Submitted by k2dtw June 2nd, 2010
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

This great carry-on/cosmetic bag is covered with 1950’s images of Elvis Presley.
The graphics are sepia tone printed on a heavy paper/cardboard and trimmed in vinyl.
It’s printed on the bottom “Copyright 1956, Elvis Presley Enterprises, All Rights Reserved”
I bought it years ago at a Antique Market in Ohio.

12 Responses to “KITSCH from the KING of ROCK ‘N’ ROLL”

  1. Allee Willis

    Wooowwwww! I’m not even an Elvis freak and I’m freaking over this. There’s so much Elvis memorabilia around and I’ve never even seen this. So fantastic that the copyright information is still intact and the case is in such great shape. You have scored another slice of Camembert!

    • k2dtw

      “Elvis has left the building”….smile
      Where did you see him?.. We saw him in Detroit and Las Vegas, cried both times…pitiful..
      I was working for a travel incentive house here in Detroit and was working on a huge Ford Dealer incentive trip to LAS. They had a few of us at long table down the side hall at the International Htl, checking in the Ford Dealers.

      • k2dtw

        Whoops… the reply sent??
        Anyway… outside the side door where we were working they had parked Elvis’s Gold Limo!!!…we were dying.. When the Dry Cleaner walked in and took some hangers and hung them inside a room across from us… He comes out of the room…smiles at all of us working…and says “boy that Elvis, sure has heavy clothes”… we all did double take…we ran in the room …and hanging there was one of the most amazing Elvis costumes… it was embelished in large coral and turquoise stones… so much screeming.. was such a wonderful surprise..we were very happy and excited women.. smile.
        If I had only known.. I should of taken the costume outside and had our pictures taken with it standing next to the gold limo… then I would of had something strange and wonderful to post on the AWMOK…smile..

  2. Allee Willis

    k2dtw – The Brill Building was one generation of songwriters before my time. So I never worked there but am good friends with many of the writers – Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Jeff Barry, etc. Google those people as the number of hits they each have written is astounding. I’m also really good friends with Mike Lieber who got Elvis off to a hit start with ” Hound Dog Man”, although that was originally written for Big Moma Thornton.