The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Released by Paramount in November of 1961, Blue Hawaii won fourth-place Laurel Award for Best Musical in 1961. In 1962, Hal Kanter’s screenplay was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Written American Musical. In the film, the first of several movies that Elvis filmed on location in Hawaii, Elvis plays Chadwick Gates, recently released from the Army and returning to his home in Hawaii. The movie reached number two on the Variety box office charts and was the 10th top-grossing film of 1961, earning over $5 million. The soundtrack album remained on the Billboard pop chart for 70 weeks, with 20 of those at number 1. Offered is a huge banner touting the movie as “Ecstatic Romance...Exotic Dances...Exciting Music...In The World’s Lushest Paradise of Song!” The bright blue background of this larger paper poster reflects the color of the seas and skies surrounding the magical island. The banner measures approximately 24 by 80 inches (60.96 x 203.2 cm), is stored rolled and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The banner presents with the expected minor chipping to the silkscreened colors, but it is not heavy. There are several small stains along the borders, several significant tears and wrinkling and creases from storage. The reverse shows many pieces of masking and paper tape and some tape stains and moderate areas of toning and staining. Excellent condition.
1961 <em>Blue Hawaii</em> Movie Theater Paper Banner - Starring Elvis Presley - 80 Inches in Length!
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $593.75
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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