Elvis’ blue suede shoes up for auction

Elvis’ blue suede shoes up for auction

BLUE SUEDE SHOES: Elvis in 1956, the year the song was released. Photo: Associated Press

Elvis Presley’s famous blue suede shoes are to go up for auction in Los Angeles later this month.

The iconic brogues were ordered for the star after the release of his hit 1956 single “Blue Suede Shoes,” and he wore them on stage for four years before gifting them to his friend Joe Esposito.

In 1994, they were purchased by museum owner Chris Davidson, who put them on display at his Elvis-A-Rama institution in Las Vegas.

The shoes are tipped to sell for around $80,000 when they go under the hammer at the Julien’s Auctions sale on Friday.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.

in Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris writing children’s books


The "How I Met Your Mother" star is penning a new series called "The Magic Misfits."

in Music

Janet Jackson, Chicago, Steve Miller, and NIN among Rock Hall nominees


Cheap Trick, The Smiths, and Chaka Khan are also among those nominated.

in Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson: ‘Empire’ feud rumors are ‘silly’


“Empire” stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard have branded rumors of an on-set feud “silly”. The pair play former…