This is the Original (1sh) movie poster KING CREOLE. It is a re-release original French Grande movie poster issued by Rene Chateau Editions i n - what we believe to be - the 1980s. An astute viewer informed us that the re-release issued in the 1970s 1978?
Has a Eagle on the bottom left as opposed to a Puma (the 80s version). As always, we welcome any comments, corrections, or opinions on our listings and their accuracy for - at least for myself - I continue to learn more about original movie posters constantly. The original KING CREOLE movie and movie poster were released in 1958. This French Grande poster is not a reprint nor a reproduction.The movie stars Elvis Presley, Carolyn Jones, Walter Matthau , Dolores Hart, Dean Jagger, Liliane Montevecchi, Vic Morrow , and Paul Stewart. It was directed by Michael Curtiz and the artwork is by Jean Mascii. This unrestored movie poster is Folded and measures 47 x 62.75. The poster has 3 vertical and 3 horizontal folds, or 9 cross Folds.. Most original movie posters pre-1985 are Folded. This is not considered a flaw or a defect. This original movie poster is graded C8.5 Very Fine to Near Mint. Original movie posters are graded as follows from the top down: C10 (Mint), C9 (Near Mint), C8 (Very Fine), C7 (Fine/Very Fine), C6 (Fine or Very Good), C5 (Good to Very Good), C4 (Good), etc.
It is difficult to find any pre-1985 original movie posters graded C10 (Mint). This original movie poster is immediately ready for framing and display. We also noticed upon very close inspection that there are about 3 faint crease lines on the left cheek of Elvis (see photos). But these are seen only under bright light and with close inspection. At only a few feet away they are unobtrusive.
We also believe that once the poster is laid flat and professionally framed, that many, if not all, of the extra crease lines at the cross folds and the pronounced right side vertical Fold line will be (greatly) alleviated. Another option is to have the French Grande poster linen backed which will assuredly remove all of the crease lines and significantly reduce the Fold lines to almost "no Fold lines".
If you are interested in this poster and would like to inquire about linen backing, just let us know. We can have that done for you and add the cost of linen backing to the poster price, or refer you to the company that does our restoration and linen backing of original movie posters. Their prices are reasonable and their work is amazing.This French Grande movie poster is a full bleed poster, meaning its images go all the way to the edges of the poster. We believe that this original French Grande movie poster of KING CREOLE has significant investment value. Of all the ELVIS posters, and we have quite a few, this one of ELVIS in KING CREOLE surely is one of the top original posters when it comes to an iconic image, details, and color. It captures the King and the vibe of the movie in a spectacular fashion. And we have not seen that many other original French Grande posters of KING CREOLE so this one will be a fine and rare addition to any original movie poster collection.
It is simply a beautiful piece! If you have any questions, please let me know. I have been collecting original movie posters for over 30 years and therefore understand the trust and honesty expected when purchasing original movie posters. We do not use "stock" photos. The item you see is the item you will receive.Thanks for taking a look and for being a original movie poster fan. I have a number of other original movie posters listed and generally we are listing new items each week. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Posters\Originals-United States\1970-79". The seller is "4306bakbarry" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.