The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Rainbow Lake was a complex opened in 1936 on Lamar Avenue in Memphis that included an outdoor swimming pool, picnic grounds, a high-end restaurant and a roller-skating rink known as the Rainbow Rollerdrome, which was added in 1942 as the recreation became popular. Elvis loved to have a good time and often rented out the Memphis movie theater so he and his entourage could enjoy the entire venue. Elvis’ competitive spirit got the best of him on March 19, 1960 and he rented out the Rainbow Rollerdrome to host a roller-skating competition for all his friends. One of the friends that attended the festivities that day was Gary Pepper, president of the Elvis Tankers fan club and a close friend to the entire Presley family. The relationship with the Presleys began when Gary heard that Gladys was keeping a scrapbook on Elvis, so he began sending her newspaper clippings. Gary and his family formed a relationship with the Presley family and Elvis even employed Gary’s father as a guard at Graceland. Offered is a black-and-white photo of Elvis and Gary at the Rainbow Rollerdrome on that fun day in March 1960. This great photo of these two friends measures 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches (24.13 x 19.05 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The photo has a minor area of paper loss and surface residue along the center top edge, a small tear exists on the lower right side and the edges show minor wear, the reverse has two areas of old adhesive residue, overall excellent condition.
1960 Photo of Elvis and Gary Pepper at Rainbow Rollerdrome
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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