Elvis Presley Signed Choice 1957 Concert Program Portrait

26 May

Handsome vintage image of Presley glancing over his shoulder, surrounded by a border of guitars, musical notes, and hearts, taken from the inside of one of Presley’s 1957 Photo Folios, nicely signed in blue ballpoint. In fine condition. Accompanied by a copy of a letter of provenance from the widow of Jerry Ledford, Elvis’s Second Lieutenant while at Fort Hood, stating that her husband was in the Army and assigned to basic training at Fort Hood at the same time Elvis was there, and that he occasionally helped to ‘smuggle’ Elvis off of the base in an effort to evade fans and paparazzi; near the end of his training, Elvis signed pages of a souvenir photo booklet for them. This was Presley’s third concert program, used to heavily promote Jailhouse Rock, and is considered quite rare, as he greatly reduced his touring schedule from that of the previous year. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.


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