If you’re a die-hard fan of the late Elvis Presley, good news: you can now own the legal documents that dissolved his marriage to Priscilla Presley for the low price of thirty thousand dollars. The divorce papers of one of rock’s most famous couples are up for auction today by British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son, and a pre-sale estimate values the documents at “$26,318 to $32,898,” per Fox News.
The 12-page divorce filings, dated August 15, 1972, contain a breakdown of what each party received in the post-split settlement. “Elvis signed over to Priscilla his famous 1971 Mercedes Benz, his 1969 Cadillac Eldorado, a 1971 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and $100,000. Priscilla would also receive half the income from three rental homes in California,” according to Fox.
The papers themselves also contain multiple autographs (okay, legally they might be termed “signatures”). “The document is signed by Elvis (twice in his full name Elvis Aaron Presley and once with his initials EAP) and four times by Priscilla (three times in her name Priscilla Ann Presley and once with her initial’s PAP) also signed with their attorneys signatures,” auctioneer Henry Aldridge told Fox.
The former couple married on May 1, 1967, when the singer was 32, and his bride eleven years younger, at just 21. They had daughter Lisa Marie the following year. Their lineage lives on in Hollywood, as granddaughter Riley Keough is very much a star in her own right.
With the papers going to auction, the answer of what to get what that person who already has everything this holiday season has officially been answered. And after-all, thank to Big Little lies, it is only a matter of time that posh elementary schools begin throwing “Elvis And Audrey”-themed fundraisers, and what better party favor is there than an actual piece of Presley history?
Elvis Presley Is Your Unexpected Style Muse For Spring
From left: Coach 1941 jacket and earring; Equipment shirt; J Brand jeans; Falke socks; Fratelli Rossetti loafers. Kate Spade New York sweater; Marciano shirt; Guess jeans; Coach 1941 earring; Aerie bandanna; IRO belt; Falke socks; Fratelli Rossetti loafers. G-Star jacket; Karl Lagerfeld Paris shirt; Frame skirt; Coach 1941 bandanna; Zadig & Voltaire belt. Church’s loafers.
From left: Judith & Charles jacket; J Brand shirt; American Eagle Outfitters jeans; Coach 1941 bracelet; Santoni shoes; stylist’s own belt. Diesel jacket; Equipment turtleneck; AG skirt; Planet Cowboy belt; (from top) John Hardy bracelet, Robert Lee Morris bracelet; Falke socks; Birkenstock shoes.
From left: Zadig & Voltaire jacket; Joseph shirt; Les Copains trousers; Coach 1941 earring, bandanna, and bracelet; Camper boots; stylist’s own belt. Frame jacket; Leon Max Collection shirt; Philipp Plein skirt; Coach 1941 bandanna and bracelet; MCM Worldwide bag.
From left: IRO jacket; Coach 1941 dress, earring, bandanna, and bracelet; Eres briefs; Golden Goose Deluxe Brand boots. DKNY sweater; Zadig & Voltaire shirt; Kenzo skirt; Coach 1941 earring; IRO belt. Anna Sui dress; Isabel Marant corset belt; Coach 1941 bracelet.
Hair by Edward Lampley for Phyto at Bryant Artists; Makeup by Kristi Matamoros for Chanel at Frank Reps; Manicures by Dawn Sterling for Dior at Mam-NYC; Models: Isabella Ridolfi at DNA Model Management, Elizabeth Davison at Elite, Zuoye at Muse Management; Special thanks for Feather Creative