Lot 40: 1956 Elvis Presley "Mr. Rhythm" Souvenir Photo Folio
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
This early Elvis Presley "Mr. Rhythm" souvenir picture album from 1956 contains a studio portrait image of Elvis by William Speer on the back cover. The front cover features an additional studio portrait by William Speer of Elvis and states "IN PERSON! Elvis PRESLEY - COUNTRY MUSIC'S 'Mr. Rhythm' Sensational New RCA Victor Singing Star with Blue Moon Boys." Eight interior pages include images of Elvis, the Louvin Brothers, Benny Martin, June Carter, Justin Tubb, and Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters. The artists pictured coincide with the lineup of performers that toured with Elvis in February of 1956, likely dating the offered picture album to that same time period. An excellent example of an early-career Elvis program with a limited run of performances in this roster. The souvenir picture album measures approximately 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The front and back cover show signs of discoloration and minor surface paper loss around the edges. The interior pages are in good condition overall with some minor foxing on the first page. Overall very good condition.