The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
The offered June Kelly promotional print was the premium included with Elvis Presley’s 1966 Frankie and Johnny soundtrack album. The 12-track album was released in March 1966 to coincide with the release of the Elvis movie by the same title set on a Mississippi riverboat. Elvis portrays Johnny, the habitual gambler whose bad luck leads him into misfortune while his good luck saves him in the end. These promotional prints depicting Elvis in costume from the film set against a yellow background were included as a bonus with the first stereo album release. This example of this bonus premium is signed by Elvis “To Clell Thanks Elvis Presley.” The original bonus print measures 11 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches (29.85 x 29.85 cm) and is accompanied by a letter from Rich Consola and by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.