Elvis memorabilia on display this weekend
Collection of Jack Gorman on display at the Legacy Center, the old Jamestown Hospital, Saturday and Sunday.
Elvis Presley fans in Jamestown will have a chance this weekend to view memorabilia from the king possibly for the last time, according to Jack Gorman, owner of the collection.
The event is a fundraiser for St. Judes Children's Hospital in Memphis and will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 6-7, at the Senior Citizens Center banquet room at the Legacy Center, also known as the old hospital in northeast Jamestown.
Gorman said he has been a fan of Presley since he was 15 and a collector since he was 18 or 19 years old. Over the years, he attended more than 450 Presley concerts at venues around the world. He has also toured Graceland multiple times.
Displays planned for this show include stage-worn jumpsuits on life-sized action figures for "people who never had a chance to see him."
"The list goes on and on," Gorman said. "We couldn't put it under one roof at one time."
Interactive portions of the display include big-screen videos of Elvis concerts and documentaries for those who haven't had the opportunity to see performances.
Gorman said some of the items he has held in his collection and never shown previously and will likely not display again.
Any level of donation to St. Jude will earn the donor entrance to the show.
"We want everyone to have an opportunity to see it," Gorman said, "and we are hoping we can raise quite a bit for St. Jude."
Along with the memorabilia display, Gorman includes some souvenirs of Elvis Presley's career and life.
"I have one of Elvis Presley's concert belts," he said. "I will sell it for a $25,000 donation to St. Jude."