The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
This fine Belgian poster promotes the 1964 Paramount release of Roustabout, starring Elvis with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman and Leif Erickson. The artwork is a departure from the U.S. posters for the film (as is the case with most European posters), with a unique rendering of Elvis, his female co-stars and the whole circus landscape laid out behind him. The poster proclaims in French “L’homme à tout faire,” and in Dutch “Duivel-doet-al,” both phrases meaning a handyman or jack-of-all-trades. Importantly for collectors, the phrase “Imprimerie 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 “Roustabout / Belgium.” The poster measures 21 by 14 inches (53.34 x 35.56 cm), is framed to dimensions of 24 by 17 inches (60.96 x 43.18 cm), and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The poster presents with few, if any, defects. Near Mint condition.