May 27, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2021

The offered incredible 1970's dress shirt was a gift from Elvis Presley to his hair stylist for more than 20 years, Homer “Gill” Gilleland. Written in Gilleland’s hand on the shirt’s “Sears Kings Road” label is “Owned and worn by Elvis Presley, Gill, 4-3-85.” The original logo and text on the label has all but worn off. Sears Kings Road brand shirts were defined by their polyester fabric and bold patterns utilizing abstract themes, like the offered example. They were all the rage from the late 1960s through the mid-1970s as styles moved from psychedelic and bled into disco. The offered garment most likely emanates from the latter end of that period, with its burgeoning collar and cuffs, use of earth tones and kickin’ “rainfall” pattern. During Elvis’ career, it was nothing for him to pick up the phone and ask Gill to hop on a plane to come to Graceland, Hollywood, Las Vegas, or wherever he might be to do Elvis’ hair. Gill was the recipient of many gifts over the years, such as jewelry, cars, and even a house. Of all the many items, though, few have the strongly distinct look of “Elvis” that this shirt does. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated (quoted here). The shirt shows signs of being worn and laundered, with faded tagging, but no other noticeable distresses. Excellent to Mint condition.

Elvis Presley Owned “Rainfall” Pattern, Button-Down, Dress Shirt – with LOA from Graceland Authenticated – Gifted to Elvis’ Longtime Hairdresser Homer “Gill” Gilleland
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
Current Bidding (Reserve Not Met)
Minimum Bid: $2,500
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, May 27, 2021.
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