The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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The story of A Stone for Danny Fisher featured Danny as a boxer in the suburb of Brooklyn, New York. The film was originally written for James Dean, but then it was shelved after his untimely death in September of 1955. In 1957, the idea of the film was resurrected and adjusted for the lead to be played by the wildly popular star Elvis Presley. The character of Danny was converted from a boxer to a musician to suit the new lead, the location was changed to New Orleans, the title was adjusted to King Creole, and a new film adaptation of the novel was born. King Creole was released by Paramount in July of 1958 and was a critical and commercial success as well as being one of Elvis’ favorite roles. Offered is a 1958 window card that announces “Elvis Presley / King Creole” with an image of Elvis smiling and snapping with his guitar that is set against a silhouette of Elvis in a romantic pre-kiss pose with his lovely co-star. Window cards were specifically designed with a blank area at the top to accommodate local theaters adding their show times, and this example has the printed name and location of the theater “Wicomico Theatre / Salisbury Maryland” touting that the showing “Starts Friday” with the date “August 1” handwritten below. This spectacular, early window card movie poster measures 22 by 14 inches (55.88 x 35.56 cm), is stored flat and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The window card has a fold mark across the middle (but has been stored flat for some time), and the local theater snipe is glued to the blank area at the top along with grease pencil date notation, and there is some tape residue staining in the top and bottom borders. Bright bold blacks and reds. Excellent condition.
1958 <em>King Creole</em> Window Card Movie Poster – Starring Elvis Presley
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $468.75
Estimate: $400 - $500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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