The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the collection of “Rockin’” Robin Rosaaen.
This early Elvis Presley signed “Mr. Rhythm” souvenir picture album from 1956 contains a studio portrait image of Elvis by William Speer on the back cover and another studio portrait of Elvis above which statesi “IN PERSON! Elvis PRESLEY - COUNTRY MUSIC’S ‘Mr. Rhythm’ Sensational New RCA Victor Singing Star with Blue Moon Boys” on the front cover. Eight interior pages include images of Elvis, the Louvin Brothers, Benny Martin, June Carter, Justin Tubb, and Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. The artists pictured coincide with the lineup of performers that toured with Elvis in February of 1956, likely dating the offered picture album to that same time period. The interior contains signatures of both Louvin brothers, June Carter (twice on two separate pages), Justin Tubb, and of course a strong ink signture of "Elvis Presley." An excellent example of an early-career Elvis program with a limited run of performances in this roster. The souvenir picture album measures approximately 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The signatures are all strong and bold with the inscription of Justin Tubbs faded. The picture album is in excellent condition overall with very minor wear to front left edge and a small scratch across the image of Elvis on the reverse.