The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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The early Mr. Rhythm souvenir picture album from 1956 contained eight interior pages that include images of Elvis, the Louvin Brothers, Benny Martin, June Carter, Justin Tubb, and Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, a lineup of performers that toured with Elvis in February of 1956. On the interior page opposite the one featuring Elvis singing was an image of Elvis signing autographs for female fans. Offered is that single page signed by Elvis, with a big bold blue signature that appears vertically across his white checked jacket in the black-and-white photo. The caption under the horizontal image reads “Backstage while waiting his turn on the show Elvis signs autographs for fans who have outmaneuvered the stage door guard. And after his spot on the show fans will overrun the stage to see and talk with Elvis in person.” The page has been skillfully removed from the souvenir album for display purposes and was obviously treasured by the Elvis admirer who likely hung the signed picture, as evidenced by the small corner pinholes. After Elvis’ contract was purchased by RCA in November 1955 and Elvis’ first single release under RCA hit number 1 on the charts, the marketing machine went into full swing, and one of the early promotions to be printed in December 1955 was this Mr. Rhythm concert program. The souvenir program was intended to be sold at Elvis’ appearances while on tour in 1956. This iconic example of an early-career Elvis signature appears on the single page that measures 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The page presents with a pinhole at each corner and mild discoloration and staining. Excellent condition.
Elvis Presley Signed Page from <em>Mr. Rhthym</em> Magazine
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,375.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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