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    Elvis Presley - Mae Axton Telegram and Letter, EP. Mae Axton (1914 -1997) composed "Heartbeak Hotel" after reading a news story about a man who'd committed suicide by jumping from a hotel window - and leaving a note reading, "I walk a lonely street." It became one of Elvis's classic hits and this lot features a February 1956 Western Union telegram to Elvis and Col. Tom Parker, congratulating them on the success of Heartbreak Hotel and Elvis's recent television appearance. (Mae doesn't refer to the title of the show, but based on the date of the telegram , it must have been the January 28, 1956 Stage Show, which was Elvis's TV debut). Also included is an undated letter in which Mae writes about a recent trip to Nashville and another song she had written for Elvis, "It Takes a Little Love". Finally, there's a copy of the "Heartbreak Hotel" EP (RCA EPA-821, 1956), which included the title cut plus "I was the One"/"Money Honey"/ and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget". Condition of EP: EX 7 (cover)/ NM 8 (record). The Mae Axton telegram and letter come with COAs from Elvis Presley Enterprises in Graceland and are in Excellent condition.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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