The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
From the Family of Scotty Moore
Elvis’ weekly Hayride shows were the venue where Colonel Parker first saw Elvis perform and were instrumental in the development of Elvis’ early stage presence. It was Elvis’ last appearance on the Louisiana Hayride show in December of 1956 when announcer Horace Logan first spoke the now-famous phrase, “Elvis has left the building.” Elvis’ performances on the Louisiana Hayride were pivotal to catapulting his career. Offered is a pink unaddressed, un-postmarked envelope with “Elvis Presley / Louisiana Hayride - KWKH / Shreveport, Louisiana” printed in the return area in the upper left corner. The unused envelope from the very beginning of Elvis’ career comes with a sheet of blank green-and-white letterhead from Bama Motel in Mobile, Alabama. The envelope measures 4 1/8 by 9 1/2 inches (10.47 x 24.13 cm), the letterhead measures 11 x 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and both are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The envelope is in good overall condition with a small tear in the upper right corner, a vertical crease on the left side and original glue stain residue at the seams on the reverse. The letterhead has two horizontal fold creases, otherwise it is in excellent condition.