The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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George Klein was a great high school pal of Elvis’ and after graduating he received a scholarship to Memphis State University, where George continued his education while Elvis’ entertainment career was beginning its swift ascent. George attended Memphis State with their mutual friend Winston “Wink” Martindale. During 1955, Elvis’ career was in overdrive as he reached the national charts by July and outgrew his label by October. The following year Elvis would make his first television appearance. Offered is a green, hardbound copy of DeSoto, the Memphis State yearbook from that pivotal year of 1955. Page 146 includes images of DeSoto beauty queen judge Tony Curtis, also in the budding stages of his movie and television career during this time. Page 184 includes a picture of Elvis with Mayor Tobey, who “demonstrates his versatility” by strumming a guitar, and page 201 has the sophomore class of 1957’s formal pictures, which include those of George Klein and Wink Martindale. The yearbook measures 12 1/4 by 9 1/4 by 1 inch (31.11 x 23.49 x 2.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

While the interior pages with Elvis and the others are very clean, the cover does have some age-related issues of discoloring and scuffing. Excellent condition.
1955 DeSoto Memphis State Yearbook Featuring Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, George Klein and Wink Martindale
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $312.50
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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