Elvis Presley Collection
PRESLEY, Elvis (1935-1977). American singer, songwriter and actor. An icon of the 20th century. Known as The King of Rock and Roll. In 1972, Elvis and Pricilla separated and they filed for divorce in August. Elvis became very depressed. His divorce took effect in October 1973 and he became increasingly unwell. During this time his autograph was changing and it experienced many variations. Twice he overdosed on barbiturates. He spent three days in a coma and toward the end of 1973 he was hospitalized. During 1974, he undertook an intensive touring schedule. In September 1974 his condition declined further and at one point he fell out of his limousine and on to his knees. During his next concert he appeared to be drugged.
A fine portrait of Elvis Presley, B&W, at a concert singing into a microphone. This portrait was removed from a souvenir photo album. Measures 8.5”x11” and is boldly inscribed and signed using a blue ink Sharpie pen: “To Linda, Thanks Elvis Presley.” In excellent condition with perfect contrast. Included is a one of a kind original photograph, 3.5”x5” of Elvis on stage in a dance position. The band is in the background and a security guard in the foreground. This unique item has been inscribed and signed: To Linda, Sincerely, Elvis Presley.” In excellent condition with choice contrast. With these items comes a copy of a T.L.S. from the Hotel Manager of the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. He writes to Linda, 9-20-74....” Attached you will find a copy of the Elvis Presley Souvenir Photo Album, just open the cover and you will find a surprise. I am sure you will enjoy this photo album and will have a great time showing your friends. Enjoy! Cordially, Hector Doblado, Hotel Manager,” Linda Tuomi has written: “I am a friend of Hector’s & was invited to the tour performance but could not attend....called me & told me to expect a surprise anyway. Linda Tuomi.” This collection was purchased directly from Linda Tuomi...........................$2,750.00