The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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After a successful Hollywood movie career, Elvis would return to the stage and live performances in 1969; however, it would not be the last time he appeared on the big screen. In the 1970s two documentaries followed Elvis through his live concert appearances. The first, Elvis: That’s the Way It Is in 1970, was followed by Elvis on Tour in 1972. The latter features footage from four different concerts during 1972 and also utilizes some vintage footage from Elvis’ early TV appearances. The on-stage scenes capture the power and grace of Elvis the performer, and this compilation of marvels helps the documentary to win the Golden Globe in 1972. Offered are three radio spots, on a reel-to-reel tape, promoting what would be the last Elvis film. The reel comes in its original Radio Recorders box which is labeled “M.G.M. / ‘ELVIS ON TOUR’ / RADIO SPOTS / 1. :60 / 2. :30 /3. :10 / 7 1/2 IPS.” Based on other examples offered in previous auctions, we know that the three spots are read by none other than legendary American disc jockey Casey Kasem. The offered example of the reel still retains its original “EMC Corporation” seal. It presents a very interesting promotional artifact from Elvis’ late film career. The reel-to-reel tape measures 5 inches (12.7 cm) in diameter, the box measures 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 by 1/2 inch (13.33 x 13.33 x 1.27 cm) and the pair is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Near Mint to Mint condition with minor scuffing to the back of the box.
1972 <em>Elvis On Tour</em> Reel to Reel Radio Spots
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $200 - $400
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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