Extra special Elvis memorabilia item will be available for purchase
Elvis fans and enthusiasts will be delighted to know that an unusual artifact is becoming available for purchase. Desiree Presley, Elvis Presley’s daughter, is releasing a ten line love poem on a creased sheet of paper that was written to her mother, Lucy de Barbin, in 1973. The original, unpublished poem is written in Presley’s own handwriting to the woman he secretly loved for more than two decades.
Many know the story of the love affair between de Barbin and Elvis, though their love child, Desiree, was never acknowledged as Elvis’ daughter publicly. Her existence was kept secret by de Barbin in fear of damaging Elvis’ public image. In 1988, de Barbin wrote a book about her secret on-and-off love affair with The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll entitled Are You Lonesome Tonight? Desiree’s long lost love poem would make a distinctive addition to anyone’s Elvis Presley collection.
Elvis Presley’s love poem has been authenticated by four well-known handwriting experts. Among them is Charles Hamilton, a nationally recognized handwriting expert who helped debunk the “Hitler Diaries” of 1983. He studied the poem and deduced that it is indeed authentic.
“I have examined the poem and concluded it is definitely in Elvis Presley’s handwriting,” states Hamilton. “I value this because it changes our whole view of his life. It establishes that Elvis had a lifelong affair. He met this girl when he was 18 and she was 16, and apparently, he loved her until the day he died.”
Details of the 45-year-old love poem include heartfelt inscriptions signed “El Lancelot.” Lucy de Barbin revealed that she and Elvis used “El Lancelot” and “Desiree” as pet names for each other. The declarations of love were given to de Barbin as a Christmas gift. Elvis’ musical career took off in 1956 when he was 20 years old. He had a number one song and a number one album, and was affectionately named the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He died at a young age in 1977.
“I knew almost immediately that the poem was written in Elvis’ handwriting,” states Hamilton. “His soul is in that poem.”
No date on when the poem is set to go to auction, but fans interested in purchasing it before it does, can email Malibu Equity Builders.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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