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    Elvis Presley Love Me Tender Doll (Elvis Presley Enterprises, 1957). Elvis made his motion picture debut in a Western film originally set to be titled The Reno Brothers, playing Clint, the youngest of four brothers during the Civil War. Elvis' newfound pop stardom and hit records resulted a new title and four musical numbers hastily added for the November, 1956 release. To capitalize on the film's success, this 18" doll, dressed in Clint Reno's plaid shirt and blue jeans with a big buckled belt (as seen in one of the film's musical numbers), was issued early in 1957. It's one of the rarest Elvis items in existence, due to the fact that the "magic skin" body tended to deteriorate over time. This example is nicely preserved, but does have a few condition problems, including a detached leg and one deteriorated hand (a replacement hand created for display is included). The back of the neck is marked "Elvis Presley Enterprises copyright 1957". In overall Very Good condition. Jerry Osborne's Presleyana VI NM value (without original box) = $3,500

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    August, 2012
    14th Tuesday
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