The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2019
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It was big news on February 1, 1968 when the famous Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla gave birth to their daughter, Lisa Marie, exactly 9 months from the day they were married the previous year on May 1, 1967. The baby girl was born on Thursday, February 1 at 5:10 p.m. in Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. A very nervous Elvis and his entourage had been waiting in a doctor’s lounge at the hospital specifically designated for them when the doctor delivered the baby and the news that Elvis was a father. As the happy parents were departing the hospital on Monday, February 5, 1968, family, fans, and photographers joined the trio to catch a glimpse of the new bundle of joy. Professional photographers shot the happy event that day as the new family was released from the hospital and headed home to Graceland. Offered are two original Globe News Service photos of the couple and their newborn. While images of similar poses from that day are readily accessible as they were used on the wire for this newsworthy story of the day, these exact poses may have been ones retained by the Globe and not used to relay the news of the birth. Each black-and-white photo depicts Elvis, Priscilla and newborn Lisa Marie still in the hospital room at Baptist but dressed and ready to go home. The vertical image is stamped on reverse of the photo “Globe Photos 404 Park Ave South NY 10016” with additional pencil notations. The horizontal photo has a typed description taped to the back that reads “And baby makes three - Singer Elvis Presley and wife, Priscilla, smile as they posed with their baby, Lisa Marie, in Memphis, Tenn. in 1968. The couple are no longer together. Presley, who started as a truck driver and went to the top as a rock and roll singer, actor, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1977”. An official original account of a precious moment in the lives of the Presley family and fans around the globe. The photos, measuring 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm) and 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) respectively, are accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



Each photo is in excellent condition with minor edge wear.
Two Original Globe Photo News Service Photos of Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley and Their New Daughter Lisa Marie
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
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