Friday, August 13, 2010

Own a little piece of The King

Big fan of The King, Elvis Presley? Ever wished you could "take care of business" with your own pompadour the way is your lucky day. A jar full of Elvis' hair is currently being auctioned off. But beware, owning a piece of The King ain't cheap. The high bid right now is $13,000.

So what does one get for $13,000? Why this:

An incredibly rare opportunity for the serious Elvis Presley collector. We offer not just a strand or two, not just a small lock, but uncounted thousands of strands cut from that trademark Presley pompadour by his personal hair stylist, Homer M. Gilleland, contained in a 2" x 2.5" jar. Elvis Presley's hairstyle, though it evolved a bit through the years, was as much a part of his "brand" as the swiveling hips, curling lips, and versatile vocal stylings. At the beginning of his career, he made the decision to dye his mousy blond hair a deep black and fashion it in a ducktail with a long pompadour front and long sideburns. This style was instantly copied by millions of young men worldwide. Adolescent girls (of all ages) also loved his hair and were horrified when, on March 25, 1958, Elvis received his famous first G.I. haircut after which he remarked, "Hair today, gone tomorrow" to the press. can't make this shit up. Here is, we presume, the actual jar. Yep...looks like $13,000 to us.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read on twitter that you met Lisa Marie Presley, can you share your experience with us? Please