The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/7/2017
The offered signed and inscribed black-and-white promotional photograph of Elvis likely originated from the collection of Eddie Richardson, president of the Elvis fan club in 1965. The photo is signed in ink on the reverse “My Sincere Thanks for everything / Elvis Presley.” The autograph was likely penned while Elvis was signing several photographs since, upon close inspection and viewed at a slight angle, impressions of two additional partial inscriptions and autographs appear on the front of this photo. The inscription “To Eddie” can be discerned in this manner, supporting the belief that Elvis slightly overlapped photos as he was signing for Eddie Richardson and fans. This promotional photo, circa 1960, is attributed to Wild in the Country and was included in the booklet for Sony’s Follow That Dream release of the film’s soundtrack several years ago, since a long-playing album or EP was never originally released with the film. The 1961 movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox, showcased Elvis’ acting over his singing, and therefore it was decided not to release a full soundtrack, but rather individual songs as singles to promote the film. This stunning promotional photo measures approximately 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The signature and inscription are in perfect condition with minimal, if any, fading. The photo itself presents in very clean and Excellent condition overall.