In the accompanying letter of provenance from Anita Wood, she states that...I dated Elvis Presley from 1957 to 1961. The...letter was written to me by Elvis during the time he was serving in the army..., her letter also refers to the cassette tape included in this lot as...a tape recording of a 30 minute conversation we had when he was in California, making a movie, after he returned from Germany, 1p. When played, the recording constitutes a conversation lasting approximately fifteen minutes which begins with Anita placing a collect call to Joe Esposito, who then puts her on to Presley. It is not clear on what date, or where, this conversation took place.
Presley was discharged from the army on 5th March, 1960 and went almost immediately to California to film Flaming Star, released on 20th December, 1960, so it is probably during this period that the recorded telephone conversation between Presley and Anita Wood took place.