The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
The offered poster, promoting Elvis’ 1966 film Frankie and Johnny, is unusual in two important ways. First is the simple use of only black ink, and second is the size. The 28 by 20 inch dimensions are the same as U.S. half sheets, but the orientation on this poster is vertical instead of horizontal. It was not unusual for special posters to be issued for use on military bases, and those posters were often made with one or two colors, though they did employ the same artwork as the standard U.S. one sheet, as the offered poster does. It’s a unique and rare offering. The poster measures 28 by 20 inches (71.12 x 50.8 cm), is framed to dimensions of 31 by 23 inches (78.74 x 58.42 cm), and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The poster has suffered minor water damage and presents with moderate to heavy staining and wrinkles. There is a small area of paper separation at the intersection of what appear to be the original factory folds. Very Good condition.