The Auction at Graceland•January 8, 2020
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Kid Galahad, starring Elvis Presley, was a remake of the original 1937 film. Elvis’ version, produced by Mirisch Company and distributed by United Artists in August 1962, reached number nine at the box office. Kid Galahad is the story of Walter Gulick, a mechanic and two-bit boxer who gets into fighting for the money and wins all his bouts plus the heart of the girl he admires. In the film, Elvis plays the role of Walter the boxer, and many of the promotional images, including the cover of the soundtrack album, feature Elvis in boxing trunks and gloves, in a fighting stance. Offered is a more unusual advertisement for the film, notable not only for its exceptionally large size but for the bold colors and the lack of imagery on the banner. The promotion touts “Elvis Presley as Kid Galahad” in white letters set against bright orange and blue backgrounds. The left side exclaims “Singing! Loving! Swinging!” within a heart as the only hint to the film’s storyline, perhaps drawing the audience in to discover more. The banner measures approximately 24 by 82 inches (60.96 x 208.28 cm), is stored rolled and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

The banner exhibits minor scuffing on the ink, which is very prone to chipping on these pieces. Some edge wear and one small tear that intrudes into the artwork on the right edge. Otherwise this banner is one of the cleanest ever offered - these are known for not surviving well. Excellent to Mint condition.
1962 <em>Kid Galahad</em> Paper Banner - Starring Elvis Presley – 82 Inches in Length!
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $343.75
Estimate: $400 - $600
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
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