Elvis' library card up for auction
The King's teenage reading revealed
Elvis Presley's library card is to go up for auction next week, along with a collection of his possessions including guns, pill bottles and a ring.
The card, dating from 1948, shows that the King of Rock n' Roll, then aged 13, checked out a copy of The Courageous Heart: A Life of Andrew Jackson for Young Readers from Humes High School in Memphis.
A librarian found the card during a clear-out. It will be sold along with a copy of the book on 14 August and is expected fetch more than £2,500, the Daily Mail has reported.
"Elvis remains one of the most popular and durable figures in American Pop Culture,” said Margaret Barrett, director of entertainment and music memorabilia at Heritage Auctions.
According to biographies, the Heartbreak Hotel singer grew up to become an avid reader of spiritual books including The Infinite Way by Joel S Goldsmith and Tao Te Ching, as well as Camus' The Stranger.