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Lot 59: Collection of Four Key Elvis Presley One-Sheet Movie Posters, Including Love Me Tender, King Creole, G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii
29 October 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
The offered four one-sheets represent the perfect "starter set" for assembling a collection of Elvis Presley movie posters. With Love Me Tender, King Creole, G.I. Blues and Blue Hawaii represented, the group hits four of the "key" posters for any serious collection. With several examples of Jailhouse Rock offered elsewhere in this auction, one could get a huge jump on putting the run together in one fell swoop! With these four titles, we see the entire spectrum of Elvis' acting life, from a nascent on-screen talent working on sheer emotion and charisma, to a legitimate dramatic force and, finally, to a comfortable superstar delivering on expectations of sex appeal and musical entertainment. All four posters measure 41 by 27 inches (104.14 x 68.58 cm). The group is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: Love Me Tender: Mild edge toning, small paper loss upper right corner, original factory folds but has been stored rolled. Excellent to Mint condition. King Creole: Very little wear along original factory folds, paper loss at corners repaired with rice paper, mild wrinkling and a few small stains and tape residue areas. Excellent condition. G.I. Blues: Presents with more than a dozen small pin holes, several small tears and minor wrinkling. Writing in grease pencil on reverse shows only mildly on posterâs front. Excellent condition. Blue Hawaii: Mild age toning and several small pinholes are the only distresses. Excellent condition.