The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Speedway stars Elvis as Steve Grayson, a racecar driver whose financial mismanagement has led him to trouble with the IRS. Nancy Sinatra plays Susan Jacks, the IRS agent tasked to recover the debt who becomes Steve’s romantic interest. Significantly, Nancy Sinatra performed the only song to be featured on one of Elvis’ soundtracks. Fittingly, NASCAR star Richard Petty—also known as “The King”—as well as Cale Yarborough make appearances in the movie. Offered is a tambourine used as a prop on the set that has been inscribed and signed by Elvis with a big, strong signature right on the top membrane head skin. The tambourine comes with a letter from Jack Robertson that states, “My name is Jack Robertson. In the 1960’s I was an extra for several MGM movies. In 1967, Elvis was shooting his race car flick ‘Speedway’. During filming on the studio set, I was one of the extras used in the film. During the course of filming Elvis was very candid with all of the actors and made everyone feel comfortable. During a time on the set, I asked Elvis to autograph a discarded tambourine that was used as a prop, which he did. He personalized it for me with the message, ‘To Jack from Elvis Presley’.” The tambourine contains that very blue ink inscription and signature on the top center side. This personalized film prop from Speedway given to an extra in the picture makes for a fun musical movie collectible. The tambourine, measuring 8 inches (20.32 cm) in diameter and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in height, is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The tambourine is in excellent, used condition with surface soiling from use which does not impact the bold inscription and signature. The tambourine has a large vertical structural crack viewable only from the inside; the top surface, which has dried over time, is loosening on one side and the material has escaped from one peg.
Prop Tambourine from the Movie <em>Speedway</em> Signed by Elvis Presley
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,625.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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