The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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This early Elvis Presley-signed “Mr. Rhythm” souvenir picture album from 1956 was the first souvenir album created for Elvis concerts in 1956 and 1957, during which at least three variations were made. This first edition of this early concert souvenir has a cover on yellow stock with a studio portrait image of Elvis which states, “IN PERSON! Elvis PRESLEY - COUNTRY MUSIC’S ‘Mr. Rhythm’ Sensational New RCA Victor Singing Star with Blue Moon Boys.” The back cover also features a large studio portrait of Elvis; both front and back photos are from the famous William Speer studio shots. Under this sultry picture of Elvis appears “ELVIS IN A MORE SERIOUS POSE...this is the pose the girls like to have for that special picture frame.” The 12-page booklet has eight interior pages that include images of Elvis, the Louvin Brothers, Benny Martin, June Carter, Justin Tubb, and Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. The artists pictured coincide with the lineup of performers that toured with Elvis in February of 1956. This example contains a handwritten pencil notation at the top of the front cover, “Feb 1956,” and an address label underneath identifying this copy as belonging to “Mrs. Frank P. Guza / 8542 Hollyhock Avenue / Seminole, FL 33542.” The souvenir picture album measures approximately 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The magazine is excellent condition overall with a handwritten date of “Feb 1956” in pencil along the top and a small address sticker affixed near the top.
1956 Elvis Presley “Mr. Rhythm” Souvenir Picture Album
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $468.75
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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