The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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The March of Dimes is a non-profit organization created in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to the polio epidemic that plagued the nation and with which he himself was afflicted. After the introduction of the polio vaccine, the March of Dimes expanded its focus to include birth defects and infant mortality and continues its efforts today. Over the years many celebrities have supported the March of Dimes, including Elvis, who began working with the organization in its advertising as early as 1956. Offered are two rare March of Dimes 16-inch (40.64 cm) diameter radio record discs. Disc 1 includes radio interviews with Jill Corey, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Alan Dale, the Mills Brothers, and Guy Mitchell that were to be played with songs by the artists on disc 2—Elvis contributed his rendition of “Love Me Tender.” The artists on the second disc include Pat Boone, Sammy Davis Jr., Eartha Kitt, Johnnie Ray, Dinah Shore, Eddie Fisher, Elvis Presley and 14 more. The discs were meant to be played on air in 1957 during the period of January 2-31 only, as indicated on the labels. This incredible treasure of philanthropic history is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Both discs present with expected surface abrasions from age and use. Excellent condition overall.
1957 March of Dimes Galaxy of Stars <em>Discs for Dimes</em> Oversized 16-inch LPs (2) Featuring Elvis Presley — An Incredibly Rare Pair
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $875.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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