The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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On August 3, 1956, Elvis played three shows at the Olympia Theatre in Miami—he would play a total of seven shows in two days at this venue. Fans started waiting in line at midnight the day before, and the opening Friday shows commenced with screaming fans who, as papers reported, were so hysterical that the star was barely audible above the unrelenting shrieks from the audience. It was at these shows that Elvis’ pants were torn and his lavender jacket was ripped by overly enthusiastic fans. Elvis also had to trade in his lavender Lincoln, only weeks old, after it was vandalized with love notes and phone numbers scrawled all over in lipstick. The Elvis frenzy was in full bloom! This wonderfully preserved fan collection includes an August 3, 1956 original ticket stub from the 7 p.m. concert. The lucky fan paid only $1.50 to see the King live in the Olympia Theatre that evening! This fan not only saved the ticket stub, but also the Souvenir Photo Album with a full-color image of Elvis on both the front and back covers and an “I Like Elvis” pinback button. The ticket stub measures 3 by 4 1/4 inches (7.62 x 10.79 cm), the souvenir photo album measures approximately 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and the button measures approximately 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter. This great collection from that wild moment in history is accompanied by a laminated Miami Daily News article with headline “’Yuh Nuthin’ But a Houn’ Dog!” / Elvis Is Here Wiggles and All” and by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



Collection in is excellent condition with some edge wear to souvenir photo album.
Elvis Presley Concert Ticket Stub from Miami’s Olympia Theatre for 7 PM Show, August 3, 1956, with Souvenir Photo Album and Button
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $625.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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