Americana Spring 2002
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Beautiful black and white publicity photo of "The King" Elvis Presley has been inscribed "To Dr. Hoffman - My Sincere Thanks for your Good Work and Friendship - Elvis Presley." (9/10) in blue ink. The photo also features a white facsimile signature along the bottom. This photo, most likely printed during the making of the film "Roustabout" in 1965, is especially noteworthy as it was obtained directly from Dr. Lester Hoffman, who was Elvis' personal dentist throughout the years, and is accompanied by a notarized LOA from him. One of the most interesting facts regarding Dr. Howard is (as he relates in his typed letter of December 4, 2000) that he was one of the last men to see Elvis Presley alive: "My name is Dr. Lester Hoffman. I was Elvis Presley's dentist for over 20 years. The last time I saw Elvis was the night before his unfortunate death. He had a dental appointment with me at 10:30 that evening. Elvis was a kind and generous man. He presented me with many gifts over the years. He gave me this photograph when he came to my office for one of his dental appointments. It is an 8 x 10 black and white photograph. The inscription is in blue and reads "To Dr. Hoffman My sincere thanks for your good work and friendship. Elvis Presley". The letter is signed "Dr. Lester Hoffman" and has been notarized by Gloria K. Barr of Shelby County Tennessee. The photo exhibits some minor toning along the borders from having been once been framed, otherwise it is in Excellent to Mint condition. A spectacular Elvis Presley signed photograph with the very special added provenance of having come directly from his personal dentist. 8" by 10". LOA from MastroNet and John Reznikoff/University Archives.
Elvis Presley Signed Photo to His Dentist
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