The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The offered record with seven radio commercials was produced by MGM to promote Elvis Presley's 1965 film Harum Scarum. The commercials come in lengths 60 and 30 seconds and are read by one of the Colonel's favorite southern Djs, The Squeekin' Deacon. The Colonel had employed this strategy a year earlier on the Kissin' Cousin radio ads, and he must have liked the results. So much so that the reverse of the LP with the ads read by more traditional announcer Gene Weed has a large “X” through the label. Furthermore, the included original MGM mailing envelope has a large handwritten, underlined note that reads “DO NOT USE SIDE #1.” It's possible that the studio included the more traditional versions behind the Colonel's back, and he took it upon himself to correct the error. We will never know, but it was clear The Squeekin' Deacon was the preferred ad reader. These “Radio Spot” LPs are very tough to find, as most of them were not archived by radio stations, but simply destroyed after the film's run. The disc measures 12 inches (30.48 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 

Condition: VG with with moderate scuffing-storage wear. Playable condition.
1965 “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” <em>Harum Scarum Radio Spot Announcements</em> 33 1/3 RPM 12-Inch LP with Seven Radio Commercials for Elvis Presleys Film – with Original Mailing Envelope!
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $187.50
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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