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Lot 62: 1962 Elvis Presley Film-Worn Boxing Gloves from Kid Galahad - Emanating from a Member of the Mirisch Family*
January 7, 2017
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
From the collection of “Rockin’” Robin Rosaaen.
Kid Galahad is the story of a mechanic recently released from the Army named Walter Gulick, and portrayed by Elvis. In need of money, Walter agrees to take a shot in the boxing ring. After several undefeated bouts, “Kid Galahad” is able to return to his two loves: his car and his girl. The film, produced by Mirisch Company, was released and distributed by United Artists in 1962 and reached number nine at the box office. In his role as the boxer, Elvis wore boxing gloves in his fight scenes. Offered is a handsomely displayed movie-worn pair with a black-and-white movie still and a 45 RPM record containing six songs. The display comes with a letter from the consignor which reads in part, “These wonderful boxing gloves were one set of several pairs of different boxing gloves used by Elvis Presley in the great 1962 movie Kid Galahad. I was able to obtain them at a charity fundraising event many years ago when the Mirisch family donated them to be sold. At that event, I already purchased the Joan Blackman movie-worn sweater and knew I had to have these for my collection. Later, I had these professionally framed, and over the years they also hung on my apartment wall. Once, prior to having them framed to protect them from fading, I held them and could feel the Elvis vibes.” The framed display with gloves measures 25 by 25 1/4 by 5 3/4 inches (63.5 x 64.10 x 14.60 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The display is in excellent visual condition overall.