The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Dewey Phillips was a Memphis radio disc jockey who was the first to play Elvis’ “That’s All Right” on the radio at the request of Sam Phillips. After doing so on July 8, 1954, the radio switchboard lit up and Dewey played the song several more times that evening. This was the launch of Elvis’ wildly successful musical career. Elvis was grateful to Dewey and the two became friends until 1957, when Dewey played “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” without permission before its official release. Elvis felt betrayed and their friendship was never quite the same again. Offered is a black-and-white 35mm negative contact sheet containing twenty-nine (29) images, six (6) of Elvis, two of Dewey Phillips in the radio studio and the remaining of female fans. Five images clearly show Elvis in and near a black vehicle at the gates of Graceland. Thirteen (13) humorous pictures depicting two fans fast asleep in the back of a car, perhaps having waited a long time to catch a glimpse of their heartthrob. The contact sheet measures 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The proof sheet is in excellent condition overall with minor corner creasing and a blue ink mark on the reverse.
Contact Sheet of 29 35mm Negatives of Elvis at Graceland, Dewey Phillips, and Sleepy Female Fans
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $812.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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