Elvis Presley performing at the then-International Hotel, now the Westgate, right back in 1969. Their estate is now 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 International resort, now the Westgate, an off-strip hotel and casino when the renowned performer played 100s of sold out shows, which it claims is holding many regarding the King’s treasured personal belongings 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.
In exactly what might be called a ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ moment, the estate filed a lawsuit Monday in Clark County District Court in a bid to recover the valuable artifacts lent to the Westgate casino last year.
Included in these are many of Elvis’ original stage outfits, his famously ostentatious jewelry, and some letters, as well because the TV remote from their Graceland mansion. April these items all were part of the much-feted, yet ill-fated, ‘Graceland Presents Elvis’ attraction, launched at the Westgate last.
Viva Las Vegas
The Westgate may well not be the best-known of Las Vegas’ casino resorts these days, nonetheless it possesses big history in Sin City.
Built by Las Vegas pioneer Kir