‘Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway’ Furniture Goes Up For Auction
PALM SPRINGS, CA – A collection of furniture and other items from the Palm Springs estate where Elvis and Priscilla Presley honeymooned will be auctioned on Saturday and Sunday.
According to Kaminski Auctions, the auction will take place online with items from the often-photographed Alexander Estate known as the “Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway” to followers of the “King of Rock and Roll”.
The house was built in the early 1960s for Robert and Helene Alexander by the Alexander Construction Co. and named “House of Tomorrow” in a 1962 issue of Look Magazine.
The house gained worldwide fame when Presley took over the property in 1966. The entertainer and his wife Priscilla honeymooned there in May 1967, and according to legend, their daughter Lisa Marie was born exactly nine months later.
The 5,500-square-foot three-story home at 1350 Ladera Circle in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood was bought by a mysterious buyer in December for more than $ 2.5 million, according to published reports.
The house, which was restored to what Presley called it in the 1960s, is considered an architectural marvel and remains a must-see for mid-century architecture fans and, of course, fans of the King.
According to the auction house, the auction items include furniture, furnishings and framed Elvis photographs, film posters and various Elvis memorabilia from the Robert Alexander Estate.
“The Alexander memorabilia collection includes clothing, a Las Vegas costume, original Elvis sneakers, plaques with gold and platinum plates, guitars, and all sorts of ephemera including life magazines, cookbooks, photographs, etc.,” it says in a statement from the auction house.
“Modern mid-century furniture collectors will swoon over chrome chairs with animal-themed fabric, black leather sofas, mirrored vanities, and a full replica of Elvis and Priscilla’s master bedroom. While not all original to the king himself, his legions of fans will don’t want to miss this opportunity to own a piece of Elvis and Priscilla history. “
The articles can be viewed at www.kaminskiauctions.com.
City News Service