Who Took the Elvis Coffin Photo?

Story Behind the Elvis Presley in his Coffin Picture
Elvis Coffin Picture appeared on the front-page of the Nation Enquirer September 6, 1977 National Enquirer bribed Bobby Mann to sneak a  Arco Flex Spy Camera into Graceland

Elvis Coffin Picture - Elvis in Casket

Last known photo taken of Elvis
Elvis Presley’s body was embalmed then dressed in a pale blue shirt, white silk tie and white suit. Placed in a copper-platted open lid casket with his head resting of silver velvet pillow; ready for his last public appearance at Graceland
Story Behind the Elvis in his Coffin Picture that appeared on the front page of the Nation Enquirer on 6 September 1977: Iain Calder, veteran Editorial Director of National Inquirer wrote a book, The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Enquirer. Calder admits they acquired the photo from Elvis’ cousin Bobby Mann for $18,000.
National Enquirer bribed Mann to sneak a miniature Arco Flex spy camera into Graceland and take a picture of Elvis’ body. The shocking photo appeared on the cover of the Enquirer and led to a record-setting sale of 6.5 million copies for that issue. It has since become the most famous cover picture ever. The return on the investment reaped National Enquire over 1000% profit
Priscilla and Lisa Marie attend Elvis FuneralThe original photo of the famous National Enquirer picture of Elvis Presley lying in his open casket was shredded during a six-year anthrax decontamination effort on the tabloid’s former headquarters, according to the newest twist in a federal lawsuit. The front-page photo, which sold a whopping 6.5 million copies in 1977, is the center of a dispute between Boca Raton developer David Rustine, who bought the contaminated building at a bargain-basement price in 2003 while it was still sealed and quarantined and John Y. Mason, whose company, Sabre, was hired to decontaminate it. In a lawsuit filed, Rustine, values the photo at $1million, said Mason held the photo hostage in a dispute between the two over the cleaning. Rustine wants him to return the image or pay for it.

Elvis Presley Memorial at the Melbourne General Cemetery Victoria Australia

Elvis Birth Place - Tupelo, Mississippi

Elvis Birth Place – Tupelo, Mississippi

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