The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
George Klein was a great high school pal of Elvis’ and after graduating he received a scholarship to Memphis State University. George attended with their friend Winston “Wink” Martindale. During 1955, Elvis’ career was on overdrive as he reached the national charts by July and had outgrown his label by October. The following year Elvis would make his first television appearance. Offered is a green hardbound copy of DeSoto, the Memphis State yearbook from that pivotal year 1955. Page 146 includes images of DeSoto beauty queen judge Tony Curtis, also in the budding stages of his movie and television career during this time. Page 184 includes a picture of Elvis with Mayor Tobey, who is “demonstrating his versatility” by strumming a guitar, and page 201 has the sophomore class of 1957’s formal pictures, which include George Klein and Wink Martindale. The yearbook measures 12 1/4 by 9 1/4 by 1 inch (31.11 x 23.49 x 2.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The yearbook is in Very Good condition with wear to the edges and foxing on the interior end pages.