This clothing swatch was cut from Elvis Presley’s personal clothing accompanied by a RCA envelope directly from Don Wardell (RCA) private collection.
In 2004 Daniel Johnson purchased approximate 400 Elvis Owned Clothing Swatches that were cut from Elvis Presley's owned and worn clothes from the 1950's 1960's and 1970-71 in RCA envelopes directly from Don Wardell in a number of acquisitions over a number of weeks.
These swatches are actual pieces of cloth material cut from Elvis clothes from the 1950s/1960s/1970-71.
Originally included with boxed LP set 50 Worldwide Gold Awards Hits Vol 2 issued in August 1971.
A large amount of Elvis' 1950's, 1960's - 71 clothes were cut up into swatches in 1971 and inserted in the RCA envelopes in 1971.
For more information, the History below explains..............
HIDDEN FOR YEARS AT GRACELAND, HIS CLOTHS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING
By: Guy Trebay (New York Times), November 15, 2003
It was in the Aladdin's cave of the archive building that Julie Mundy fell upon these unknown treasures when she visited Graceland to research her book. "There is not a lot left from the early career from the 1950's," said Ms. Mundy, referring to the pink shirts, lamé tuxedos, trousers that were exaggeratedly baggy at first and then just as exaggeratedly pegged. One reason for this is that Elvis's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, had many of the early clothes cut up to include as souvenirs in a four-record boxed set of flip sides from 50 of Elvis's big hits, released in August of 1971. "They put an envelope inside each with a swatch," said Todd Morgan, the media director at Graceland. "That's how a lot was lost. Who knows what all was in his closet when they gathered that up?"
Obtained directly from Don Wardell Elvis Presley's RCA re-issue producer.
As you can see these swatches are a part of history.
We only have a very limited amount of these swatches.
You will receive one (1) original authentic swatch and one (1) original authentic RCA envelope that the swatch originally came in AS SEEN IN THIS LISTING.
You will receive a copy of the letter Don Wardell sent to Daniel Johnson regarding the swatches.
You will receive an Elvis Presley Museum letter with Corporate Seal.
The swatch is approximate. 3" x 2" and the RCA envelope is approximate. 5.3/8" x 3.3/8".
At RCA Records he restored the Elvis Presley catalog for and was given the keys to the city of Tupelo Ms, by the Elvis Presley Birthplace Foundation. Television:
Don Wardell began his career in broadcasting at the age of thirteen in the B.B.C.'s "Childrens Hour" radio program.
Apart from a spell in the Royal Airforce, he has been around music and broadcasting all his life.
He had the honor of working with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Colonel Tom Parker, Henry Mancini, Ella Fitzgerald and Tim Rice.
In 1982 he won a Grammy for his restoration of Frank Sinatra's recordings with Tommy Dorsey.
For security purposes all items acquired from Elvis Presley Auctions and Elvis Presley Museum will be accompanied by an Elvis Presley Museum hand signed letter with Corporate Seal.
A record of the item/items acquired can be located in our archive' now and in the future and can be verified by contacting us.
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