AS SEEN ON TV
This item was featured on TV in the UK on September 9th 2015 (Channel Four “Four Rooms”). We sold the dress cap and it is therefore no longer available (sincere apologises to everyone who has contacted us about this item over the past two years while we waited for the programme to air – we had to sign a non disclosure agreement!) You can view the episode here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/four-rooms.
We do have other Elvis related hats available for sale including two hats Elvis gave to his friend Jack Lord (Hawaii Five-O fame) and a yet unpublished stetson worn by Elvis on the Circle G Ranch. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This formal dress hat was worn by Elvis Presley during his stint in the army when he was stationed in Germany. Very good condition. It comes with a certificate of authenticity from Vince Everett of the Elvis Presley Museum in the United Kingdom and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity. Also comes with picture of Elvis wearing this hat.
Elvis was photographed many, many times wearing this hat – search on line for Elvis Presley between the following dates and you are sure to find an image:
Elvis boards a troop train to New York on September 19, and then later boards the USS Randall and sails to Germany, arriving on October 1. He will be stationed in Friedberg for 18 months, maintaining an off-base residence in Bad Nauheim, shared with his father, grandmother and some friends from Memphis. He finds the fans in Europe to be as enthusiastic as those in the U.S.
January 8, 1959
Elvis is interviewed off-camera via trans-Atlantic telephone by Dick Clark on “American Bandstand” on ABC-TV. The show commemorates the star’s 24th birthday. Later in January, the family moves from a hotel to a rented house. Also, Elvis poses with actress Vera Tschechowa and the March of Dimes poster child. Colonel Parker continues to keep Elvis’ career alive with promotions and hit record releases.
March 3 – 5, 1959
On a three-day leave, Elvis travels to Munich where he visits actress Vera Tschechow and the Moulin Rouge.
June 13 – 27, 1959
Elvis visits Paris and Munich.
August 15, 1959
Captain Joseph Beaulieu moves from Texas to Weisbaden Air Force Base near Friedberg, Germany, accompanied by his wife and children, including his 14 year-old stepdaughter, Priscilla Ann. Priscilla is the only child from Ann Beaulieu’s marriage to her first husband, James Wagner, a Navy pilot who was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was an infant.
September 13, 1959
Through a mutual friend, Priscilla is invited to a party at Elvis’ home soon after her arrival in Germany. They meet and the rest is history.
January 8, 1960
Elvis does a second phone interview with Dick Clark. A birthday party for Elvis includes 200 invited guests, including Priscilla. Joe Esposito and others present him with a trophy inscribed, “Elvis Presley. Most Valuable Player. Bad Nauheim Sunday Afternoon Football Association, 1959.”
January 12 – 17, 1960
Elvis goes on a second leave to Paris with his karate instructor, Jurgen Seydel, to study with Japanese karate teacher, Tetsuji Murakami. He takes lessons every day in the shotokan technique.
January 20, 1960
Elvis is promoted to Sergeant. He leaves on maneuvers on the 24th and will get his full sergeant’s stripes on February 11, 1960.
Elvis leaves Germany on March 2 at 5:25 p.m., stops enroute in Scotland (his only visit to the UK), arriving in New Jersey the next day for a press conference. He is officially discharged from active duty on March 5, 1960, at 9:25 a.m. He boards a train for Memphis, arriving on March 8. Press and crowds of fans are everywhere for this historic series of events. He holds a press conference at Graceland in his father’s office behind the mansion on March 8. He has served his country just like any other G.I., with no special privileges his celebrity status might have afforded him. These two years away from his career have been a time to mature. He has also worried constantly that his lengthy absence might have damaged his career progress.
March 20, 1960
Elvis has his first post-Army recording session. Some of the recording work is for the album “Elvis is Back!,” which will hit #2 on the Billboard pop chart. The album includes the single “Stuck On You,” which is rushed to the pressing plant and packaged in a generic sleeve without waiting for orders. Debuting at #84, it took only three weeks to hit #1. Sessions will continue in early April.
March 26, 1960
Elvis tapes a special “Welcome Home, Elvis” edition of Frank Sinatra’s ABC-TV variety show, for which he is paid $125,000, a record sum for a variety show appearance at the time.