The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 12, 2018
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Elvis performed eight shows on a quick six-day tour before the start of his Tahoe engagement in April 1976. The tour began in Kansas City on April 21st and continued to Omaha, Denver, San Diego, Long Beach (two shows), Seattle and Spokane. Elvis’ jumpsuit choice varied, but he wore the Blue Egyptian Bird jumpsuit for the San Diego concert on April 24th and again for the 8:30 p.m. show in Long Beach, California. 

The San Diego Union ran an article two days after the April 24th show that described the concert: “Before a joyous crowd of 13,000 at the Sports Arena Saturday night, the 41-year-old former King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, threw himself into several songs with enthralling results. That famous left leg moved of its own accord to the rhythm, his right arm exhorted the band and backup singers to ever greater efforts and his own inimitably throaty voice thundered powerfully.” The evening concert in Long Beach the day after hit a more somber chord when Elvis opened the Sinatra song “My Way” with the chilling prophecy, “And now the end is near.” Despite the odd message and the reserved reviews, the article in the Long Beach Press Telegram still closed by reporting that, “Almost 28,000 fans in two concerts ... loved him.” Offered are eleven (11) Kodak Ektachrome slides depicting Elvis in the Blue Egyptian Bird jumpsuit during an April 1976 concert. The slide holders have been hand numbered, and number “E34” has the notation “Elvis — S.D.” most likely indicating these images are from his April 24, 1976, concert at the San Diego Sports Arena. This combination of the Blue Egyptian Bird jumpsuit and the band’s bright red suits were used at many stops on tour in 1976. Each slide measures 2 by 2 inches (5.08 x 5.08 cm), and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The slides present with few defects. Near Mint condition.
Collection of 11 35mm Color Slides of Elvis Presley in Concert on April 24, 1976, in San Diego
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $406.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Sunday, August 12, 2018.
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