Lot 99: 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style French "Grande" (One-Panel) Movie Poster in Framed Display - Elvis Presley in Paradis Hawaien
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Elvis' 21st film was shot on location in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, and the working title of the movie went through several evolutions, including Polynesian Paradise, Polynesian Holiday, and Hawaiian Paradise before it was released by Paramount in 1966 under the title Paradise, Hawaiian Style. The film was released in France in August 1966, and this bright, full-color French promotional poster features Elvis wielding giant wooden utensils, ready to "toss" a big bowl of island beauties. Included in the Hawaiian Style salad are co-stars Irene Tsu, Suzanna Leigh, Marianna Hill and Julie Parrish. This massive poster captures the essence of the film with its whimsical illustration, and its red-and-blue design creates a startling display. Framed dimensions are 67 by 51 inches (170.18 x 129.54 cm), and the poster measures 63 by 47 inches (160.02 x 119.38 cm). Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The only discernible defect on this extremely well-preserved poster is a slight waviness to the paper stock, which would altogether disappear with professional linen backing. Near Mint condition.