Lot 7080: Remarkable vintage glossy 8 x 10 Sun Records promotional photo of Presley, signed on the reverse in blue ballpoint, "That's allright, Elvis Presley." Trivial scattered light creasing and trimmed left edge to image side (the white mark to his hairline is a standard printing flaw often seen on this pose), otherwise fine; the reverse, where Elvis has signed, remains crisp and clean. Accompanied by a Hallmark card bearing a letter of provenance from the sister-in-law of the original owner, and a letter of authenticity from Elvis expert Rich Consola, in part: "The photo which is signed 'That's allright Elvis Presley' is only the second time in my twenty-five years of collecting Elvis writings that I have ever seen this inscription of Elvis writing the name of his first recording, and believed by most in the music world to be the real first 'Rock and Roll' song." Elevated by the mention of Presley's first released single—the only such example we have encountered in over 35 years—this original Sun promo photo of the young King is an undeniably rare offering signed at the very dawn of his legendary career.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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