The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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1957 was a critical year in Elvis’ career as he transitioned from a singing superstar to a Hollywood movie star. It was a risk to change gears when he was at the top of his game, having played over 140 shows in over 75 cities in 1956, but one that paid off in the end. As he transitioned into a multi-field entertainer, he did not give up performing for live audiences and on March 28, 1957 Elvis took the stage at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago dressed in a $2,500 gold lamé suit that Colonel Parker had ordered from Nudie Cohn, an extravagant designer of the time that was known for his sequined suits and over-the-top designs. This iconic suit would become a staple image used to promote Elvis during the early part of his career. After an extensive advertising campaign for the show and a press conference held at the Stockyards in Chicago that same day, The Chicago Daily News printed a review of the concert in the next morning’s paper that touted, “Elvis Presley put on his golden slippers last night, cuddled his guitar, gyrated, and turned the International Amphitheatre into a shrieking mass of 12,000 teen age fans... Glittering in gold, Elvis started to sing ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and roars of sound shook the Amphitheatre for 10 minutes. It was like a tribal rite, and Presley was the high Chieftain.” Offered is an original ticket for the Thursday, March 28th show in the Amphitheatre, Section C, Row 12, Seat 13. The original ticket stub comes with an original news advertisement for the show that appeared in the paper on March 25, 1957. This early and rare yellow-colored ticket stub, measuring 1 5/8 by 1 1/4 inches (4.12 x 3.17 cm), is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The ticket stub is in excellent condition overall.
Elvis Presley Concert Ticket Stub from March 28, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois at the International Amphitheatre
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Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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