The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Elvis took little time off after his release from Army service in March 1960 before hitting the road to promote his return and continue the successful career rise that had been put on hold for two years. On Sunday, March 20, 1960, Elvis chartered a bus to take him to Nashville for an RCA recording session. From there they traveled by private railroad car to Miami for the Frank Sinatra show. In Nashville Elvis recorded a number of tunes for a much needed single release “Stuck On You / Fame and Fortune” at RCA’s Studio B. From Nashville, Elvis took a private railroad car to Miami for his appearance on the Frank Sinatra show. While waiting for the train, Elvis shared his feelings about being back in the studio with a reporter: “...was sorta strange at first. But after singing a couple of hours it all came back natural again.” This would mark Elvis’ triumphant return to his fans and musical career after his military service. Offered are thirteen (13) color photographs of Elvis at Graceland snapped the day he left for Nashville. Six photos feature Elvis and the others include family and friends at Graceland. The images are great views of the Graceland property including the unfinished carport addition to the garage. The Greyhound bus that was chartered to bring them to Nashville that day is also visible. While three of the larger photos have “A Kodak Paper” stamping on the reverse, first used in late 1961, the rest have the “EKC” logo on the reverse, that Kodak stopped using in November of 1961, indicating most of these were printed in 1961, and most likely no later than 1962. This lot emanates from the Jean and Pam Drew collection, co-presidents of the “E.P. Continentals” Elvis Presley fan club from Chicago. The Drews were close with Elvis and visited Graceland on a number of occasions in the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Also included is an original “E.P. Continentals” fan club membership card. The group includes four (4) color 5 by 7 inch (12.7 x 17.78 cm) photos and nine (9) 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch (8.89 x 8.89 cm) color photos. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



While a few photos show signs of toning the group is Near Mint.
Group of 13 Color Photographs of the Day in 1960 that Elvis Presley Leaves Graceland for Nashville and The Frank Sinatra Show TV Special
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,187.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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