MASSIVE HORNS FROM ELVIS PRESLEY SET OF “TICKLE ME” FILM GO UP FOR AUCTION FOR FIRST TIME
ARTIFACTS OF HOLLYWOOD & MUSIC – KRUSE GWS AUCTIONS
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. PT
Los Angeles, California – November 22, 2021 – Kruse GWS Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house specializing in entertainment memorabilia, fine jewelry, Couture fashion and Royal artifacts, has announced an incredible example of film history to be auctioned for the very first time during the upcoming Artifacts of Hollywood & Music auction to take place on Saturday, December 4, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Elvis Presley’s massive horns from the set of the film “Tickle Me” will be among some of the most exciting artifacts from Elvis Presley’s personal life and career during the auction. The horns which measure 82” in length were directly from the set of the film and can be seen in the beginning of the feature hanging on the wall of the saloon where Elvis performed his first song before the fighting scene.
These horns were gifted to Priscilla Presley’sfather (Elvis’ father-in-law). One day Priscilla’s father mentioned that he would like to visit a movie set because he had never seen one before. Priscilla made arrangements to take her father to the set of the film “Tickle Me” which was currently in production. Her father immediately grew to admire the magnificent horns on set. After the movie production wrapped, a very large package showed up at Priscilla’s parent’s home which contained the horns from the set of the film. These horns have hung in Priscilla’s parent’s home until now and have never been offered for auction before. Award-winning actor John Travolta used to visit Priscilla’s parents while he would take his infant son on a stroll and it has been shared that he also admired the large horns. The winning bidder on the horns will also receive a letter of authenticity from Priscilla Presley which she will personally authenticate for the buyer. Elvis won a 1966 Golden Laurel Award as best mail actor in a musical film for this role. The film was the only Presley film released by Allied Artists Pictures and it saved the studio from bankruptcy earning $5 million at the box office.
Other extraordinary Elvis Presley memorabilia included in the auction includes Elvis Presley’s father Vernon Presley’s 1938 Jail Cell Lock. The metal jail cell-lock from Vernon’s cell at the Mississippi State Penitentiary is a fascinating artifact from Elvis’ personal life that many don’t know.
Vernon Presley was incarcerated for forging a check and released on February 6, 1939 with a six month suspension of his sentence granted on condition of good behavior.
The letter Elvis wrote to his cousin Patsy Presley is another example in the auction that gives a very personal into Elvis’ family life and feelings. The letter is two pages long and handwritten by Elvis himself and includes the envelope that it was originally mailed in. The letter is dated 1958 and signed by Elvis and gives fans insight into the vulnerable side of The King.
The Artifacts of Hollywood & Music Auction on Saturday, December 4, 2021 will mark the last celebrity memorabilia auction for Kruse GWS Auctions in 2021. To register to bid please visit www.bid.gwsauctions.com
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