Rare Vintage Movie Posters of Elvis Presley

by Pierre Vudrag on Monday, June 27, 2016

With the recent passing of Elvis Presley’s guitarist Scotty Moore, who died at the age of 84 in his home in Nashville on June 28, 2016, we are reminded of the groundbreaking music that Moore helped to create with Elvis Presley. Moore played with Presley throughout the 1950’s and then continued to play with Elvis on-and-off through 1968, culminating with the great 68′ comeback special on NBC.

With estimated records sales reaching over a billion (yes billion with a “B”), Elvis is undeniably the most successful recording artist in the history of recorded music and there is no stopping this train as RCA records continues to release more material each year. Elvis also had a very successful movie career, starring in 33 films. Making 27 films from the period of 1960 through 1969, Elvis was one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, earning at one point a million dollars a film in the 1960’s. Elvis’ film posters often command a high price point, especially with the films made in the 50’s. Here are some of Elvis’ film posters:

Love Me Tender (20th Century Fox, 1956) British Quad
This is a rare British Quad from Elvis’ first film Love Me Tender
Loving You (Paramount, 1957) Insert
Presley’s 2nd film which features a Rockin’ finally
Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957) One Sheet
Jailhouse Rock was probably Elvis’ most defining role as an ex-con that becomes a successful rock star.  The film included a dance sequence for the title song that that Elvis choreographed himself. The sequence is alluded to in this original vintage theatrical one sheet is from the initial release of the film in 1957.

 King Creole (Paramount, 1958) One Sheet

King Creole was Elvis’ 4th film and last before entering the army in 1958. Directed by famed director Michael Curtiz, this is arguably Elvis’ greatest film role. This original vintage theatrical one sheet is from the initial release of the film. 

Viva Las Vegas (MGM, 1964) Japanese B2

Known and loved around the world including in Japan where this original vintage Japanese B2 from Elvis’ Viva Las Vegas! which also features the sexy Ann Margret.

Elvis On Tour (MGM, 1972) Japanese Program
 Elvis toured constantly in the late 60’s through his untimely death in 1977. Two theatrical releases captured his energetic concerts. This rare original vintage Japanese Program is from one of these, 1972’s “Elvis On Tour”
Follow That Dream (United Artists, 1962) Three Sheet
Elvis’ hair color in the 1962 American musical “Follow That Dream”, is his natural color. It is the only movie, (outside of Love Me Tender) where we get to see him without his hair dyed black.

Live a Little, Love a Little (MGM, 1968) Belgium

Rare original Belgian poster of the 1968 Elvis Presley movie. Art by Robert McGinnis.

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