Thursday, August 16, 2012

Elvis Presley: history buff

Well, at least when he was a schoolkid. This card with his sig turned up when a librarian was chucking some old volumes. (The book was a bio of Andrew Jackson.) At auction, this fragment of The King's youthful pursuits fetched a cool $7500. Below, Elvis in 7th grade, Tupelo, Mississippi. Just 10 years until Jailhouse Rock!! (A special edition, no less.)

9 comments:

  1. What a gem! He had a long way to go in a short time, as you noted. There are two types of people in the world: 1) Those who know Elvis (and probably only the late era Elvis) by hearsay, and assume he was merely a hack or media creation. And 2) Those who've heard his best work and realize that he was one of the best performers---rock or otherwise---of the 20th century. Then again, I'm a fanatic, as is the rest of my family….Elvis can still have that effect after all these years…

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  2. The Elvis above is the one I'll always remember, frozen in my mind. Absolutely groundbreaking during that era!! I must say, however, I wouldn't pay THAT much for anything:) Long live rock and roll...

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  3. Griselda MarchbanksAugust 16, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    What a funny looking kid! Seems almost like he was engaged in a bout of fisticuffs before that photo was taken.

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    1. He looks like Bill Maher to me ... not really like himself. But photos can be deceiving.

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  4. I agree with Wilhelm, $7500 for a library book insert, WOW!!!! TOO MUCH!!!
    But still any Elvis artifact is pretty sweet in my book!!!

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  5. $7,500 for that little ol' card with a signature?? Oh the many things I could buy for $7,500.

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  6. ...But can we talk about how many times Charlene had to renew that book?

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  7. In your post the kids are looking funny. Thanks a lot to share this.
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