Elvis and Liberace in Vegas by Bernard of Hollywood, 1956

Size: 21-1/4"W x 17-1/2"H
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This is an original photo of Elvis and Liberace signed and stamped by Bernard of Hollywood,1956 Las Vegas
VERY rare!
Black frame with cream mat and white inner lining.
Artist signed, bottom right.

Note about the event:

In 1956 there were two show-biz performers who had legions of faithful fans and who generated mega-watt publicity: Liberace, who ruled Las Vegas and had a hit television show, and Elvis Presley, the young Sun Records star in the early days of his legendary career. Liberace was the darling of the older middle-class, and Elvis was the King of the exploding rock ‘n’ roll generation. Both were famous in 1956, and both were raking in the cash.

Even though Elvis later became a huge Las Vegas superstar, his first appearance there — at the New Frontier Hotel in April, 1956 — drew less-than-impressive audiences. Teenagers were not a ticket-buying force in Vegas, and their parents and grandparents were packing them in at Liberace’s show. During this disappointing run, Liberace decided to check out the show of the much-talked-about Elvis Presley, and Elvis returned the favor and took in Liberace’s. The photo below was taken in April, 1956, with Liberace’s brother, George, in the middle.