The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
Tickle Me is a musical comedy starring Elvis as a rodeo bull rider. The film was a fan favorite and a box office hit that saved the studio, Allied Artist Pictures, from bankruptcy and won Elvis a Golden Laurel Award in 1966 for best male actor in a musical film. This 45 RPM record contains radio spot announcements intended to be played on radio stations as vocal advertisements for the upcoming film. This unusual radio spot announcement recording for the film Tickle Me, with red “Allied Artists Presents” label, contains three cuts on side “A-Tickle” which is stamped twice “Play This Side.” The label on the reverse side is identical except it has a single stamp: “Play Other Side.” The record is accompanied by an original RCA 45-EPA of “Tickle Me,” two black-and-white 8 x 10 stills from the film, and a small reel of 16 mm film with several minutes from the movie. The reel’s header reads “Elvis Presley Scene Color Tickle Me.” This exceptional 45 RPM radio spot announcement recording is 6 7/8 inches (17.46 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The radio spot announcement recording 45 (and accompanying materials) is in Excellent overall condition.