RR Auction Home
Current Auction Is Open For Bidding
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About Us   Featured Lots   Reviews 
Bidder Login
Show Password

New Bidder Registration
Forgot your password?

The Current Auction
Ends October 7th
Space & Aviation Auction Preview
Begins Oct 08
Advanced Search
By Item Number
Gallery Search
Past Auction Search
How Do I Bid?
What is BidTracker™?
New Bidder Registration
The 30-Minute Rule
Terms and Conditions
New to RR Auction?
About Us
Register to Bid
Jobs at RR Auction
Press Releases
Consign to RR Auction
How to Consign
2019-2020 Auction Calendar
Jan 8
Jan 16
Jan 23
Feb 5
Feb 13
Feb 21
Mar 4
Mar 12
Apr 8
Apr 16
May 13
May 21
Jun 10
Jun 18
Jul 8
Jul 16
Jul 23
Aug 12
Aug 20
Sep 9
Sep 11
Oct 7
Oct 15
Nov 11
Nov 19
Dec 9
Dec 17
  View All Dates & Deadlines

Item 2077 - Elvis Presley Collection of Army-era Correspondence and Photographs Catalog 465 (Nov 2015)

Back To Previous Page
(we are no longer accepting bids on this item)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Sold Price: $1,256.85 (includes buyer's premium)


Collection of eight items related to Elvis, his girlfriend Anita Wood, and their relationship with the family of his friend Sgt. William A. Norwood, consisting of five vintage photos and three letters by Wood. Photos are all glossy candids, circa 1958, ranging in size from 3.75 x 2.75, including: one of Elvis and Anita on the Norwoods’ back porch; one of Elvis and two fellow soldiers in the barracks at Fort Hood; one of Elvis and Anita kissing on the Norwoods’ back porch, taken from behind Presley; one of Elvis driving his car; and a full-length photo of Wood standing at the foot of a staircase. Letters from Wood include two ALSs and a TLS, totaling six pages on six sheets, dated 1958–1960, and are addressed to “Mrs. Olly Norwood.” One letter, November 26, 1958, in part: “I miss Elvis so much. There are times when I wish I could talk with you…I can’t help but worry Olly. He’s called me 4 or 5 times and written twice…We have talked about me going over but he says the publicity would really hurt—and it would, I guess, it’s getting so I just don’t care about the publicity at all. I don’t care what they say, as long as it doesn’t hurt Elvis. He is so homesick and I know his X-mas will be blue this year.” In overall fine condition. Accompanied by all three original mailing envelopes. Sgt. Norwood was given the assignment of training Presley upon his arrival at Fort Hood, and the two soon became friends. Homesick, Elvis spent much of his time at the Norwood residence, often with his girlfriend Anita Wood. Anita became friends with Olly Norwood, the sergeant’s wife, and when Anita would travel the two ladies frequently corresponded. Especially interesting is Wood’s observation that “his X-mas will be blue this year,” as Elvis had recorded the classic ‘Blue Christmas’ just a year earlier. Highlighted by the excellent candid photographs of Elvis and his girlfriend, this is a truly unique and intimate grouping of items.

Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.

You must be a registered user and logged in to view Past Auction Item Images

If you do not currently have an account, click here to go to our secure registration page.

Important Information

Tips For Consignors


For a complete list of auction beginning and ending dates, check our dates and deadlines page.