The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
The offered French poster promoted the 1964 Elvis Presley film Viva Las Vegas, titled in France L’Amour en Quatrième Vitesse (Love in Fourth Gear). In this movie, Elvis plays Lucky Jackson, a race car driver who needs money to replace his engine so he can win the Grand Prix. While in Vegas, he falls for swimming instructor Rusty Martin (Ann-Margret) and also has to win her affection. Considered one of his best roles for the chemistry between the co-stars, Elvis has multiple song and dance numbers with Ann-Margret in this action-packed flick. This French affiche (poster) uses a montage of photographic images from the film, creating a dynamic and energetic display piece—it’s a departure from the other French posters for the film, which utilized illustrations instead of photos. The poster is stored folded, measures 32 by 23 inches (81.28 x 58.42 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The poster presents with few defects beyond even age-related toning. Excellent to Mint condition.