April 30, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/30/2022

Offered is a 1956 Western Union telegram from the files of Elvis Presley's west coast Hollywood secretary in the 1950s, Trude Forsher. The telegram is an urgent request that Trude contact a representative from The William Morris Agency "REGARDING WHAT'S MY LINE." What's My Line? was a popular game show in the 1950s where celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e. "line of work", with panelists being called on to question and identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. Having Elvis on in those days would have been a huge "get", but Colonel Parker became ever stingier with the young star's time unless the appearance directly served his strategies for Elvis...or unless they agreed to pay what he asked. The game show's producers must have had the wrong answer to the question "What's My Fee?"...Elvis never appeared. The telegram measures 9 x 6 inches and presents in Excellent condition. 

1956 Western Union Telegram Concerning Elvis Appearing on TV Show <em>Whats My Line</em>
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium: $173
Estimate: $200 - $300
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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