The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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Shot on location in Hawaii, Girls! Girls! Girls! stars Elvis as the dashing Ross Carpenter, a sailor who tries to buy the boat on which he works and which he and his father built when finds out that his boss is retiring. As any Elvis fan and filmgoer would expect, Elvis’ character is also caught in a love triangle with his lovely co-stars, one of which is played by Stella Stevens. The movie, a Hal Wallis production directed by Norman Taurog, was released by Paramount Pictures in November 1962 and reached number 6 on the Variety box office charts, with the song “Return to Sender” featured in the film. The single hit number 2 on the Billboard charts. The film was nominated for Best Motion Picture Musical at the Golden Globes and although it did not win, Elvis was bestowed with a 2nd place Laurel award as Best Male Performer in a Musical for his role in the film.

Elvis arrived in Hawaii to begin filming for Girls! Girls! Girls! on April 7, 1962 to eight thousand screaming fans, and within the hundred-yard walk from the helicopter to his room at the Hawaiian Village Hotel, he lost his yachting cap, diamond ring and tie clasp. Elvis avidly practiced karate by breaking boards every day in his hotel during filming until Hal Wallis stopped the practice for fear Elvis would be injured. In just under three weeks, on April 26, location filming was completed. Offered is a E.A. Presley check number 39 payable to cash for $100. The check, signed by “E.A. Presley” and containing a handwritten notation along the side “Personal Expense on Location for movie ‘Girls Girls Girls,’” measures 3 1/8 by 8 1/4 inches (7.93 x 20.95 cm). The check, written towards the end of his stay on the island, has several endorsement stamps on the reverse along with a handwritten name and number and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The check is in excellent condition overall with very little signs of wear to edges. Multiple endorsement stamps on the reverse in various inks.
Elvis Presley Signed Check Written on April 23, 1962, for On Location Expenses While Filming <em>Girls! Girls! Girls!</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,750.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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