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Online Bidding Now Open for “The Auction at Graceland” During the Four Day Elvis Birthday Celebration in Memphis

December 20, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 20, 2018--During the Elvis Presley Birthday celebration at Graceland, collectors, fans and pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will raise their paddles to bid in hopes of going home with a piece of Elvis history at “ The Auction at Graceland ” live auction event at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel theater and online at GracelandAuctions.com. The auction will feature a vast array of artifacts from both Elvis’ theatrical and musical careers as well as personal tokens and gifts.

The Auction at Graceland live auction event will be held Tuesday, January 8 at 12:30 p.m. CST/1:30 p.m. EST in the 464-seat state-of-the-art theater at The Guest House at Graceland. Online bidding is now open at GracelandAuctions.com. Every artifact is authenticated by Graceland Authenticated, LLC.

For the first time, a portion of the auction will benefit the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF), a 501(c)3 organization. EPCF was formed by Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in 1984 to continue Elvis’ own tradition of generosity and community service, and to honor his memory. All of the EPCF’s funds are used for charitable donations — nothing is deducted for staffing or other operating costs. The foundation has assisted numerous charities over the years and has a longstanding relationship with the College of Communications and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis where the Elvis Presley Endowed Scholarship Fund was created. Also, dear to Elvis’ heart, the foundation has supported outstanding Memphis-based charitable organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Civil Rights Museum. The foundation receives a portion of its overall income from Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. A meaningful amount of the EPCF’s funding also comes from donations made by Elvis fan clubs and individual Elvis fans and admirers from around the world.

Highlights in the auction include the original sale agreement for Graceland; the red velvet shirt worn by Elvis, likely on stage at his famous Tupelo homecoming concert in 1956; an original 1955 concert poster; an Elvis signed check dated January 8th; historic tour documents once belonging to Elvis’ sound engineer, Bill Porter; Elvis’ sparkling jewelry, including a TCB necklace from Dr. Nick; pieces of his personal clothing; stage-used microphones; gold record awards; and much more.

A selection of the artifacts are available for viewing at Graceland’s new entertainment complex Elvis Presley’s Memphis now through January 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST and at The Guest House at Graceland in the Rock Conference Room Monday, January 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

The Auction at Graceland collectible catalog is now available to order at ShopGraceland.com and features photos and details of all the auction items in over 240 full color pages. The live auction event is open to the public, however bidders must register in advance. Auction paddle pick-up for in-person bidding will be available: Monday, January 7, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. at The Guest House at Graceland in The Rock Conference Room. Reserve a paddle in advance by emailing auctioninfo@graceland.com.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not already have a bidding account, please register at www.GracelandAuctions.com prior to January 7/8 paddle pick-up.

For information on bidding or to email your absentee bid form contact: auctioninfo@graceland.com.

For more information about how to submit items for authentication by Graceland Authenticated, please email authentication@graceland.com. To have an artifact considered for inclusion in future Graceland Auctions, please email consignments@graceland.com.

About Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley’s Graceland, in Memphis, is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the historic home each year. Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) manages the operations of Graceland and its related properties, including Elvis Presley’s Memphis, Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibition complex over 200,000 square feet in size; the AAA Four Diamond Guest House at Graceland 450-room resort hotel; and the Graceland Archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis-themed live events, tours, and attractions worldwide. Graceland Holdings LLC, led by managing partner Joel Weinshanker, is the majority owner of EPE. Auction A Circle and Graceland Auctions TNGL#5967 is the entity that manages Auctions at Graceland. Graceland is the only attraction worldwide to ever receive five USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards: in 2018, it was voted “Best Tennessee Attraction” and Best Holiday Historic Home Tour, in 2015 voted the world’s “Best Musical Attraction” and “Best Historic Southern Attraction,” and in 2013 voted the #1 “Iconic American Attraction.” In 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards named Graceland one of the top 25 landmarks in the world and was named one of 10 Great American Music Landmarks by Rolling Stone. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.

Stay connected to Elvis Presley’s Graceland: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracelandliveconcerts/?hl=en Website: http://www.graceland.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElvisPresleysGraceland@VisitGraceland on Twitter and Instagram YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialGraceland Graceland Live: http://www.gracelandlive.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graceland-Live-2029335310457441/ Livestream events: https://livestream.com/ElvisPresleyGraceland/events/3333050 SiriusXM’s Elvis Radio, Channel 19: http://www.siriusxm.com/Elvisradio

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CONTACT: David Beckwith

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KEYWORD: TENNESSEE UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ARTS/MUSEUMS THEME PARKS ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATIONS TRAVEL EVENTS/CONCERTS CONSUMER CELEBRITY OTHER CONSUMER MUSIC

SOURCE: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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