The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
As early as 1956, Elvis began collaborating with the March of Dimes, a non-profit organization created in 1933 in response to the polio epidemic that plagued the nation. Elvis contributed to the mission of the March of Dimes in various ways, including appearing in ads, meeting with the March of Dimes youth, visiting hospitalized children, donating his time and trunk loads of stuffed animals and more. Offered is an oversized 16-inch LP record with label “1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars”—the rare third record to complete the set. The record includes Ray Price and his Cherokee Cowboys with Jean Shepard on side one, and Lawrence Welk and his orchestra, featuring Alice Lon & Dick Dale and The Lennon Sisters, on the reverse side. Recommended broadcasting was January 2-31 only and the label lists Howard J. London as Radio Director. Circled around the edge of the label is printed, “National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. 120 Broadway, New York 5, N.Y. / Start Outside 33 1/2 R.P.M / Please destroy transcription after campaign.” The record measures 16 inches (40.64 cm) in diameter and is housed in a Columbia Recording Corp. sleeve and accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The large format record is in Very Good condition overall.