The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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In 1970 MGM made a documentary film that chronicled Elvis’ on-stage performances during his summer festival at the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August that year. The movie was Elvis’ first non-acting role since the beginning of his film career in 1956 and reveals the musician’s renewed focus on his live performances. The two-hour movie captured Elvis just as he was: no script, no sets, and no tricks, simply a raw Elvis. A brilliant new idea for fans to get a glimpse behind the scenes as this Hollywood star transitioned back to live performances. The MGM crew, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Denis Sanders, filmed Elvis’ performances on August 10, 11, 12 and 13, 1970. Parts of the documentary include him relaxing in his hotel suite with various members of his entourage, footage of fans offering commentary about what Elvis means to them, as well as coverage capturing the arrival of celebrities for the opening night of the show, including Sammy Davis, Jr., Cary Grant, George Hamilton, and Juliet Prowse. Elvis belts out many of the tunes that he can be seen rehearsing earlier in the film. RCA released a soundtrack album in conjunction with the documentary movie and the concert film reached number 22 on the Variety Box Office Survey. Offered are nine (9) color slides of Elvis on-stage and off stage during the filming of Elvis: That’s The Way It Is. Each 35mm slide measures 2 by 2 inches (5.08 x 5.08 cm), and the group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The slides are in Excellent condition overall.
Group of Nine 35mm Color Slides of Elvis Presley in Rehearsals and on Stage During Filming for <em>Elvis: That’s the Way it Is</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $937.50
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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