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

TV Guide was a bi-weekly publication listing upcoming television programming that was founded by Lee Wagner in 1948. The first issue was released on April 3, 1953. While the publication was a listing of programs, it also included other features, articles and interviews to draw readers with additional content. The “Insider” section led the color pages with television news and interviews with top celebrities of the day. It wasn’t long before the young, charming, budding star Elvis was featured on the cover on multiple issues, as fans were hungry for anything Elvis, and TV Guide was happy to deliver. Offered are three issues, one with a depiction of Elvis on the cover, that each contain articles about the mega-star. The two issues featuring Elvis’ 2nd and 3rd appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show feature installments of an article about his career to that point. Part II of the Elvis article series appears in the September 22-28 issue (with Hal March on the cover) and is titled “What Folks Back Home Say About Presley” and continues with the subheading, “The Folks He Left Behind Him.” The third and last in the series appears in the next week’s issue, September 29-October 5 (with Jackie Gleason on the cover), and is titled “Presley’s Own Answer to His Critics,” the subtitle of which is “He Tells How the Little Wiggle Grew.” Each article contains multiple images of the rising star, including pictures of Elvis on The Steve Allen Show and with Milton Berle. The third issue included is for May 7-13, 1960, and features Elvis and Frank Sinatra on the cover. All issues measure 7 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches (19.05 x 13.33 cm). The group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The TV Guides show minor wear on the bindings with minor scratches and scuffing. Excellent condition.
Elvis Presley <em>TV Guide</em> Collection of Three Issues Coinciding with Two Appearances on the <em>Ed Sullivan Show</em> and The Frank Sinatra Timex Special*
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156.25
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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