The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
The offered letter from the Colonel to Elvis—with great content and a personal tone—is dated August 6, 1957, and reads in part, “As I did on Love Me Tender and Loving You - I had this book made-up for you with JAILHOUSE ROCK stills for your collection, I know you will like this. Be sure and do not let any of these photos out, as I had to promise MGM that these were special for our collection only. I know how much you like to collect these special photos of your carreer [sic], so whenever I can I get these up for you for your collection. AND THIS IS NO SNOWJOB.”
He goes on to suggest that Elvis contact Mr. Thau to schedule the date he would like to view Jailhouse Rock with his parents and recommends recording session dates for the Christmas LP, going on to say, “Regarding the Xmas Album, believe me if I did not think it will be something that will sell for a long time ... I would not even think about suggesting…” Once again, the Colonel’s promotional prowess proves precise, as the album is almost everyone’s all-time Christmas favorite!
The letter is simply signed “Col” and comes with the original envelope with the Snowmen’s League logo, which is addressed to “SNOW CHIEF HIGH POTENTATE SNOWER / ELVIS SNOWCHIEF WALLABY THE FIRST.” The envelope has handwritten calculations on the reverse. The letter and envelope are offered with an Elvis Presley Photo Folio with an ad for Jailhouse Rock, which measures approximately 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm). This marvelous ephemera collection originates from the 1999 Graceland Archives auction (partial A165) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity only from Graceland Authenticated.
The letter shows original mailing folds but no other defects. Near Mint condition. The cover of the photo folio, while missing interior pages, remains well-preserved. Excellent to Mint condition.
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.