The Auction at Graceland•March 4, 2017
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 3/4/2017
Distributed by United Artists in March 1966, Frankie and Johnny stars Elvis as Johnny, the gambling-and-in-debt riverboat performer who finds himself caught in a romantic tangle that almost costs him his life. Offered is a collection of memorabilia relating to the film, including a black-and-white original movie still stamped “Frankie And Johnny” on the reverse which measures 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches (19.05 x 24.13 cm); a 16 mm film reel of the trailer with taped end that is hand-labeled in blue ink “Frankie & Johnny” and measures 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in diameter; and a studio-issued, three-page plot synopsis.
The plot synopsis, with faded green cover page, cast and credit page and one-page story summary, is from Mike Hutner at United Artists Corp, as typed in the upper left corner. Typed in red on the upper right is the note, “Release in April / R views: Mar. 25 / Runs: 87 minutes.” The cover also has the names “Dane Willock,” “Jerome Cowan” and “Harper” handwritten in red ink. Willock and Cowan were character actors who appeared in the film, though uncredited, and their names being noted may indicate that this was used by a member of the press at a screening. The collection from Frankie and Johnny is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
The film reel and movie still are in excellent condition. The synopsis pages are in good condition with a tear on the right center and edges that are worn and creased; stapled in the upper left.