The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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A vital part of the marketing process for Elvis’ films was promotional photos. These photos, typically head shots, were used for a variety of different purposes from movie posters and record sleeves to magazines and fan merchandise. Thousands of images were taken of Elvis over the decades, but only select ones were used frequently to maintain a consistency with publicity and promotion. Offered is a collection of eight (8) different 8 x 10 black-and-white negatives, and a corresponding sample of the photo, from the files of a New York photo service (a ninth envelope and photo are included, but this last example is accompanied by the negative for a photo of another actor). The original glassine envelopes are marked with an internal numbering system from 265 to 273, and seven of the nine are printed with the “Hopkins Associates Inc.” logo and the address and phone number of the New York photo service used by the film studios in the 1960s. Numbers 265-268 are from Stay Away, Joe; 269: photo session for album Let’s Be Friends; 270: Tickle Me; 271: Clambake; 272: Live a Little, Love a Little; and 273: Kissin’ Cousins. The photos and negatives each measure 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm), and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 

The negatives and photos present with only minor defects. Near Mint condition overall, with some lesser. The glassine envelopes have various distresses including tears and rips—very common with these fragile envelopes.
Group of Eight Original Production 8 x 10 Negatives for Elvis Presley Promotional Photos from His Films – With Original Photo Service Glassine Envelopes and a Copy of Each Photo
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $312.50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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