The King's Alive In Broken Arrow
Tuesday, November 21st 2006, 10:05 am
By: News On 6
It is odd sometimes how one story will lead to another. Last week Rick Wells took us to a music store that sells old records, the next day Dennis Heflin called Rick to tell him about his Elvis collection, which he says is one of the biggest in the state. News on 6 reporter Rick Wells says he may be right.
Dennis Heflin met us in one of his dozen Elvis jumpsuits. In his Broken Arrow store he has a collection fit for the King.
Here in a back room is most of the collection he's spent 40 years putting together
"I've just always collected Elvis," said Heflin.
He has somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,200-1,500 Elvis albums.
"These were all his Christmas, country, all the gospel, sound tracks, then the concert years," Heflin said.
Nothing says Christmas quite like an Elvis ornament.
The Elvis perfume smells a lot like the 70's. Some of these many things Heflin prizes more than others.
"I wanna show you my two most valuable pieces right here."
One is a 1956 Elvis handkerchief, and the other is a Blue Hawaii poster from the long gone Medo drive in Stigler.
Ticket stubs from the Elvis concert in Tulsa, magazines, figures, candy and puzzles.
"Oh, my you've got so much stuff," Wells said.
Thousands of record and albums, hundred of pieces of Elvis collectable stuff, here's some old Elvis scratch offs from the Missouri Lottery; anyway next month he's gonna start selling it off, says it's time to let someone else have a chance to enjoy it.
"There gonna want the album first I honestly believe," Heflin said.
But lots of choices, before we finished he gave me a pair of Elvis like sun glasses and of course what else could I say, â€œThank you, thank you very much"
"Yesterday and Today's Collectables" is just west of Elm on Kenosha in Broken Arrow.
You'll see Dennis as Elvis in the Broken Arrow Christmas Parade.