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OnStage55 already posted the fantastic Elvis in San Antonio, Texas - October 14, 1956 photos in this thread:

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=90924#p1444303

They are really stunning!



Other photos found on the Graceland 2016 Auction site:


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Elvis Presley Stage-Used Guitar from January 14, 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Concert – Given to Fan in the Front Row on July 24, 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina


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1965 Colonel Tom Parker "Harem Holiday" Robe Worn on the Set of Elvis Presley's Film Harum Scarum


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Original Artwork for Elvis Presley and the Colonel's 1960 Christmas Card


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1965 Girl Happy


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April 3, 1957 Elvis Presley Concert Ticket


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1956 Elvis Presley Enterprises "The Elvis Presley Game" Board Game


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Russwood Park, July 4, 1956 Used Concert Ticket


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1970 Houston Astrodome Livestock Show and Rodeo Poster Featuring Elvis Presley


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Elvis Presley's March 3, 1974 Astrodome Show


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Elvis Presley's “Colt Police Silhouette” Shooting Target Used at Graceland


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Collection of 61 Photos (8 x 10) from Barbara and George Klein's Wedding Featuring Elvis as Best Man


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1967 Elvis and Priscilla Presley Wedding Photo Album Gifted to Vernon Presley by Colonel Parker (19 Photographs)


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Trude Forsher


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Jaycee's:
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Source: http://auction.graceland.com/catalog.aspx

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Interesting selection of photos and memorabilia. Some is familiar, some is not. For some reason, I really like this July 1975 shot:

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drjohncarpenter wrote:Interesting selection of photos and memorabilia. Some is familiar, some is not. For some reason, I really like this July 1975 shot:

750700_on tour.jpg
Thanks for the share!
I agree. This was the one I found the most striking. There's something mesmerising about photos like this one where we get to see a seemingly endless sea of people with their eyes glued to The King.



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Did anyone notice that on the Colonels "Harem Holiday" robe co=star Billy Barty's name is misspelled as Billy Bardy? That's him in the next Photo with Elvis & The Colonel.


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sundial77 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Interesting selection of photos and memorabilia. Some is familiar, some is not. For some reason, I really like this July 1975 shot:


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Thanks for the share!
I agree. This was the one I found the most striking. There's something mesmerising about photos like this one where we get to see a seemingly endless sea of people with their eyes glued to The King.
Looking at the crowd is more than their eyes, though. You can see young couples, older couples, families, and more. There are a lot of women up front. I wonder if this was typical? And you can clearly tell it's the 1970s by what everyone is wearing, and the hairstyles. It's a real time capsule. I also wonder how many of these folks are still around today, 40+ years later?


Greybeard wrote:Did anyone notice that on the Colonels "Harem Holiday" robe co=star Billy Barty's name is misspelled as Billy Bardy? That's him in the next Photo with Elvis & The Colonel.
I did, but what was more striking was seeing all of Elvis' buddies at the time written on the hem of his garment: "MARTY + SONNY + ALLAN + JIM + RICHARD" Too bad the film wasn't anything to write home about.


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sundial77 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Interesting selection of photos and memorabilia. Some is familiar, some is not. For some reason, I really like this July 1975 shot:

750700_on tour.jpg
Thanks for the share!
I agree. This was the one I found the most striking. There's something mesmerising about photos like this one where we get to see a seemingly endless sea of people with their eyes glued to The King.
That's the one the also caught my eye. Does anyone know where and when it was taken?


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Mister Mike wrote:
sundial77 wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote:Interesting selection of photos and memorabilia. Some is familiar, some is not. For some reason, I really like this July 1975 shot:

750700_on tour.jpg
Thanks for the share!
I agree. This was the one I found the most striking. There's something mesmerising about photos like this one where we get to see a seemingly endless sea of people with their eyes glued to The King.
That's the one the also caught my eye. Does anyone know where and when it was taken?

Here is the caption below the photo:
"Elvis Presley Stage-Used Guitar from January 14, 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Concert – Given to Fan in the Front Row on July 24, 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina"
If you enlarge the photo you can see the male fan (next to the right elbow of Elvis) holding the guitar.


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Jove wrote: Here is the caption below the photo:
"Elvis Presley Stage-Used Guitar from January 14, 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Concert – Given to Fan in the Front Row on July 24, 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina"
If you enlarge the photo you can see the male fan (next to the right elbow of Elvis) holding the guitar.
I'll add the caption to my OP. Thanks!

