The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
The offered Belgian poster features a beautiful and vibrantly colored illustration showing Elvis in several scenes, but most importantly with his guitar. The inset text alerts potential young moviegoers that the film features “The King of Rock and Roll with 4 New Songs!” Days and times for the local theater are written in marker at the top of the poster. The blank spaces on Belgian posters were meant for this type of local theatre information to be written in or added, as in the offered example. Importantly for collectors, the phrase “Imp. J. Lichtert & Fils - Bruxelles” appears printed on the lower right of the bottom border—later Belgian reprints often have these phrases printed in English. The metal plaque at the bottom of the frame reads “Love Me Tender / Belgium.” The poster measures 15 by 22 inches (38.1 x 55.88 cm), is framed to dimensions of 18 by 25 inches (45.72 x 63.5 cm), and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The poster exhibits minor wear and wrinkling, mostly to the border areas. There are several pieces of tape, yellowed with age, along the edges. Excellent to Mint condition.