Elvis footage to be auctioned
Published 11/01/2010 | 14:28
Footage showing the moment Elvis and Priscilla Presley brought their baby daughter home for the first time is being sold at auction.
The reel of 16mm film showing intimate family moments lasts for 17 minutes and is expected to fetch between £4,000 and £6,000 when it's auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes, Wiltshire, on January 16.
It starts with Priscilla walking over to an old stage wagon in the desert near Las Vegas, with her explaining that these are her most precious memories of the days she had with Elvis.
Other scenes show Elvis and Priscilla at a party on the eve of their wedding in May 1967 as well as footage from the nuptials at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
It also shows the Presleys arriving home from the hospital with Lisa Marie, and Elvis and Priscilla with baby Lisa driving around Memphis waving at fans and holding Lisa to the window.
There are scenes from Lisa Marie's first trip to Hawaii when she was three months old with footage of Elvis, Priscilla and Lisa on the plane, in a limousine and on the beach, as well as her first Christmas at Graceland.
The film comes from Jimmy Velvet, president of the Elvis Presley Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, and is being sold without any copyright.
Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said: "The film appears to have come from Priscilla's own personal home movies of Elvis and gives the viewer a snapshot of life behind the scenes."
Other items are also being sold, including a guitar pick with EP imprinted on it, which was used by Elvis for his final tour in 1977.
Lots can be viewed online at www.henry-aldridge.com from January 12.