The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Offered is an extremely interesting cross-section of early fan magazines, most of which focus on Elvis Presley. The group of 110 issues, ranging in publication year from 1950s to 1970s, provides a fascinating glimpse into Elvis’ treatment by the mainstream and music press from the earliest period of his career to the years he became a Hollywood heartthrob. This collection of magazines contains articles about Elvis and features Elvis on the cover (where indicated, either alone or with others). While Elvis appears on many of the covers, he is not pictured on all, but is mentioned in each. The group of 110 magazines includes:

  • Year not indicated (1): Hep Cat Review (May);
  • 1955 (1): County & Western Jamboree (March);
  • 1956 (13): Country & Western Jamboree (June - Elvis on cover), Elvis Presley Souvenir Photo Album, TV Star Parade (December - Elvis on cover), TV Star Parade (September - Elvis on cover), Private Lives (December - Elvis on cover), Exposed (December - Elvis on cover), Cabaret (August), RAVE (November), Modern Screen (August), Modern Screen (October), Photoplay (November), Photoplay (December) - 2 copies;
  • 1957 (23): Rock ‘n’ Roll Rivals (Elvis on front and back cover), Country Song Roundup (Elvis on cover), TV Star Parade (April - Elvis on cover), Movie Life Yearbook (Number 25); Movie Life (June - Elvis on cover), Hollywood Yearbook (Number 8 - Elvis on cover), 16 (July - Elvis on cover), The Lowdown (January - Elvis on cover), Confidential (January - Elvis on cover), Confidential (May - Elvis on cover), Sir! (June), Screen Stories (November), Screen Life (November), TV World (November), TV Radio Mirror (January - Elvis on cover), Screenland (May), Photoplay (November), Photoplay (January), Rock and Roll Roundup (February), On the QT (September), Movie Life (November), Motion Picture (January), Modern Screen (January);
  • 1958 (15): TV Album, Elvis Presley Souvenir Photo Folio, Country and Western Music Stars (Elvis on cover), Movieland and TV Time (September - Elvis on cover), Photoplay (August), Movie and TV Spotlight (June), Movie Stars Parade (May), Movie Mirror (April), Movie Life (August), Motion Picture (June), Modern Screen (June), TV Radio Mirror (September - Elvis on cover), Motion Picture (August), TV Radio Mirror (April), TV Radio Mirror (August);
  • 1959 (14): TV-Movie Men (Elvis on cover), Dig Dig (April), Movie Life (March), Motion Picture (January), Motion Picture (May), Motion Picture (September), Motion Picture (November), Movie Stars (June), Photoplay (August), TV-Radio Annual, TV Radio Mirror (February - Elvis on cover), TV Radio Mirror (August), TV Radio Mirror (November), TV Star Parade (January);
  • 1960 (15): Popular Screen (May - Elvis on cover), TV Star Parade (May - Elvis on cover), Movie Life (June - Elvis on cover), Film Stars (August - Elvis on cover), 16 (June - Elvis on cover), Modern Screen (April), Modern Screen (August), Motion Picture (June), Movieland and TV Time (March - Elvis on cover), On the QT (December - Elvis on cover), Movie Dream Guys (January), Screenplay (January - Elvis on cover), TV Headliner (March), TV Radio Mirror (July), TV Radio Mirror (September);
  • 1961 (6): Movieland and TV Time (July) - 2 copies, Movieland and TV Time (April), Photoplay (September), Photoplay (November), New Star Album (Number 2 - Elvis on cover);
  • 1962 (4): Movie Stars (January), Screen Parade (October - Elvis on cover), Screen Stories (January), Screen Stories (December);
  • 1963 (4): Photoplay (January); Screen Stories (May), Screen Stories (December), Teen Screen (April);
  • 1964 (3): Modern Screen (August), Photoplay (January), Screen Stories (July); 
  • 1965 (1): Screen Stories (August); 
  • 1967 (3): TV Star Annual (Elvis on cover), Modern Screen (June), Screen Stories (May); 
  • 1970 (2): Silver Screen (October - Elvis on cover), TV Radio Mirror (May);
  • 1973 (3): Movie World (March - Elvis on cover), Country Music (November - Elvis on cover), Screen Stories (March - Elvis on cover);
  • 1974 (2): Rock and Roll Legends (Number 1 - Elvis on cover), Story of Rock - The Golden Years of Rock & Roll (Special with Elvis on cover).

The magazines all measure 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm), with a few slightly smaller, and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The magazines all have some level of distresses, including wrinkles, creases, binding damage and/or water stains. Excellent condition with a few better.
Bonanza of Over 100 Elvis Presley 1950s-1970s Fan Magazines
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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