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This larger-than-life banner hailing G.I. Blues, the Hal Wallis production and Paramount 1963 release starring Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse is numbered “60-311” by the National Screen Service. Elvis was quick to return to work after leaving Germany. He came home to the U.S. in March of 1960 and began filming. It’s no coincidence that Elvis’ first film role after completing his military service was G.I. Blues. The popularity of Elvis hadn’t waned while he was away from his adoring fans, and like the Colonel, Hal Wallis was prepared to capitalize on the star’s continued fame. G.I. Blues is the romping tale of Tulsa McLean (Elvis) being forced into a less-than-chivalrous wager involving the long-legged Lili (Juliet Prowse of L’eggs Pantyhose commercial fame). The story of the lead character mirrors that of the star himself. G.I. Blues’ style of light plot and plenty of music would become the template for most of Elvis’ films in the decade. The soundtrack album was released by RCA in October of 1960 to coincide with the opening of the film in November. The film reached number 14 in the list of top-grossing movies of 1960, bringing in $4.3 million. This role made for a perfect return for Elvis; it reached number two on the Variety box office charts and was runner-up for a Laurel Award for Top Musical in 1960. Elvis had returned with a vengeance. This thick paper banner with bold red and blue lettering and patriotic styling measures 12 by 82 inches. Presents with some scuffing and edge wear but fantastic color. Excellent to Mint condition.

1960 <em>G.I. Blues</em> Silk Screened Movie Theatre Paper Banner – 82 Inches in Length! Starring Elvis Presley
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Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $288
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids:1
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