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

Offered is an Elvis Presley signed check, dated August 22, 1965 and numbered 1762, written for “Cash (Groceries)” in the amount of $115.00 with the handwritten side notation “For groceries for Elvis’ L.A. house during ‘Hawaiian Paradise’ week of 8/23/65.” The shopping trip was likely in preparation for the arrival and visit of the Beatles, which occurred on August 27. The check is signed “E.A. Presley” on the front and endorsed on the reverse by “Billy Smith,” Elvis’ cousin.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style was the final of three films that Elvis shot on location in Hawaii. It chronicles the story of Rick Richards, played by Elvis, who starts a helicopter charter service on the island offering dazzling panoramic views of Hawaii throughout the film. Elvis arrived in Hawaii on August 5 for the on-location filming. Just two weeks later on August 18, Elvis attended a wrap-up party for the movie at the Polynesian Cultural Center after the completion of filming. By August 27, Elvis was back home at his Perugia Way home in Bel Air hosting his famous meeting with The Beatles. This check gives a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of Elvis’ personal life. The check measures 3 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. Near Mint condition with expected wear from bank handling.

August 22, 1965, Elvis Presley Signed Check Written for “For Groceries for Elvis’ L.A. House” While Filming <em>Paradise, Hawaiian Style</em>
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,025
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
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