You can indeed see the guitar and the fan...

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Some extra information:



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More information:
Elvis Presley’s 1969 Custom Gibson Ebony Dove guitar is certainly one of the most culturally significant and celebrated guitars in all of music history. Elvis wielded this iconic instrument in dozens and dozens of concerts from November 1971 until September 1973 and then again in July of 1975, before famously handing it to a fan in the front row one night in Asheville, North Carolina. The Ebony Dove was the most photographed and widely seen of any of Elvis’ guitars as he played it during the January 1973 Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite concert broadcast. This very guitar made it into the homes of nearly a billion fans around the world via television that fateful night and became the iconic and visual centerpiece to one of Elvis' most triumphant moments on stage. It is surely one of the most-used guitars by Elvis on stage in the 1970s, and in addition to Aloha from Hawaii, he can be seen donning it in the documentary concert film Elvis on Tour, as well.

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There is no more important icon of rock 'n’ roll history than Elvis’ beloved Gibson Ebony Dove. The Dove is a flattop steel string acoustic guitar with solid maple back and sides, and a solid spruce top. The double-ring rosette styling with seven and three-ply binding adds an understated elegance. The black pick guard has a white beveled edge and the adjustable rosewood saddle with mother-of-pearl circles and stylized dove shaped emblems. The rosewood fret board with rolled edges, split parallelogram inlay is also inlaid in mother-of-pearl with the script “Elvis Presley.” The crown peghead Gibson logo, also fondly referred to as the thistle, adorns the headstock of the guitar, and a Kenpo Karate decal is affixed to the body. The Kenpo Karate Association of America decal dominates the front of the guitar. It is the hallmark of the organization founded by Elvis' longtime instructor, bodyguard and confidante Ed Parker.

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Based on the serial number 539461, Gibson produced the guitar near the end of 1969. According to Charlie Lawing, who in the early 1970s worked at Guitar City across the street from Graceland, Vernon Presley came into the store and wanted to buy a nice guitar for his son. The new black finish was eventually applied by the staff at Guitar City, which included Tim Keckler and Charlie, and Charlie recalls Vernon choosing the ebony color as a reference to Elvis attaining his black belt in karate. Before the color was changed, though, the guitar was sent to have the mother-of-pearl inlays on the fretboard done by guitar craftsman Randy Wood at Gruhn Guitars of Nashville. Wood recalls the guitar not yet having the black finish done when he performed his work, so it is likely this step was done after the fretboard work, when the guitar was returned to Guitar City. There is an Elvis Presley Payroll & Expense Fund check, cataloged in the Graceland Archives, which is dated September 9, 1971, is made out to Mike Ladd's Guitar City and is signed by Vernon Presley—in the memo field are written the words "Gibson Dove."

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While the offered guitar was a regular stage companion for Elvis from 1971 to 1973, in 1974, he had started regularly using another Gibson acoustic guitar on stage--his J-200. He would favor that guitar in 1974 and into the middle of 1975. But after famously throwing the J200 into the crowd during a show in 1975, Elvis once again returned to his old, faithful Ebony Dove—but not for long…

On July 24, 1975, during the last show of a three-night tour in Asheville, North Carolina, Elvis handed this Ebony Dove, (serial #539461), the guitar he played during Aloha from Hawaii and countless other concerts before and after, directly from the stage to our consignor, who was sitting front row center. This gesture is well documented and known among advanced Elvis collectors and Elvis historians alike—our consignor has been interviewed by various media over the years. As he recalls, Elvis was barely into "See See Rider," the first song, when his wife told him, "Elvis keeps looking at you." Elvis then pointed at him, called him to the stage and handed him the guitar. Feeling especially generous that evening, Elvis proceeded to give another gentleman a ring and brought a woman on stage and gave her a ring, as well. Two songs later, Elvis came to the edge of the stage and bent down. He once again pointed at our consignor, who feared it was time to give the guitar back. With Charlie Hodge holding his collar, Elvis said, "You keep the guitar. I gave it to you for a reason. Someday it will help you out." Our consignor spent the rest of the show nervously clutching the guitar between his legs, as can be seen in the news photo shown here. He was granted a police escort out of the concert and made it home safely with one of the greatest concert souvenirs of all time. This treasured symbol of musical legend has been safely tucked away in a bank vault from that memorable day in 1975 until now, making the occassional appearance at a family get together or media interview.

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Many thanks for sharing Mike.
The ´69 live shot is new for my eyes. Really stunning! :)
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