The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

Offered is the actual x-ray of Elvis Presley's foot ordered by his Las Vegas physician Dr. Elias Ghanem the day after the infamous "attack" that occurred February 18, 1973, on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton during the midnight show. While it turned out that the would-be assailants were just overzealous fans, Elvis and his security staff were unaware in the moment, and Elvis knocked one of them back off the stage as the bodyguards removed the others. He famously told the crowd afterwards, "I'm sorry ladies and gentlemen. I'm sorry I didn't break his goddamned neck is what I'm sorry about!" 

Though Elvis was informed of the innocent nature of the misunderstanding, he was quite shaken by the incident, and among other reactions (which included the notion that Priscilla's boyfriend was somehow behind the assault), he went to see Dr. Ghanem the next day. The offered glimpse literally inside of Elvis resulted. The x-ray shows two different views of Elvis' right foot, from above and from the side. The images were created by Dr. Donald S. Draper, per the referral of Dr. Ghanem. The small tab at the bottom has printed "Dr. Donald S. Draper Las Vegas Nevada" and the patient's name is errantly written "2-19-73 Prestley, Elvis."

Also included are 5 documents from Dr. Ghanem related to Elvis' medical treatments under his care. Two refer to a request by the American Eagle Life Insurance Co. for Elvis' medical records from Dr. Ghanem. This life insurance review is often cited as evidence that Elvis was considering international touring. Two other documents are Elvis' EKG readouts taken in December 1976. The final document is a report concerning a chest x-ray had in September 1976.

Elvis Presleys X-Ray of His Right Foot from the Day After the February 18, 1973 On-Stage "Attack" at the Las Vegas Hilton! Plus Medical Documents (5)
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Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,725
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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