Elvis’s Hair Brings Big Bucks

elvisimg-bs-top---mg---celb-auctions---elvis-haircut_192847554883It’s proof that the King didn’t wear a toupee…at least in 1958. Some lucky fan went home from Sunday’s Elvis auction at Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago with a clump of his hair, believed to be trimmed from Presley’s head when he joined the army in 1958. The hair went for $15,000, plus $3,300 in auction house fees, but the big-ticket item was a shirt he owned that went for $52,000. Photos from Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding reception, Christmas cards he sent, and records were also up for sale along with Elvis dolls and Pez dispensers. The cache of items belonged to Gary Pepper, a friend of Elvis’ who ran a fan club and died in 1980.

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