Elvis Presley Estate Sues Former Overseas Hotel Over Memorabilia Dispute
Elvis Presley performing at the then-International Hotel, now the Westgate, back in 1969. Their estate is currently suing the casino to rescue priceless memorabilia, which it says will be held hostage in a appropriate dispute.
The Elvis Presley estate is suing the former Global Hotel, now the Westgate, a hotel that is off-strip casino in which the legendary performer played 100s of sold out shows, which it claims is holding many regarding the King’s treasured individual possessions hostage.
While Elvis was historically renowned for summarily ‘leaving the building’ after nonstop applause and calls for encores back in his performance days, his memorabilia is currently very much stuck inside the building at the Westgate.
The estate filed a lawsuit Monday in Clark County District Court in a bid to recover the precious artifacts lent to the Westgate casino last year in what could be called a ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ moment.
Included in these are many of Elvis’ initial stage outfits, their famously jewelry that is ostentatious and some letters, since well since the TV remote from their Graceland mansion. These items all had been an element of the much-feted, yet ill-fated, ‘Graceland Presents Elvis’ attraction, launched during the Westgate last April.
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The Westgate may not be the best-known of Las Vegas’ casino resorts today, however it includes a big history in Sin City.
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