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SOLD! <br>COLONEL TOM PARKER!!<BR>Elvis Presley's Svengali and Un-doer<BR>Signed Letter!

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Probably the most controversial and strange character in the epic story of the King and Rock and Roll, Colonel Tom Parker began his career as a carnival huckster and con man - and many feel that he used his slick talking ways to keep control the mother of all meal tickets - Elvis Presely.

The Colonel was all about turning a fast buck, and many feel that this mentality kept Elvis down as an artist - probably true. After all, it's a fact that Elvis was offered the role of Tony in West Side Story, which would have given him immense credibiltiy as an actor. But the Colonel said no when he found out that shooting the film would have taken a year - enough time for Elvis to make three low budget/high profit teeny bopper films. Tough break for the King.

Offered here is a great little letter on the Colonel's fancy letterhead. It was written in 1982, 5 years after Elvis' death, and before the huge resurgence of interest in Elvis that would soon begin. He is responding to an inquiry about future plans of Elvis' movies and recordings, to which the Colonel seems to be denying any knowledge.

He has signed it "Colonel" and the letter is in excellent condition. A rare autograph on an interesting and attractive piece.

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