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Fully executed "Louisiana Hayride" contract signed by Gladys, Vernon and Elvis Presley in bold red ink and H.L. Logan, representing radio station KWKH, in blue ink. The contract is for the term of one year, beginning on November 12, 1955 and was executed on September 8th, 1955 and is four pages in length. Early contracts signed by the whole Presley family are extremely rare and the significance of this contract cannot be overstated. All three signatures would not be required on contracts once Elvis turned 21, which was just four months after this contact was signed. On March 3, 1956, before flying to Shreveport to perform on the "Louisiana Hayride," Elvis wrote a $500 check toward the purchase of a house for himself and his parents at 1034 Audubon Drive in East Memphis. Elvis’ weekly "Hayride" shows were instrumental in the development of his early stage presence, and were where Colonel Parker first saw Elvis perform. Producer and contract signer H.L. “Hoss” Logan coined the phrase “Elvis has left the building” during this time period as well. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. Pages measure approximately 8 1/2 x 14 inches (21.6 x 35.5 cm).

Condition: The contract has 5 small filing holes and multiple stapling holes in the upper left hand corner. Three horizontal fold lines indicative of being inserted in an envelope are present.
"Louisiana Hayride" Contract Signed by Elvis, Gladys and Vernon, 1955
This lot has a Reserve Price that has not been met.
Current Bidding (Reserve Not Met)
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
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