Elvis Presley's Gun Permit Application Sells for $81,740
September 4, 2008
The form, signed Elvis A Presley, requests permission to carry a Colt 38 revolver and a Beretta 7.6 automatic.
It contains confirmation of his sex, hair and eye colour, height, weight and date of birth and a full set of fingerprints from both hands. Such documentation was required in every state Mr Presley visited, because he always insisted on being armed.
It is a particularly rare piece of memorabilia because gun license forms are normally destroyed after the applicant's death, in Mr Presley's case in 1977. It also has what are believed to be the only full set of authentic prints from Mr Presley.
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Never before have we seen an Elvis Presley concert from the 1950's with sound. Until Now! The DVD Contains recently discovered unreleased film of Elvis performing 6 songs, including Heartbreak Hotel and Don't Be Cruel, live in Tupelo Mississippi 1956. Included we see a live performance of the elusive Long Tall Sally seen here for the first time ever. + Plus Bonus DVD Audio.
This is an excellent release no fan should be without it.
The 'parade' footage is good to see as it puts you in the right context with color and b&w footage. The interviews of Elvis' Parents are well worth hearing too. The afternoon show footage is wonderful and electrifying : Here is Elvis in his prime rocking and rolling in front of 11.000 people. Highly recommended.
Tupelo's Own Elvis Presley DVD Video with Sound.