The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Being chosen as one of the Jaycees Ten Outstanding Young Men for 1970 was one of Elvis’ proudest moments. Elvis took such pride in this recognition that it was the only award that Elvis would ever accept in person and also give an acceptance speech. He worked on his acceptance speech late into the night in his study at Graceland after he and Priscilla arrived in Memphis from Los Angeles at 11:30 p.m. the night before the event, which was held on January 16, 1971. Offered is a black-and-white news service image that captures the couple deplaning in Memphis the night before that important event that Elvis held so dear. The image depicts Elvis wearing what appears to be the pants to the chic velvet suit he donned for the prayer breakfast the following morning before the awards ceremony. The photo is stamped on the reverse “Jack E. Cantrell / Staff Photographer / Memphis Press-Scimitar” with multiple handwritten notations including “Elvis Presley 1-16-71 / 80847” and “Star 3-Col ELVIS w/Jaycee.” Having been snapped so late in the evening, the photo was likely developed the following morning which is why the reverse bears the date of January 16. The photo measures 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The print is in very good condition with some surface soiling and creasing to the front, and typical discoloration from age on the reverse.
Elvis Presley with “Killer Tiger Eyes” Deplaning before the Jaycees Awards <em>Memphis Press-Scimitar</em> News Service Photo – January 15, 1971
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $812.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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