvis at the talent show, and he captured first place at the 1953 Humes High School talent show. "Nobody" also highlights the very vital and unbreakable Mother and Son relationship between, Elvis and his Mother, Gladys Presley. In addition, "Nobody" details Elvis' relationship with his homeroom teacher, Miss. Mildred Scrivener. Scrivener was a strong authority figure, whom was in charge of the Humes High School talent show.