The Elvis Presley Story.
With an introduction by Dick Clark.New York: Hillman Books, 1960 Stock Code: 142670
NotesFirst edition, first printing, signed by Elvis Presley to the inside front wrapper. This popular biography is made up of collected articles on Presley and features a fact sheet with Presley's favourite foods and hobbies, and chapters such as "What it's like to date Elvis".
The introduction is provided by radio host Dick Clark, who interviewed Presley three times during his military service from 1958 to early 1960 and has been credited with ensuring his continued popularity while serving. Designed for his fans the rear cover of this edition was advertised as a "full-page pin-up of Elvis in color".
Octavo. Perfect bound in original illustrated wrappers, titles to spine and front cover in yellow and white, portrait of Elvis to both covers. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box.
With 32 pages of photographic reproductions.
Minor creasing to wrapper edges, creasing and chip to outer top corner of front cover, margins toned, upper margins occasionally snapped where brittle, not affecting text; a remarkably well-preserved copy in very good condition.
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