Lot 95: 1964 Kissin' Cousins French "Grande" (One-Panel) Movie Poster in Framed Display - Elvis Presley in Salut les cousins!
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Kissin' Cousins was Elvis' 14th movie, but as it was filmed after Viva Las Vegas, which went over budget, the Colonel tightened production time and finances. The film was released by MGM in the States in March 1964 and released in France under the title Salut les cousins! This French promotional display piece dominates the senses with a crimson red background that surrounds Elvis with his guitar. The inset scene shows Elvis mid-roll in the hay with "cousins" Yvonne Craig and Pamela Austin. The entire display measures 66 by 50 inches (167.64 x 127 cm) and the poster measures 63 by 47 inches (160.02 x 119.38 cm). The bottom of the frame has a plaque that reads "Kissin' Cousins France Grande." Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The poster remains brilliantly bright in color, but does have some age toning in the lighter areas, especially the border areas. There are pinholes at the corners and several other edge spots, and there are very small areas of paper loss and separation at the intersection of the original factory folds. Excellent condition.