The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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Elvis’ high school friend George Klein attended Memphis State with Winston “Wink” Martindale and both would transition into radio for parts of their respective careers. However, Wink’s break into television came at WHBQ in Memphis where he appeared as host of a science fiction themed program entitled Mars Patrol for which he wore a space captain uniform and drove a vehicle resembling a rocket ship. After this, Wink graduated to hosting a show called Teenage Dance Party. On June 16, 1956, Elvis appeared on this TV show to promote his July 4th charity show at Russwood Park by announcing that the door prize would be his diamond initial ring. Years later, in 1964, Wink moved on to host other shows while his friend George Klein took over Teenage Dance Party which was renamed Talent Party and introduced the new go-go dancers that would accompany the local band on the show each week. This appearance on Teenage Dance Party, one of several TV debuts, marked the very beginning of Elvis’ career evolution that took him to the top of the charts and securely into the hearts of fans around the globe. Offered are three (3) original negatives and three (3) modern black-and-white 10 by 8 inch (25.4 x 20.32 cm) prints of Elvis during his appearance on Wink Martindale’s Teenage Dance Party in 1956. Each negative measures 1 1/2 by 1 3/8 inches (3.81 x 3.49 cm) and the grouping is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The negatives are in excellent condition overall.
Three Original 35mm Black-and-White Negatives of Elvis Presley on the June 16, 1956, Episode of Wink Martindale’s <em>Teenage Dance Party</em> - Includes Three 8 x 10 Prints of the Photos
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,250.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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