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    Elvis Presley Owned Teddy Bear. Elvis was given and gave away countless teddy bears over the years after one of his singles "Teddy Bear" proved such a huge hit in 1957, holding down the #1 spot on Billboard's charts for seven weeks. This particular bear was given by Elvis to one of his childhood friends, Earl Greenwood, who worked for him in the early '60s, and who years later wrote two biographies of the King. In 1979, Greenwood worked with Photoplay, the entertainment magazine, contributing one of his two bears gifted from Elvis to be used as a contest prize. Magazine readers were encouraged to take an Elvis trivia contest and enter for a chance to win the bear. Accompanying the lot is a copy of the aforementioned issue of Photoplay, the letter from the magazine to the teenage winner dated November 28, 1979, and a copy of the subsequent Dear Photoplay letters column featuring the winner's thank you response and a photo of her posing with the bear. The decades-old bear is still in Fine condition. From the Oshei Family Collection.

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