Elvis presley’s original crypt in tennesee to be auctioned off – China Flat Oval Tube

LOS ANGELES — Extreme Elvis Presley fans, take note: theKing’s original crypt at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis,Tennessee that briefly housed Presley and his mother is up forauction, the Associated Press reported Monday . The crypt, where Elvis was buried for a couple months before beingbeing moved to his final resting place at Graceland, is part ofBeverly Hills-based Julien’s Auctions’ sale of pop-musicmemorabilia taking place June 23 and 24, TMZ reported . Though the idea of buying the music legend’s crypt may give somethe heebie-jeebies, CEO of Julien”s Auctions Darren Juliendoesn’t think the item is creepy in the slightest. “I just consider that if you”re an ultimate fan ofElvis Presley, it”s an opportunity,” Julien told the New York Times . “It”s definitely a conversation piece. ABL Laminated Tube

Only oneperson can say, ‘Hey, I”m going to be buried whereElvis Presley was.”” More from GlobalPost: Warhol’s ‘Double Elvis’ expected to fetch $50 million at Sotheby’s The burial lot has a starting price of $100,000, which includes theopening and closing of the vault and crypt for burial; a memorialinscription; and the use of the chapel for a service, according tothe Times. Transportation and funeral home charges are notincluded, and the crypt cannot be moved from its’ originallocation, the Times reported. Elvis’ father Vernon always intended to bury Elvis at Graceland(where he now rests, unless you believe the conspiracy theories)but the sultry singer was interred in the marble and granitemausoleum until the state of Tennessee granted Vernon permission tobury his son on private grounds, CNN reported . The crypt has been empty since the King and his mother left, markedonly by a statue commemorating his brief stay there, according toCNN. If crypts aren’t your thing, some of the other items beingauctioned off at the “Music Icons” sale include singerAmy Winehouse’s robe from the “Rehab” music video and acigarette packet signed by the Beatles, according to the Times. China Flat Oval Tube

Elvis’ crypt is hardly Julien’s Auctions’ first star-studded sale,however: they also sold Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”jacket, Marilyn Monroe’s “River of No Return Dress,” andone of John Lennon’s jackets, TMZ reported. More from GlobalPost: Ronald Reagan blood auction cancelled amid complaints dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/elvis-presleys-original-crypt-auction. Cosmetic Packaging Tube

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