The Auction at Graceland•Elvis Week•August 13, 2019
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Elvis Presley did not only change the course of music; he was a global cultural influence. Through his recordings, swiveling hips, attitude and cutting-edge clothing choices, Elvis became the embodiment of rock and roll itself. Rolling Stone magazine credited: “it was Elvis who made rock ‘n’ roll the international language of pop.” He was an international sensation that reached across the globe, including as far as Japan. While the Japanese did not get to experience his charisma first-hand since Elvis didn’t tour outside of the US and Canada, that didn’t stop him from being a musical pioneer that reached global significance. Even former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was known to be a fan. 

Promotional materials for Elvis’ films were widely distributed and typically translated into the local language, Japanese being no exception. With the language read from top to bottom and right to left, Japanese movie promotional programs tended to be designed to be read in the manner of standard Japanese brochures (opposite from that in the US) and the offered collection of Japanese programs is no exception. This grouping consists of fifteen (15) movie posters and programs that include: programs for Jailhouse Rock and Loving You, each measuring 10 by 7 inches (25.4 x 17.78 cm); programs for Girl Happy, “Love” In Las Vegas (2), Girls! Girls! Girls!, Follow That Dream, Elvis on Stage (3), It Happened at the World’s Fair, Harem “Holiday,” Fun in Acapulco, and Tickle Me, each measuring 11 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches (29.84 x 20.95 cm); and a B2 size movie poster for Kid Galahad measuring 28 1/2 by 20 inches (72.39 x 50.8 cm). This collection of 14 Japanese programs and 1 movie poster confirms the global influence of Elvis and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

One Elvis on Stage program has writing on it and all of the programs and poster vary in condition from very good to excellent with only minor defects.
Elvis Presley Japanese Movie Poster and Program Collection of 15 Including "B2" Movie Poster for <em>Kid Galahad</em>
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
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