The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Flaming Star is a 1960s Western starring Elvis Presley as Pacer Burton, son to a Kiowa mother and a Texan father. Elvis finds his character caught in the middle of a battle between the Kiowa and local Texan homesteaders where he hails from both sides but belongs to neither. A still of Elvis from this film was immortalized by Andy Warhol when he created his iconic artwork of the King, which has sold for millions! Reaching number 12 at the box office, critics generally consider this to be one of Elvis’ best acting performances, which may explain why months after its December 1960 release, the movie was still being shown in local theaters. Offered is an unusual window card movie poster from Eustis, Florida promoting the features showing at the Movie Garden Drive-In the week of April 22, 1961. The drive-in advertises Elvis in Flaming Star showing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday among other films playing that week. While this window card poster contains no typical graphics or images from Flaming Star and only black typeface set against a bright pink background, it is such an unusual and specific poster that it’s truly a time capsule in and of itself. Window cards advertising specific dates and films were generally discarded after the show’s run, making this fine example a rare survivor! The window card, measuring 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 poster presents with some edge wear and chipping, creasing from earlier folding and several small edge tears. Excellent condition.
1961 <em>Flaming Star</em> Local Window Card Movie Poster Promoting Elvis Presley’s Film – From Eustis, Florida Drive-In
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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