The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Tickle Me, a musical comedy starring Elvis as a rodeo bull-rider, was a fan favorite and a box office hit that saved the studio, Allied Artist Pictures, from bankruptcy and won Elvis a Golden Laurel Award in 1966 for Best Male Actor in a Musical Film. Of note, Red West had a small, uncredited part in the movie. Filmed in Hollywood, production for Tickle Me wrapped up on November 24, 1964 and Elvis began the drive home from California to Memphis. Offered is a National Bank of Commerce Memphis, Tennessee check number 1308 for $63.36 made out to the “Sun N Sand Motel” and signed in the lower right by “E.A. Presley” in bold blue ink. From what remains of the notation on the left side—“for Elvis / trip from / after ‘Tickle’”— it is likely that this check was to cover Elvis’ stay at this hotel. The Sun ‘n Sand Motel was on historic Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas (the check has a cancellation on the reverse from the “Farmers and Merchants State Bank” from Shamrock). This timely token of the return road trip Elvis made after shooting Tickle Me measures 3 1/8 by 8 1/4 inches (7.93 x 20.95 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. 

The check is missing a large portion in the lower left, with signs of tape residue where the section used to be attached. It also exhibits some mild staining. Very Good condition.
November 30, 1964, Elvis Presley Signed Check Written to the “Sun ‘n Sand Motel” While on the Way Home from Filming <em>Tickle Me</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,500.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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