The Auction at Graceland•January 7, 2017
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From the collection of “Rockin’” Robin Rosaaen.

This fine Australian poster promotes the 1964 release of Roustabout, starring Elvis with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman and Leif Erickson. In this Paramount Pictures film released in November 1964, Elvis plays the role of Charlie Rogers, a musician who, after a mishap on his motorcycle, joins a struggling traveling carnival. The artwork is a departure from the U.S. posters for the film (as is the case with most Aussie daybills), with a unique rendering of Elvis and his two leading ladies that’s purposefully reminiscent of early circus posters and possibly a nod to the film’s theme. While it employs the U.S. posters’ declaration that our hero is a “Roving, Restless, Reckless Roustabout,” we see the simple bold colors and letterpress print style that was used to attract fans old and young to see what was happening under the big top. The poster measures 30 by 13 inches (76.2 x 33.02 cm) and is displayed in a frame that measures 36 1/2 by 20 inches (92.71 x 50.8 cm). The poster is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.



The poster exhibits three areas of discoloration/staining in the upper left quadrant which does not affect the overall appeal of this colorful poster, which is in otherwise excellent condition.
1964 <em>Roustabout</em> Australian Daybill Movie Poster - Starring Elvis Presley*
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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $625.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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