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#729 - Elvis Presley: Colonel Tom Parker

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Unsigned retained carbon copy of a letter from Parker to Elvis Presley, three pages, 8.5 x 11, April 29, 1960. In part: “The time has come for your own good and your career that you must consider laying down some strict instructions regarding the behavior and services required of those people that you are paying salary to and also expenses and travel...I am concerned when people at the hotel and other places keep bugging me about things going on that are not in line with the proper protection and behavior for an artist of your standing…They have nothing to lose but a free berth and whatever you pay them. Your entire career and future is always in jeopardy as you are of tremendous news value and publicity interest and this carries much more responsibility to maintain your standing. They are like me or anyone else living; no one is interested in their doings except in connection with you…I realize they are your responsibility, not mine, and I would never over-step my authority as a manager to inject your personal friends into my directing their every day lives other than where it involves your reputation. I am not angry at any of your friends. I like them all, but I am too old to start raising another family.” In fine condition. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from the Elvis-A-Rama Museum, stating that it was retained by Col. Parker for his business files and obtained from the estate of Parker’s assistant Tom Diskin. RR Auction COA.

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