The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Partially filmed on site in Mexico in January 1963, all shots of Elvis himself had to be filmed elsewhere since he was not welcome in Mexico after incidents involving his films King Creole and G.I. Blues (Café Europa). After Elvis was falsely accused of making untoward comments against Mexico, a rift developed among fans resulting in theater fights between those who supported Elvis and those who had turned against him because of these rumored derogatory comments. Despite the divide and Elvis’ ban from Mexico, the movie, Fun in Acapulco, was distributed by Paramount in November 1963 and was the top-grossing musical film that year. It would also be Elvis’ final film (and soundtrack) released prior to Beatlemania arriving in full force and taking the US by storm. Offered is a bright tri-color three-sheet with Elvis walking towards the viewer in the center of the poster against the bright red background. The top and bottom of the poster are a bold light blue to represent the crystal blue waters in Acapulco and the accents are in yellow, including a sombrero at the top with the words “Go with Elvis,” and the phrase completing just underneath “To Acapulco....The one place...The fun place...” This is a bold and unusual design for poster from this film, as most employ full color rather than simply three very bright primary colors, but the effect is captivating and exciting. With its three sections assembled the poster measures 86 by 40 inches (218.44 x 101.60 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The poster presents with stunning, brilliant colors, but does suffer from a few minor defects in the form of one small piece of tape on the lower section and several areas of paper loss in the borders. Excellent to Mint condition.
Unusual and Rarely Seen 1963 <em>Fun in Acapulco</em> South African Three Sheet Movie Poster – Starring Elvis Presley
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $250.00
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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