“I must admit it was sentimental to try on Elvis‘s jacket today courtesy of a very generous collector at the Lone Star Elvis festival.
“I honestly felt I was getting a hug from the jacket because it held so many memories for me.”
Sharing some videos of Elvis Tribute Artists there, she wrote: “There were some very good performances by ETAs today. I think we all had a great time and I’d like to thank everyone involved…especially @kwick_pro.”
The 1974 Elvis jacket was put up for auction in 2016 at Julien’s Auctions and after 4 bids sold for $ 50,000.
A description included “The jacket was made by East West Musical Instruments Co. of San Francisco.”
After Linda amicably broke up with Elvis in late 1976 to have a more normal life, The King began dating his final girlfriend Ginger, who it seems he later gifted the jacket to.
The later of authenticity signed by her reads: “This multicolor silver leather motorcycle jacket was worn by Elvis Presley and personally given to me, Ginger Alden, by Elvis Presley at his home, Graceland in 1977.”
As for Linda’s matching jacket, she keeps it in her Elvis closet, which her sons Brody and Brandon Jenner went through when filming The Princes of Malibu a few years ago.
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Her son said: “What is this thing? Mom really wore this? What the hell was she thinking?”
During an interview last year, Linda was asked to share something about Elvis that might not be that well known to fans.
She told Reel Talker: “There’s a lot about Elvis that people don’t know. Most of it is very, very good. He was an incredible human being, very generous – generous to a fault.”
The King’s ex-girlfriend said: “He had twin toes, which meant that his second toe from the big toe and the third toe were conjoined up to what would be the knuckle.
“And I used to tease him a lot about having webbed toes! So he had twin toes. That’s something most people don’t know.”
She also shared how Elvis would die his hair jet black for drama when his natural colour was dirty blonde.
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