The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Viva Las Vegas is considered by many to be one of Elvis’ best films, highlighted by legendary songs and a natural chemistry between its two stars, Elvis and Ann-Margret. The fast-paced, adventurous plot of the film and the upbeat soundtrack makes for a fun ride for the audience. Fifteen songs were recorded for the film with only nine used in the movie and only six issued as singles. Offered is a collection of five (5) Radio Recorders acetates from the film that includes the title track “Viva Las Vegas.” These 78 RPM Radio Recorders acetates include:

  • 7-10-1963 #2004 take 7 “Viva Las Vegas” time 2:24 and #2008 take 9 “The Climb” time 2:37 on reverse;
  • 7-10-1963 #2002 take 7 “Come On Everybody” time 2:08 and #2009 take 9 “Yellow Rose Of Texas” time 3:18 on reverse;
  • 7-9-1963 #2005 take 20 “I Need Somebody to Lean On” time 3:01 and #2003 take 1 “If You Think I Don’t Need You” time 2:03 on reverse;
  • 7-10-1963 #2007 take 3 “Santa Lucia” (Music Only) time 1:11 and #2006 take 7 “Do the Vega” time 2:21 on reverse; and 
  • Single sided acetate: 7-11-1963 #2012 take 6 “Today Tomorrow & Forever” basic music time 3:30 (only song not used in the film).

Each acetate has the yellow Radio Recorders label that contains the above typed information on the respective sides and each measures 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter. This group of five acetates for the songs for this lively and wildly popular film is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The acetates are all in excellent condition with minor surface scuffing and scratches. The labels exhibit signs of wear and discoloration from use and age. A small area of loss to the surface appears on the "I Need Somebody To Lean On" side.
Collection of Five “Radio Recorders” 78 RPM Acetates for Elvis Presley’s Film <em>Viva Las Vegas</em> Including the Title Track!
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $3,500.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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