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Elvis collections to go under the hammer

world Updated: Aug 17, 2009 19:06 IST

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A collection presenting a remarkable post-script to Elvis Presley's life and legacy, including clothes worn by the rock and roll king, a large lock of his and LPs will be up for grab at an auction in Chicago in October.

The 'once in a lifetime opportunity' for Elvis collectors and fans, as auctioneers Leslie Hindman has described the sales, will be held on October 18 and a portion of its proceeds from the auction will be donated to a cerebral palsy centre.

The collection of memorabilia is from Gary Pepper, a man with cerebral palsy who ultimately became a close friend and the president of one of Elvis first fan clubs. Elvis died on August 16, 1977.

Highlights from the auction also includes a telegram sent to Gary while Elvis was in the army, Christmas cards to Gary from Priscilla and Elvis, an incredible selection of souvenirs and movie stills, and other memorabilia from celebrities such as signed photographs of the Jackson Five and Marilyn Monroe.

The auction will have hundreds of candid photographs of Elvis, including pictures documenting some of the most intimate moments in his life and career such as his return home from the army and his wedding to Priscilla.

Many of these images were taken by Gary Pepper with a Polaroid camera that Elvis gave him early in their friendship.