The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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In his first Western, Elvis Presley is cast as Pacer Burton, son of a Kiowa mother and a Texan father with a half brother, Clint, played by Steve Forrest. The peacemaker, Pacer, finds himself caught in a battle of two cultures and being drawn into the deadly violence. Originally Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando were set to be cast for the role of the Burton brothers, but after the executive producer’s death, the rights were assumed in 1958 by 20th Century Fox, which chose Presley for the main role. The film was distributed by 20th Century Fox in December of 1960. As a result of his desire to be taken more seriously as an actor and this role providing the ideal format, Elvis insisted that two songs be removed from the four he had recorded for the film. This created Elvis’ first movie to have so few musical numbers. Though lighter on songs, a shirtless Elvis brandishing a shotgun dominates the upper center of this offered six-sheet poster. He is flanked by co-stars Barbara Eden, Dolores Del Rio and the other stars of the film. The more unusual image layout of this poster conveys the seriousness of the role and its leading man. Not as successful as Elvis’ recent G.I. Blues, Flaming Star nevertheless reached number 12 on the box office charts. The poster measures approximately 81 by 81 inches (205.74 by 205.74 cm) when assembled, and is stored folded. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The poster presents with many small areas of paper chipping and loss, especially at the intersections of the original factory folds, as well as some staining from tape and age-related toning. Excellent condition.
1960 <em>Flaming Star</em> Six-Sheet Movie Poster - Starring Elvis Presley
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $250.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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