Elvis Presley Silk Shirt From The Jim Curtin Collection. This is one of my favorite pieces from my Elvis Presley collection. 12 years in my collection. You will be the 3rd. This shirt was part of Elvis's personal clothing Elvis & Vernon would donate many shirts jackets and more to the Salvation Army and this is one of them.You wont find a authentic item that Elvis wore for this price any where!! The shirt was 1 of the many pieces/personal item's Elvis would wear like on his property Graceland on horses and riding carts and many other places. This would have been worn by Elvis!
I have many other pieces for sale and a heap more to list. COMES WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND A LETTER FROM THE FIRST OWNER MARY THOMPSON. THE CERTIFICATE IS SIGNED BY JIM CURTIN. One of the biggest Elvis collectors ever, Jim Curtin, passed away on June 25, 2011.
Jim gave Elvis a black Gibson with EP in the neck and Elvis gave him a jumpsuit to thank him. At the highlight of his collection, Curtin got 3 jumpsuits, memorabilia and thousands of pictures and vinyl. Jim also released 7 Elvis books, among them was'Unseen Elvis'.
All these costs have been added to the total price in listing For the Love of Elvis: The Jim "E" Curtin Story. By Mike Walsh Published in the Philadelphia City Paper, June 1991. For those who dont know him, Jim "E" Curtin, might seem like just another Elvis impersonator. Hes certainly got the credentials of a legitimate impersonator. During the last 20 years or so, hes done 400 concerts of Presleys material in front of at least 100,000 people and put out four albums of Elviss tunes.During each show, he dons ornately adorned jumpsuits, throws sweaty scarves to adoring fans, and shows off all the Kings poses and facial expressions. From a distance he even looks like Elvis. But to Curtin, his Elvis tribute show isnt just an impersonation. In short, Curtins Elvis tribute show is just part of Curtins lifelong devotion to Elvis Aaron Presley. "Besides Jesus Christ, " says Curtin, who lives in Darby with his mother, Elvis Presley was the closest you could get to a perfect human being.
In the early 70s, after spending his adolescence fanatically collecting virtually every Presley recording, foreign and domestic, Curtin, by then in his early 20s, decided he had to meet Elvis. Then, in September 1974, he bought two plane tickets to Las Vegas, one for him and one for the guitar.One morning Curtin was summoned by the elder Presley to Elviss hotel room. There Curtin met Presley, reverentially told him how much he loved him, and presented him with the guitar.
He also had several photos taken with Elvis, but he later found that none of the shots would develop because of a camera malfunction. So he had no proof of that meeting, says Curtin. To this day I lose sleep over it. At the Kings concert the next night, however, Presley publicly thanked Curtin for the guitar. A year after that near-religious experience, Curtin went back to Vegas with more expensive gifts in an effort to finagle another meeting and more pictures with Elvis, but by then Elvis had gained a lot of weight and would not allow any picture taking.
As a consolation, Presley gave Curtin one of his ostentatious jumpsuits, and to this day it remains one of Curtins most prized possessions. Im thinking about getting buried in it, he says without a hint of irony. Curtin later followed several Presley tours around the country and saw the King perform a total of 51 times. He also met Elvis three more times and shook his hand 33 times (32 times with the right, once with the left). During the mid-70s, before the term Elvis impersonator even existed, Curtin was dressing like Elvis, and in 1976 he began singing Elvis songs with a band at various Philadelphia area clubs.
When Presley died a couple years later, the demand for Elvis impersonators skyrocketed, and Curtin was performing his tribute all over the mid-Atlantic region. In his heyday in the late 70s and early 80s, Curtin had a dozen different fan clubs. Like most Elvis impersonators, Curtin cant sing or dance as well as Elvis, but hes realistic about his limitations. Im up against the biggest, best looking star with the greatest voice that ever existed, says Curtin. Thats a hell of a thing to compete with.
Curtin understands that a successful impersonator need only remind an audience of its hero without exposing too many distracting flaws. So rather than dance, Curtin more or less shifts from one dramatic position to the next, very much as the King did at his heaviest, and grimaces like Elvis as he sings. Curtin gives the audience many other trappings too, like a festooned cape and requisite jumpsuit, a black-dyed greased-back pompadour, a dramatic spotlight, a stylishly late arrival to the accompaniment of Theme from 2001, and an eager attendant constantly supplying him with fresh scarves, which, after wiping his sweaty brow, he throws to a throng of screaming, middle-aged women.
Anne Stachowicz, president of the defunct Jim E Curtin Loving You Fan Club, has seen Curtin perform dozens of times. When you were at one of Jimmys shows, says Stachowicz, you could close your eyes and swear it was Elvis. So Curtin has cut back his singing career and focused instead on his Elvis collection. He also claims that is it The Worlds Largest Elvis Collection. It includes 25,000 photos, 5,000 records, 2,000 magazines, 1,000 books, 100 Elvis CDs, every Elvis movie on 16mm film or video, dozens of Elvis busts and paintings, and countless other collectibles.It occupies virtually every shelf, closet, and corner in his house. He even has several items that Graceland doesnt own. Despite his formidable collection, it is only Curtins Elvis photos that have brought him any financial gain. In the past few years Curtin, who has no regular job, has licensed his photos for numerous posters, magazines, and calendars. He also has a contract with Little-Brown to publish a book, Unseen Elvis , containing over 500 of Curtins unpublished photos of Elvis. Its almost as if, after all the years of complete and utter devotion, the King himself is watching over his most ardent follower. Price is firm Wont be lowered any more k eep a eye out on my item's as more will be listed throughout the year the shirt as seen here is for sale COMES WITH authentication Certificate and letter loa as shown in picture.
This is one of Elvis's pieces of clothing that he wore Elvis & his Father Vernon would donate these to the Salvation Army. This is a Silk Shirt has a beautiful soft slippery feel to it.
This is in great condition. This would look great framed & on a wall! I have had this in my collection for a decade stored. Like all my Elvis item's such as this i were going to have it framed but never got to do it.
And now have around 3 hundred Elvis item's. This is one of my most expensive item's. I also have Hollywood signed or just cuts of most of Hollywood Greatest Actors and Singers also Coin collection's. Will be listing more over the next year.I HAVE LOWERED THE PRICE WAY DOWN BELOW WHAT I PAID FOR IT. THE PRICE IS FIRM AND WONT BE MARKED DOWN ANY MORE. The item "Elvis Presley Silk Authentic owned & worn Shirt Jim Curtin Collection Rare Sale" is in sale since Saturday, February 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Music\Memorabilia".
The seller is "kristen09_2009" and is located in Montmorency, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.