The Auction at Graceland•January 6, 2018
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on: 1/6/2018 12:30:00 PM

Lot #71: Elvis Presley Movie-Related Promotional Pieces, Premiere Programs and Premiere Tickets - King Creole, G.I. Blues, Spinout, Speedway, Roustabout


Elvis was a prolific entertainer, with 31 movies and 2 documentaries in his film catalog, which began in 1956 and continued through 1969 with Hollywood productions and then through 1972 with concert films. Throughout those years, Elvis’ talents were on display in a wide range of roles from nightclub singer in Paramount’s 1958 production of King Creole to race car driver in MGM’s 1968 film Speedway. In the offered encompassing collection we see the entire spectrum of Elvis’ acting life, from a nascent on-screen talent working on sheer emotion and charisma, to a legitimate acting force and, finally, to a comfortable superstar delivering on expectations of sex appeal and musical entertainment. This collection of Elvis movie-related promotional pieces includes:

  • King Creole promotional photo of Elvis in his Army uniform, measuring 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm);
  • G.I. Blues program, measuring 6 by 9 1/2 inches (15.24 x 24.13 cm);
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! “Coloring Contest” sheet, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm), with paint palette intact;
  • Roustabout premiere invitation, measuring 9 1/2 by 6 inches (24.13 x 15.24 cm);
  • Girl Happy premier invitation, measuring 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm);
  • Tickle Me promotional brochure for theatre owners, with original feathers, unsealed, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm);
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style sales sheet, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm);
  • Spinout premiere program, measuring 10 by 8 inches (25.4 x 20.32 cm);
  • Double Trouble premiere program, measuring 11 by 8 1/2 inches (27.94 x 21.59 cm);
  • Speedway premiere program, measuring 11 by 8 1/4 inches, (27.94 x20.96 cm);
  • Speedway “World Premiere” ticket, for Park Terrace Theatre, Charlotte, NC, for Wednesday, June 12, 1968, measuring 3 by 6 inches (7.62 x 15.24 cm).

Promotional movie materials are typically acquired piece by piece, making this assemblage that spans Elvis’ movie career from 1958 to 1968 an ideal addition to any serious collection. The group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

With the exception of the scuffing and scratches on the King Creole photo, most other pieces have just a few defects like folds and minor toning. Excellent to Mint or better overall.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,187.5
Minimum Bid:$750
Estimate:$2000 - $4000
Number of Bids:6