Thursday, March 13, 2014

March 13 - Long Aloha Cape For Sale Again

A 12-pound cape that Elvis Presley had custom-made for the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii satellite performance — but was unable to be worn because of its weight — will be auctioned by Massachusetts-based RR Auction. It's the 7th or 8th time in 15 years that the cape is offered at auctions. 

The full-length cape was made to hide behind at the opening of the Hawaii show, with Elvis intending to drop the cape and reveal himself to the anxiously awaiting crowd, according to RR Auction. However, when Presley tried on the cape during rehearsals, the weight almost pulled him over backwards, and it was decided that a smaller version was needed. Belew in less than 24 hours created a replacement, and the 12-pound cape was sent back to Graceland where it remained until a charity auction in 1999 where it sold for 70,000 $US.

At Dinner In Vegas And Back On Track In Vegas

The Touchdown Productions importreleases "At Dinner In Vegas", containing the September 3, 1972 Dinner Show and "Back On Track In Vegas", containing the January 26, 1974 Midnight Show, both recorded in Las Vegas, were released.

(Source: ElvisMatters / Elvis On CD)