The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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Elvis returned with renewed vigor in his 1975 concert tours. News reviews of his performances were glowing and fans reacted with a religious zeal typically reserved for holy beings. The day of his appearance in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 7, 1975, the Dallas Morning News described his previous evening concert in devotional terms: 

More than 10,000 faithful, chanting believers filled Memorial Auditorium Saturday night to take part in a rock-n-roll revival ministered by the King - Elvis. The congregation was filled with people from every walk of life including grandmothers and teeny boppers, housewives and infants - all gathered to hear the Hound Dog gospel preached in song by a man they idolize. ... What they saw was a 40-year-old singer who was obviously worn from his years of being the idol to millions and having to keep out of their reach. Elvis had put on some weight, but a lot less than rumors lead people to expect. Although his act showed wear and tear, it was still very professional, smooth and entertaining. His singing varied from excellent to good, but you would never have convinced one avid believer that he was anything but perfect.

Elvis performed two shows that day in Shreveport and each found him in good form and rejuvenated by being back on stage. He was having fun and as the Memphis Commercial Appeal noted, “It didn’t seem to matter what Elvis sang, the audience went wild every time he moved and he made it clear he knew what was turning them on.” Soundboard compilation releases from the June 6 Dallas show and the June 7 Shreveport shows were created in the forms of the 2012 FTD and 2013 Audionics releases of Another Saturday Night and The Creeping Crud Express, respectively. Elvis performed a 2:30 afternoon and an 8:30 evening show in Shreveport wearing the Silver Phoenix jumpsuit that day and changing to the Indian Feather jumpsuit that night. Offered are four color photographs of the June 7, 1975 afternoon concert in Shreveport capturing Elvis in the Silver Phoenix jumpsuit. Each snapshot, containing a red stamp on the reverse indicating printing of the images was done in Apr 76, measures 5 by 3 1/2 inches (12.7 x 8.89 cm). One photo has a handwritten notation on the back, “June 7, 1975 Shreveport, LA / outfit by Gene Doucette / eagle started out as zebra.” These original photographs, illustrating Elvis’ enjoyment, are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The photos are all in excellent condition with only slight discoloration from age.
Group of Four Color Photographs of Elvis Presley Performing June 7, 1975, in Shreveport, Louisiana
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $281.25
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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