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Lot 90: 1960 Flaming Star Three-Sheet Movie Poster - One of Elvis Presley's Finest Performances - Beautifully Framed

The Auction at Graceland - October 29, 2016

by The Auction at Graceland

29 October 2016

Memphis, TN, USA

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Flaming Star is a 1960s Western starring Elvis Presley as Pacer Burton, son to a Kiowa mother and a Texan father. Elvis finds his character caught in the middle of a battle between the Kiowa and local Texan homesteaders where he hails from both sides but belongs to neither. A still of Elvis from this film was immortalized by Andy Warhol when he created his iconic artwork of the King, which has sold for millions! Reaching number 12 at the box office, critics generally consider this to be one of Elvis' best acting performances. The offered three-sheet movie poster is eclipsed by the image of a shirtless Elvis, this time on horseback, that dominated most of the marketing pieces promoting the film. None of them, however, have the visual impact of this artifact's oversized artwork. Framed dimensions are 85 by 45 inches (215.9 x 114.3 cm), and the poster measures 81 by 41 inches (205.74 x 104.14 cm). Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.

Condition Report: The poster exhibits heavy storage-related wear, including many small areas of paper loss at the original factory folds and edges. The two sections of the poster have been taped together on the reverse, and a couple of the missing areas have been hand-colored to match the original ink. Even with all its many defects, the poster’s colors remain bright, and it is not suffering from much toning. Very Good condition.

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