Elvis Presley performing at the Hotel that is then-International the Westgate, right back in 1969. His estate is now suing the casino to save priceless memorabilia, which it says is being held hostage in a legal dispute.
The Elvis Presley estate is suing the former International resort, now the Westgate, a hotel that is off-strip casino when the renowned performer played 100s of sold out shows, which it claims is holding many for 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.
In what could be known as 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.
These generally include many of Elvis' initial stage outfits, their famously ostentatious jewelry, and some letters, because 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 not be the best-known of Las Vegas' casino resorts these days, but it includes a history that is big Sin City.
Built by Las Vegas pioneer Kirk Kerkorian