The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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After graduating Humes High School, George Klein received a scholarship to Memphis State University, which he attended with pal Winston “Wink” Martindale. While George and Wink were pursuing their studies in 1957, Elvis was solidifying his career as both a musical powerhouse and movie star. This was also the year in which Elvis’ rising popularity and fame enabled him to purchase Graceland at the tender age of 22. Offered is a 1957 DeSoto yearbook from Memphis State University that features senior classmates George Klein and Wink Martindale and includes a picture of Elvis in the “Informals” section. The image of a young Elvis with Dewey Phillips and Judy Crainer describes the trio as signing cards for “University Status”—an initiative urging the Tennessee state legislature to classify Memphis State as a university rather than a college. The yearbook measures 12 1/4 by 9 1/4 by 1 inches (31.11 x 23.49 x 2.54 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The yearbook exhibits some wear to the cover and edges with typical surface soiling, the binding edge is discolored and contains several dark marks, the interior of the yearbook is in excellent condition and the interior front end page has the handwritten name of "Sandra Shirley." This yearbook is a fine specimen.
1957 DeSoto Memphis State Yearbook Featuring Elvis Presley, George Klein and Wink Martindale
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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