August 27, 2020 Elvis Presley BIG 50 Auction
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/27/2020

Offered is a prescription bottle for the drug Dalmane that belonged to Elvis Presley. The bottle contained 30 mg capsules of the drug whose generic name is "flurazepam hydrochloride," which was prescribed by Elvis' Memphis physician Dr. Scott, whose name appears on the bottle's label.

The label reads "ELVIS PRESLEY / Take one capsule every bedtime as needed for sleep. 9/14/74." The bottle's label was from a Walgreens on HWY 51 near Graceland. Dalmane is a strong sedative prescribe to combat insomnia.

The accompanying copy of a letter signed by Jody Ghanem from the original sale of a number of prescription bottles reads "This collection of Elvis Presley's pill bottles were left at the home of Dr. Elias Ghanem during the Elvis Presley's visits to the Ghanem's home in the mid to late 1970's." Somewhat interestingly, the Dalmane is the only one of the 15 bottles listed that were left by Elvis at Dr. Ghanem's residence. The others were from prescriptions written by Elvis' physicians Dr. Nichopoulos (Memphis), Dr. Kaplan (Palm Springs), Dr. Scott (Memphis), and Dr. Cantor (Hollywood). The bottle measures 2 1/8 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter and presents with expected light wear. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presleys Prescription Bottle for “Dalmane” Sedative
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Minimum Bid: $4,000
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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