Lot 838: Vintage glossy 8 x 9.75 publicity photo for Love Me Tender, with Elvis in a striped shirt and cowboy hat, bearing a stamped signature next to the image; signed and inscribed on the reverse in black ballpoint, "To De De and Sharon, Elvis Presley." In very good condition, with moderate noticeable creasing and impressions from Presley's signature showing through to image side; the reverse shows lesser creasing and is overall very clean and attractive. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, Sharon Bastley, stating, in part: "My father worked as a policeman in St. Louis, Mo. He also worked security at Kiel Auditorium…circa 1955, when Elvis performed there…While on duty at the performance, Dad acquired the glossy photo that I have directly from Elvis…Elvis stayed at the Chase Hotel…Dad had Elvis sign the back of this photo to my sister DeDee and myself." Presley played the Kiel Auditorium on March 29, 1957, to a sold out crowd of 11,000 wearing his iconic gold lame suit.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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