The Auction on Elvis Presley BLVD August 14, 2022
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/14/2022

Offered is an "OFFICIAL ELVIS PRESLEY SHOW" backstage ribbon from Elvis Presley's series of concerts in the northwest and Canada in 1957. From August 30 thru September 2, Elvis played five concerts in Spokane, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, Tacoma, Washington, Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. The backstage ribbon belonged to Elvis' high school classmate Tommy Young and is accompanied by other keepsakes that Tommy collected on the trip, which included Hollywood for a recording session after the concerts. (Tommy can be seen at left at Memphis' Central Station on August 27, 1957, the day the group left for the tour.) The other items include two pages of newspaper clippings from the tour and other events in 1957 which Tommy attended, a "20th Century Fox" matchbook, a "Beverly Wilshire" room key fob (where they stayed in Los Angeles) and an interesting little letter from a "friend" Tommy made on the tour, which includes her photo and phone number (Go, Tommy!).

These extremely rare ribbons were used in the late 1950s for Elvis' entourage, and the offered ribbon has been notated on the reverse by Tommy "Northwest Tour". Tommy was a high school friend of George Klein, and in 1957 George re-introduced him to Elvis. Tommy ended up being swept up in the Elvis life for about a year, traveling to shows, recording sessions and often riding motorcycles with Elvis. In August and September 1957, Tommy accompanied Elvis and his friends on the west coast trip including the northwest tour, the Hollywood recording session and the concert in Tupelo, Mississippi. The ribbon measures 2 x 4 1/4 inches and presents with several creases and an area of adhesive residue from being in an album. Very Good condition.

1957 “OFFICIAL ELVIS PRESLEY SHOW” “Northwest Tour” Backstage Ribbon from The Tommy Young Collection Plus Concert Tour Ephemera (6 Pieces)*
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $978
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Sunday, August 14, 2022.
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