Elvis 25th Commemorative Special
The biggest-selling issue of all time for The National Enquirer was the issue with this photo on the cover. It sold a record-breaking 700,000 copies. The photo of Elvis, lying in his copper coffin in the music room of Graceland, was snapped by a Presley relative (Billy Mann), with an Instamatic camera supplied by the Enquirer. Security was tripled to keep out uninvited reporters and fans, but the relative was able to shot three quick frames and stuff the camera in his pocket. He immediately departed Graceland and was whisked away in a waiting limo, and the film rushed to a secret photo lab. A special photo team was flown in to Memphis from Florida to process the film. When the film was developed, the first two frames were unusable, but the third and final frame is the one you see on the cover of the Enquirer. The photo was considered so sensational that a senior editor and a security guard were detailed to accompany it at all times. The Enquirer has permitted this photo to be published only on a few occasions.
Sidenote: the pic is also next to the article...I can scan and post for thos interested, along w/the ORIGINAL Enquirer front pic (not an ebay copy) and the pic inside from a further angle.
So those who say it's a fake please post an article stating so that is a RELIABLE source.
Can you send me this photo? I'd like to see it....