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

Offered is a sepia-toned promotional photo of Elvis Presley's Loving You co-star Dolores Hart signed and inscribed “To Trudy, Thank you so much for wanting my picture! My best always—Sincerely Dolores Hart.” The photo was signed for Elvis' West Coast secretary, Trude Forsher. Also included is a letter sent to Trude's son, James Forsher, in 2011 in response to his inquiry about including Hart in a documentary about Trude. Hart famously left her acting carer in 1963 and became a nun. The 2011 letter is signed “Mother Dolores Hart.”

In Loving You, Elvis’ second film but his first starring role, he plays Deke Rivers, a deliveryman who is hired as a musician by a country-western promoter. In what would become a winning formula for Elvis films, Deke is caught in a chaotic plot of drama, love and music. The film, released by Paramount in 1957, opened to box office success, with two of the main songs from the film, “Loving You” and “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear” receiving platinum status from the Recording Industry Association of America. While Elvis received top billing, he co-starred with Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey and Dolores Hart in her film debut as Susan Jessup, Deke’s love interest. Hal Wallis discovered Dolores at Loyola University and required her to change her last name from Hicks to Hart for the start of her acting career. After co-starring with Elvis in Loving You, Dolores would again be cast as Elvis’ love interest the following year in the film King Creole. The photo measures 10 by 8 inches. Near Mint condition.

Elvis Presleys <em>Loving You</em> Co-Star Dolores Hart Signed and Inscribed Publicity Photo and Letter Signed Later AS A NUN!
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $288
Estimate: $500 - $600
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
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