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ELVIS PRESLEY' CLOTH MATERIAL from 1950's, 1960's CUT FROM ELVIS' CLOTHES, FROM DON WARDELL'S (RCA) PRIVATE COLLECTION

 Accompanied by a Elvis Presley Museum letter of authenticity with Corporate Seal.

Swatch in RCA envelope cut from the wardrobe of Elvis Presley from Don Wardell's (RCA) private collection.

These swatches are actual pieces of cloth material cut from Elvis clothes from the 1950's.

Originally included with boxed LP set 50 Worldwide Gold Awards Hits Vol 2 issued in August 1971.

A large amount of Elvis' 1950's, 1960's clothes were cut up into swatches in 1971 and inserted in the RCA envelopes in 1971.

For more information, the History below explaines..............

 

HIDDEN FOR YEARS AT GRACELAND, HIS CLOTHS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING
By: Guy Trebay (New York Times), November 15, 2003
 
It was in the Aladdin's cave of the archive building that Julie Mundy fell upon these unknown treasures when she visited Graceland to research her book. "There is not a lot left from the early career from the 1950's," said Ms. Mundy, referring to the pink shirts, lamé tuxedos, trousers that were exaggeratedly baggy at first and then just as exaggeratedly pegged. One reason for this is that Elvis's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had many of the early clothes cut up to include as souvenirs in a four-record boxed set of flip sides from 50 of Elvis's big hits, released in August of 1971. "They put an envelope inside each with a swatch," said Todd Morgan, the media director at Graceland. "That's how a lot was lost. Who knows what all was in his closet when they gathered that up?"
 
 
Obtained directley from Don Wardell Elvis Presley's RCA re-issue producer.
 
 
As you can see these swatches are a part of history.
We only have a very limited amount of these swatches.
 
 
You will receive one original authentic swatch and one original authentic RCA envelope that the swatch originally came in.
 
You will receive a copy of the letter Don Wardell sent to Daniel Johnson regarding the swatches.
 
You will receive a Elvis Presley Museum letter with Corporate Seal.
 
 
 
 
These swatches are available for purchase please contact us for further details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don Wardell
 
Don Wardell began his career in broadcasting at the age of thirteen in the B.B.C.'s "Childrens Hour" radio program.
 
Apart from a spell in the Royal Airforce, he has been around music and broadcasting all his life.
 
He had the honor of working with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Colonel Tom Parker, Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald and Tim Rice.
 
In 1982 he won a Grammy for his restoration of Frank Sinatra's recordings with Tommy Dorsey.
 
 
Don Wardell
 
 
 
 
Don Wardell with Priscilla, Colonel and Jerry Schilling
 
 
 
 
Swatches
Each swatch measures (approx) 3" x 2"
Each RCA envelope measures 5.3/8" x 3.3/8"
 
 
 
 
 
Elvis' clothes in the factory being cut up into swatches
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Letter of Authenticity from Don