Buy a little piece of Elvis in Vegas

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Through the end of June when you come to Las Vegas you can remember the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll the way America intended: by perusing a collection of his personal firearms and prescriptions drugs.
Prescriptions belonging to Elvis
Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions are presenting 45 pieces of Elvis Presley-related memorabilia from the collection of Elvis’ personal physician Dr. George Nichopoulos (“Dr. Nick”) at Planet Hollywood through June 27, with the auction set for June 26 and 27.

The exhibition includes guns as well as bottles of medicine prescribed to Elvis (estimated at a value of $800 – $1,200 each). And as one anonymous source close to the auction pointed out: We can’t help but wonder if his medicine cabinet was bulletproof.

Other items include a desk and chair made for Elvis by his dad and Elvis’ personal copy of “The Prophet” with hand notations.

Marilyn Monroe's wardrobeAlso on display/up for auction are clothing from the personal and professional wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe such as the umbrella used during her photo shoot with Andre De Dienes (estimated at a value of $16,000 – $18,000) and furniture from her home in Brentwood, Calif.; test photographs from early MGM productions; and items from the estate of Ann Miller.

Viva Las Vegas!

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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