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john carpenter
10-19-2009, 03:56 AM
Elvis' hair sells for $15K at Chicago auction

http://i35.tinypic.com/30jn2v8.jpgAP FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2009 file photo, a clump of Elvis Presley's hair, given to Gary Pepper as president

CHICAGO A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the Army in 1958 has sold for $15,000 at a Chicago auction house.

Also among the 200 Elvis-related items up for grabs at the Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago on Sunday was a shirt that once belonged to the King which sold for $52,000. The buyer of the hair paid $15,000 plus an additional $3,300 in auction house fees.

Other items on offer included scarves, photos from the reception of Presley's 1967 wedding to Priscilla, Christmas cards he sent and lots of records. Elvis dolls and Elvis Pez dispensers numbered among the memorabilia.

All the items had belonged to the late Gary Pepper, who ran a fan club and was a friend. Pepper, who had cerebral palsy, died in 1980.

JDD
10-19-2009, 03:59 AM
I just don't see the appeal of something like that.

Raised on Rock
10-19-2009, 04:52 AM
Just what I needed for my cloning machine!

Jungleroom76
10-19-2009, 05:07 PM
I wonder what the supposed proof of authenticity for this hair was??? :hmm:

Sorry....but unless there is DNA evidence to confirm that it is Elvis' hair, I certainly wouldn't consider spending $15,000 for it...and even then, if it was proven that it was Elvis' hair, I still think $15,000 is a bit much... :blink:

TCB!
Mike

Lisarose
10-20-2009, 04:10 AM
I wonder what the supposed proof of authenticity for this hair was??? :hmm:

Sorry....but unless there is DNA evidence to confirm that it is Elvis' hair, I certainly wouldn't consider spending $15,000 for it...and even then, if it was proven that it was Elvis' hair, I still think $15,000 is a bit much... :blink:

TCB!
Mike

True, so true, and frankly if this wasn't from Gary Pepper's collection, no way would I have believed it to be hair from Elvis' head. And still am not 100% convinced. . .

SleepyJack
10-20-2009, 02:22 PM
I`ll just never understand why somebody would pay for something like that,maybe it`s just the way my brain is wired-up or something...but I just don`t "get" it. It seems like a real waste of money in a world that is struggling.

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-20-2009, 06:16 PM
and even then, if it was proven that it was Elvis' hair, I still think $15,000 is a bit much... :blink:
Money makes the world go around.
But i have to agree with, $ 15,000 is way too much.

Polk-Salad-Annie
10-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Just what I needed for my cloning machine!

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

ELVIS2001NET
10-27-2009, 04:04 AM
Gary Pepper Family interview with Joe Krein on EER

I INTERVIEWED A FAMILY MEMBER OF GARYS TODAY . THE AUDIO WILL BE PLAYED THIS WEEK ON ELVIS EXPRESS RADIO.
http://www.elvis-express.com/

ITS ABOUT 20 MINUTES LONG.
J KREIN
WWW.ELVIS2001.NET

beckelvis
10-27-2009, 12:30 PM
Just what I needed for my cloning machine!
:lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao::lmfao:

Albert
10-27-2009, 09:54 PM
Just what I needed for my cloning machine!

:lol: hahaha... do you think it'll work? When cloning (based on available DNA) will be possible, anytime in the future, this hair will be the key to hundreds and hundreds of ELvis lookalikes.... Ain't that a scary thought?

beckelvis
10-28-2009, 01:07 PM
Not be bad to have your Elvis but always and when to be like the real one not? :lmfao::lmfao:The truth not that to think:hmm:

Lisarose
10-29-2009, 03:11 AM
oh No! Now there's some drama on whether or not the nurse had the legal right to sell Gary's collection - it just never ends.

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