1953 Annual Minstrel Talent Show Program at Humes High School Auditorium with Performance by Elvis Presley - One the Earliest Examples of an Elvis Program (Emanating from Band Director Roy Coats). On April 9, 1953, at 8 p. In Humes Auditorium, the Humes High Band presented its Annual Minstrel show in which Elvis Presley was the 16th act, listed as Guitarist with his surname misspelled as Prestly. The programs cover, with its unfortunate and anachronistic image of blackface, is true to the definition of a minstrel show; however, from the description of acts listed in the program, such as twirlers, acrobats, xylophone trio, and more, this was likely more of a variety program to showcase the talent of the students of the school. This is one of Elvis very first stage performances (he performed in, and was listed in the program for, a Humes talent show a little less than two weeks earlier, on March 27) and the very beginning of what would become a staple of his famous career.
The 8-page paper program booklet contains over 30 ads from local sponsors such as Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Jackson Coffee Shop, Greeners Department Store, Melody Music Shop, Mays Barber & Beauty Shop, Southern Maid Doughnut Shop, Yellow Cab Co. And many more on several of the programs pages. A very rare and early example of Elvis pre-fame days.Only three months later, Elvis would walk into Sam Phillips Memphis recording studio to create the acetate of My Happiness. That recording would lead to the launch of one of the greatest entertainment careers of all time. This program, in remarkable condition considering its age and original disposable intent, emanates from the collection of Humes High School band director (listed in the program) Roy Coats. This special example measures approximately 9 1/4 by 6 inches (23.5 by 15.24 cm). My name is Jeff Marren, and I have been a collector since childhood-comics, stamps, movie posters, baseball cards honestly I collected baseball cards just long enough to sell my brother's cards when I was 14. I bought some killer speakers, which he ended up with anyway. Each signed item will be accompanied by either an LOA or COA from one of these companies. We will answer them as promptly as we can. I don't agree with the Condition Description. It's a sure-fire recipe for unhappiness. I don't think the item is original.
No one got back to me when I emailed a question. The item "1953 Elvis Presley High School Talent Show Program Incredibly Rare" is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Music Memorabilia\Rock & Pop\Artists P\Presley, Elvis\Concert & Movie Memorabilia".rhode" and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
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