The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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TV Guide, a bi-weekly publication listing upcoming television programming, was founded in 1948. The first issue was released on April 3, 1953. While the publication was a listing of programs, it also included other features, articles and interviews to draw readers with additional content. TV Guide became so popular with the growth of television that almost every home had one. It wasn’t long before the charming young star Elvis was featured on the cover of the September 9, 1956 issue, the same date Elvis first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. TV Guide was happy to promote the latest celebrities in an effort to expand its reach. 

The offered rare acetate, with RCA Victor Record Prevue coming attractions label, has the typed title “TV Guide Presents Elvis Presley” and lists, “Band I: ‘Pelvis’ Nickname (:19) / Band 2: Adults Reaction (:34) / Band 3: First Public Appearance (:54) / Band 4: How Rockin Motion Started (:44)” with a red grease pen notation (some of the typed material is partially obscured by circular surface soiling/wear around the edge of the label). The reverse of the acetate is blank with no label and no markings. Given that the original produced 45s are incredibly hard to acquire, the acetate for the 45 is an amazing find for this convergence of three greats—Elvis, RCA and TV Guide—in music and television history. The acetate measures 7 inches (17.78 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The record presents in playable condition, with a few scuffs and scratches. The label has moderate to heavy wear. Excellent condition.
Extremely Rare 1956 RCA Victor “Record Prevue” 45 RPM Acetate for <em>TV GUIDE Presents Elvis Presley</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $687.50
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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