September 7, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment & Sport Memorabilia
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2022

Offered is an "RCA Radiogram" from Elvis Presley Paramount Studios Executives Hal Wallis and Joseph Hazen thanking them for agreeing to renegotiate his contract for his next Paramount film, which would end up being G.I. Blues. The contract was signed by Paramount and Colonel Parker on October 28, 1958, and the Radiogram must have been sent shortly after that some time from Germany. The message reads:

Dear Mr. Wallis and Mr. Hazen:

The Colonel has just informed me of your confidence and belief in me whe I get out of the army. my father, myself and The Colonel do appreciate your kind consideration in the generous improvement you have made in my contract.

I will do my best not to let you folks down when I come out. I wish that I could have been there with The Colonel to sign the contracts and shake hands with you but you know that when The Colonel signs it it just like I was there myself.

Give my best to all the folks at the studio and The Colonel.

Respectfully yours,

Elvis Presley.

The Radiogram measures 8 1/2 x 7 inches and still resides in the plastic enclosure used when it was first auctioned a the 1999 Graceland Archives Auction. Stunning Near Mint to Mint condition.

1958 Elvis Presley’s RCA Radiogram to Hal Wallis
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $460
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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