Saturday, April 30, 2022

April 30 - Pop Icon

Here is the cover-art for the 200-book 'Elvis Presley: Pop Icons' by author Daniel Ichbiah with illustrations by  illustrated by twenty comic strip authors. The book will be released June 3, 2022.

Description: The story of Elvis Presley told through an illustrated biography by twenty comic book authors. 

This is the first book in the new 'Pop Icons' collection, dedicated to the biographies of the greatest icons of world pop culture. This first volume is dedicated to the King of Rock 'n' Roll who takes center stage with the release of a new great Hollywood film dedicated to the story of his life. 

For the first time, next to the texts, some of the best of European comics illustrators worked on a several themes related to the King's life:  his legendary footwork, the forbidden love with Priscilla, the movies, the triumphs, Las Vegas, and finally the fall of the myth. Elvis Presley like you've never seen him before, eternal, sovereign but so endearing.

Auction Results

During the The Gotta Have Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction Spring 2022 auction many ElvisPresley items - including a lot of jewelry, clothing and records - were sold. Two highlights were: 

Harmony Stella Tenor guitar used in 'Frankie and Johnny' movie, which Elvis kept afterwards. Sold for US$24,000

Elvis owned and worn large 14kt Gold and Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace. sold for US$20,000.

The Rockhurst 'Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana' auction included more than 130 lots of Elvis Presley: personal clothing, his jewelry, autographs, personal effects and vintage concert memorabilia. Many items originating from Elvis' cousin Patsy Presley and former secretary Trude Forsher. 

Most items sold for prices in line with the pre-auction estimates. Some items were previously offered for sale, but didn't sell when first offered. 

Some of the highlights were: 

Elvis Presley Signed 1953 Humes High School Yearbook. Sold for US$ 5,750.
Elvis Presley Owned Shelby County Sherif Badge Keychain. Sold for US$$1,955.00.
Four Elvis Presley Signed Documents! in His Shelby County Sheriff’s Department “Special Deputy” Files. Sold for US$$11,500.
RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley's 1969 Single “Don't Cry Daddy” - Certified in 1970 sold for US$1,380 while a RIAA Gold Record Award for Elvis Presley 1963 LP Elvis' Golden Records Volume 3 - Certified in 1966 failed to sell.
Elvis Presley Owned 14K Gold over Sterling Silver Crucifix Ring. Sold for US$3,162.
Elvis Presley Owned Monogrammed “ELVIS” ID Bracelet. Sold for US$4,600.
Elvis Presley Owned Lightning Bolt Silver and Turquoise Ankh Necklace. Sold for US$6,900.

(Source: Amazon / Elvis My Happiness / Rockhurst)