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Tuesday 25 September 2018

Elvis' PJs could fetch €11,000 at auction

Elvis Presley’s pyjamas
Elvis Presley’s pyjamas

A pair of pyjamas worn by Elvis Presley less than five months before his death are to be sold at auction.

The King of Rock and Roll wore the large Lord Shannon mint-green PJs while staying at Baptist Memorial Hospital in early April 1977.

They were later left at his father Vernon's home in Memphis, Tennessee, after a visit from Elvis, who lived close by at Graceland.

After Elvis died in August 1977, aged 42, the pyjamas went on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama museum for many years and also appeared on national television in 2003.

Framed

The pyjamas, which were framed in Las Vegas, will go under the hammer tomorrow at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire.

Showbiz collectables experts say they should fetch between €7,000 and €11,000.

Also being sold, for €11,000, is a copy of David Seltzer's book, The Omen, a novelisation of the hit horror movie, which Elvis signed shortly before his death.

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