The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Blue Hawaii, the musical romantic comedy, starred Elvis as Chadwick Gates, a man just returning from the Army to his home in Hawaii. Producer Hal Wallis wanted to show what life was like for servicemen when they returned, a role well-suited for Elvis following his Army service. Released by Paramount in November of 1961, Blue Hawaii was the first of several movies for Elvis that were filmed on location in Hawaii. Elvis arrived in Hawaii on March 18, 1961 and went to the recording studio on March 21 to start the recording of the film’s soundtrack. Only three weeks later, location filming had finished at which point the crew returned to the Paramount lot to finish other scenes for the film. Offered is an oversized contact sheet with four strips of twenty (20) black-and-white images, almost all including Elvis and several with Angela Lansbury on the set during filming. The reverse is stamped “Approved May 3, 1961 Advertising Code Administration Hollywood” and “Apr 25, 1961.” The film won the fourth-place Laurel Award for Best Musical in 1961 and the movie reached number two on the Variety box office charts. It was the 10th top-grossing film of 1961, earning just over $5 million. In 1962, Hal Kanter’s screenplay was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Written American Musical. Even the soundtrack album remained on the Billboard pop chart for 70 weeks, with 20 of those at number 1. The contact sheet measures 11 by 14 inches (27.94 x 35.56 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The contact sheet is in excellent condition overall with slight creasing at the corners.
Oversized 35mm Contact Sheet with 20 Production Photos of Elvis Presley Film <em>Blue Hawaii</em>
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $281.25
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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