The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Despite the demand, at the behest of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis never performed outside of North America. On August 11, 1976, a year before his death, Elvis signed Part I of a life insurance policy application for $3,660,000 that indicated his plans to travel outside the United Stated by listing his destinations as England and Japan. Offered is this very document—a double sided, single page (Part I) American Eagle Life Insurance Company Life Insurance Application form numbered 343846. This life insurance application lists Elvis’ date of birth, place of birth, gender and marital status. Elvis lists his address on this typed form as 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee and indicated beneath that his previous address was “same address since 1957.” His occupation is stated as “Entertainment – Singer” with current insurance through the Entertainment Union. Section C of the application provides the illuminating peek into his travel plans as he responds to the question “Plans for travel outside the US and Canada” as “England, Japan / This year - 2 weeks.” Perhaps a short tour or simply a vacation was being planned for 1976 as this might indicate. Further along in this same section, one might believe that Elvis was curtailing his activity in the hobbies he so adored, like riding motorcycles, flying or horseback riding, since he responded to the question “Does the Proposed Insured have any occupational or recreational activities of a hazardous nature such as motorcycling, horseback riding, skiing (snow or water), skydiving...” as “Very Seldom.” Elvis has signed as the “Proposed Insured” in blue ink at the bottom of the front side of this double-sided document. The reverse has not been completed but has been stamped in the upper margin “Aug 19 1976.” This official document highlights Elvis’ intentions to travel outside the U.S. just a year preceding his untimely death. This fascinating and significant document measures 14 by 8 1/2 inches (21.59 x 35.56 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The document exhibits minor wear related to filing. There are several folds and two hole punches at the top. Excellent to Mint condition.
1976 Elvis Presley Signed Life Insurance Document Indicating He Was Considering Going to England and Japan
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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