Defendants held in contempt in Elvis memorabilia case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has held two Nevada residents in contempt over a collection of unusual Elvis Presley memorabilia.

Robert Gallagher and Betty Franklin were cited for failing to follow a court order to let a man who is suing them inspect the collection.

The items were collected by Presley's personal physician and include a prescription bottle dated before Elvis died, a laryngeal scope used to examine his throat and device used to irrigate his sinuses.

They were collected by Doctor George Nichopolous.

Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis in 1977 at age 42.

An official with Elvis Presley Enterprises once described the collection as "tacky, tasteless and unfortunate."

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