The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The Armed Forces Radio & Television Service was established in 1942 by the War Department to broadcast popular American radio and television to troops, government employees and families stationed overseas. It is still in operation today under the name American Forces Network, and over the years many stars have rallied to support U.S. efforts abroad. The offered Armed Forces Radio & Television LP contains the soundtrack for Elvis’ 1967 film Clambake. In this musical film, Elvis plays the role of Scott Hayward, a young man who is heir to an oil fortune and goes undercover as a waterskiing instructor in order to see if he can win women’s affection as himself rather than as a millionaire. He is fortunate enough to eventually steal the heart of his love interest as the lowly waterskiing instructor. Clambake was Elvis’ 25th movie and was released in December 1967. The campy flick opened to mixed reviews since the film followed the typical Elvis formula at a time (the late ‘60s) when generational attitudes and morals were making a major shift following the “Summer of Love.” Ironically, this was Elvis’ last movie as a single man because immediately following filming, Elvis married Priscilla on May 1, 1967, in Las Vegas. The offered Armed Forces Radio & Television LP for the soundtrack retains the original Armed Forces Radio & Television Service Station Library label from Los Angeles, California. Side one is numbered “SSL-19181 / P-10613” and contains seven songs from Elvis’ film Clambake including “Guitar Man,” “Clambake,” “A House That Has Everything,” “Confidence,” “How Can You Lose What You Never Had,” “Singing Tree” and “Just Call Me Lonesome.” Side two is numbered “SSL-19182 / P-10614” and contains “Live At The Lighthouse,” The Three Sounds with Gene Harris, piano and organ; Andrew Simpkins, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; with the songs, “Crying Time,” “June Night (Just Give Me a June Night, The Moonlight and You),” “Makin’ Bread Again,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “Blues March.” The acetate comes with its original sleeve printed with “Armed Forces Radio & Television Service / Property of United States Government.” The acetate measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The acetate is in Excellent condition overall with few, if any, surface scuffs. The label on the Elvis side has only a precise separation line at the rounded center indent; the original sleeve is worn at the upper corner.
1967 “Armed Forces Radio & Television Service” LP with Soundtrack for Elvis Presley’s Film <em>Clambake</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $343.75
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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