The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
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In 1955, Hal Wallis obtained the rights to A Stone for Danny Fisher, a successful 1952 novel, with James Dean in mind for the lead role of the boxer in New York. After Dean’s death in 1955, the project was tabled until several years later, when Elvis Presley was considered for the role, and the lead character was changed to a singer in New Orleans—thus was King Creole born. The film stars Elvis as Danny Fisher, who finds himself embroiled in an adventure with gangs, fights and frenzied turmoil over work, family and love. Of course, the film employs Elvis at what he does best, singing, as the character of Danny woos his love interest at the club, aptly named King Creole. The offered group of promotional ephemera includes a bumper sticker measuring 18 by 4 inches (45.72 x 10.16 cm), eight (8) black-and-white photos and one (1) black-and-white film still each measuring 8 by 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm), and sheet music for the song “New Orleans” measuring 12 by 9 inches (30.48 x 22.86 cm). The group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The sheet music is Near Mint. Several of the photos shows signs of age-related toning. The group is Excellent or better overall. The bumper sticker shows toning and mild bleeding of the adhesive through the paper, but this is very common on these pieces. Excellent to Mint condition.
Promotional Collection for Elvis Presley’s 1957 Film <em>King Creole</em> Including Bumper Sticker, Photos (9) and Sheet Music for the Song “New Orleans”
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Saturday, January 6, 2018.
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