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    Jailhouse Rock (MGM, 1957). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. From the collection of Wade Williams.
    In the mid 1950s, the music world was " all shook up" with the arrival of one Elvis Presley. Novel, controversial, and hugely talented, this is the man who would later be dubbed "King of Rock and Roll." The Memphis-born sensation was a natural for the big screen, and Presley made this gem at the height of his musical career, prior to his stint in the Army. Posters for his pre-military service films are more highly coveted than any of his productions, making this half sheet a perennial favorite. Offering the best of The King, the poster features a close-up portrait, a photo inset of Presley embracing leading lady Judy Tyler, the guitar, and of course, Elvis in his signature dance pose. Prior to restoration, the half sheet had pinholes, chips in the top border, small chips in all four corners and the bottom border, fold wear, and edge tears, some of which extended into the image area. There has been touch up, and the borders have been airbrushed. From the collection of Wade Williams. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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