The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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The offered promotional package was produced by MGM to promote Elvis Presley's 1968 film Stay Away, Joe. Still housed in its original MGM mailing envelope, addressed to the “Cinema Theatre Manning, S.C.,” the kit contains the LP with four commercials, a small ad mat for a “28 line” newspaper ad to promote the film showings locally and a yellow label, “Not for Sale” 45 RPM single for the title track, “Stay Away” and its B-side “U.S. Male.” The 45 is an Indianapolis pressing, based on the matrix numbers. The commercials on the LP come in two lengths, 60 and 30 seconds, and the first ad promises “It's Elvis, Elvis Presley going west in Stay Away, Joe. And when he does the west goes wild, and that's no sitting bull!” Wow, the copywriting team was working overtime. 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. To find a kit with the LP, a promotional copy of the single and an ad mat is a special case. The LP's reverse is blank. The record measures 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 

Condition: The ad mat is in MINT condition. The 45 presents with moderate wear-VG condition. The LP presents with moderate scuffing-VG+ condition. All records are in playable condition.
1968 “MGM” <em>Stay Away, Joe</em> Promotional Package Including <em>Radio Spot Announcements</em> 33 1/3 RPM 10-Inch LP, “Not For Sale” Promo 45, Ad Mat and MGM Mailing Envelope
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $400 - $800
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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