The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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From the Trude Forsher Collection

Trude Forsher worked on the West Coast for Colonel Parker and Elvis in the early years from 1956 to 1961 when Elvis was in Hollywood filming the movies Love Me Tender (1956), Loving You (1957), Jailhouse Rock (1957), and King Creole (1958) before he left for his service in the Army. After amiably leaving the Colonel and Elvis’ employ, Trude produced short films and local television game shows for a brief period before departing the Hollywood scene altogether. Offered is a collection of ephemera from Trude’s personal archive that represents not only her time with the Colonel, but her short time on her own in the business, which includes:

  • Two (2) Colonel Tom Parker Memo Pads with 28 sheets total, each page stating “FROM THE DESK OF COL. TOM PARKER” and each measuring 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches (13.97 x 21.59 cm);
  • Two (2) sheets of Trudy Forsher Specialty Promotions letterhead, each measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm);
  • Eleven (11) envelopes stamped “From: Promotion Department Mrs. Trude Forsher Promotion Co-Ordinator,” each measuring 3 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches (9.53 x 16.51 cm); and
  • One (1) envelope labeled “Trude Forsher Promotion Co-Ordinator Elvis Presley Unit,” measuring 3 3/4 by 6 1/2 inches (9.53 x 16.51 cm).

The group provides an interesting glimpse into the brief career of Trude Forsher, who at the time held one of the most enviable positions in Hollywood and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

One sheet of the Trude Forsher letterhead is moderately toned, and several sheets on the memo pads are mildly toned, but all other pieces are free of distresses. Excellent condition overall.
Colonel Tom Parker and “Trude Forsher Specialty Promotions” Stationery Collection Including Letterhead (2), Memo Pads (2) and Envelopes (12)*
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $406.25
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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