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ELVIS PRESLEY GLASSES SELL FOR RECORD PRICE
March 26,  2018   -   Forbes   /   Elvis Express Radio
A pair of Elvis Presley’s glasses has sold at auction in Los Angeles for a record-breaking final sum.

The 14K, chrome and plastic custom sunglasses, personally owned by the singer, went for of $159,900 [£114,005.71 GBP] -- the highest price ever paid at auction for a pair of the
King’s specs.
Elvis was photographed wearing the glasses on multiple occasions, including on his last summer vacation in Hawaii in 1977.

The Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction saw collectors and fans from around the world frantically bidding both online and by phone. “To our knowledge and research, this is the
highest price ever paid at auction for a pair of Elvis Presley’s glasses,” said Brigitte Kruse, owner and lead auctioneer at GWS Auctions, the people who managed the sale. “Our
bidders from around the world made this one of the most exciting auctions we have ever held.”

Other highlights from the auction include a Marilyn Monroe brush, comb and mirror set which sold for $23,985; Liberace’s personally owned custom diamond and white/yellow gold
piano ring sold for $23,370; Steve McQueen’s personally owned Persol 714 folding sunglasses which went for $18,450 and the Star Wars Sorosuub Corporation X-34 Landspeeder
replica sold for $39,975.

Close to 200 lots of Hollywood and Music memorabilia were offered up at the auction of eclectic, iconic and extremely personal items that belonged to a range of showbiz titans or
were featured in major TV and film properties. Among them were a fiberglass replica of the original Batmobile which sold for $110,000; Dean Martin's Candy Apple Red 1966 Ford
Thunderbird which went for $20,000; Michael Jackson’s electric ride-on train from Neverland Ranch found a new home for $30,000; MJ's personally owned and worn Florsheim
Moonwalk loafers signed 'Love Michael Jackson' went for $17,000 and Brandon Lee's distressed black shirt, leather pants and jacket from The Crow which sold for $24,000.

Among the comparative bargains were Robin Williams' two-piece Peter Pan costume from Hook which went for just $3,500; a used clapperboard from the iconic Marilyn Monroe
movie, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes which sold for $4,750 and Elvis Presley’s autographed Army notebook from 1958, an item that has never before been offered up at auction, that
sold for $3,300.

Elsewhere, at the more eclectic and mildly macabre end of the scale, prescription pill bottles that belonged to Carrie Fisher, Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra all went for $475 each
while a similar item that once belonged to Evel Knievel sold for $900.

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