The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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The offered oversized original news service photo captures Elvis Presley on stage in his film King Creole—a dynamic image of Elvis doing what he does best, command the stage. Modern Screen Magazine was founded in 1930 by Dell Company of New York City. The fan magazine was competition for Photoplay at the time. These type of movie magazines were credited with helping to sell movie tickets back in the day and considered the precursor to the celebrity news publications like People Magazine. Modern Screen Magazine gained popularity in the ’40s and ’50s and one of the contributing writers was Louella Parsons, who penned a tribute in the November 1958 issue entitled, “The Life and Death of Gladys Presley.” The touching article expressed the strong bond and love between this mother and son and contained many images of Gladys, Vernon and Elvis, including a pensive one of Elvis from King Creole. The photo measures 13 by 10 1/4 inches (33.02 x 26.04 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The photo presents with expected back stampings, and some other minor distresses. Excellent condition.
Oversized Original News Service Photo of Elvis Presley Taken for <em>Modern Screen Magazine</em> During the Filming of <em>King Creole</em>
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $218.75
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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