The following information came from Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland.
Elvis Presley's 1970s casual shoes. This size-12 pair of brown leather shoes were worn by entertainer Elvis Presley. Even while sporting casual wear, Elvis was always dressed to the nines when going out in public. His outrageous clothing was matched by his taste in shoes. This pair of casual leather shoes were made in Greece and were typical of what he wore during the 1970s, with casual wear.
These brown shoes had been on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum for many years.
Accompanied by a hand signed letter of authenticity from Chris Davidson the owner of the Elvis-A-Rama Museum before he sold to Graceland.
The letter of authenticity reads:
This pair of brown shoes were purchased and worn by entertainer Elvis Presley.
The shoes were obtained from Hobart and Bonnie Burnette who operated the Hickory Log Restaurant across the street from Graceland during the mid 70's.
After his divorce, Elvis had more free time between tours and would often visit his father to reminisce. Vernon's house was located at 1266 Dolan Dr. with the back of his property bordering a portion of Graceland's southeastern fence. Elvis would often talk so late into the night that he would spend the night in the spare bedroom of the home. Many personal items were left there.
After Elvis' untimely death, Vernon sold the Dolan Dr. house to the B so that he could manage Graceland. Many of Elvis and Vernon's belongings were sold with the Dolan Dr. home.
I purchased $15,000.00 worth of Elvis and Vernon's personal items which included Elvis' Acetates, furniture from Graceland and many items of clothing as well as Elvis' .38 Special handgun and badges.
The pair of brown shoes with rubberized roped soles was part of the Burnette-Elvis purchase made in 1999.
This pair of shoes were on display at the world famous Elvis-A-Rama Museum during the past 6 years
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