September 7, 2022 Rock & Roll, Entertainment & Sport Memorabilia
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/7/2022

*From the Darline Cleary Elvis Presley Collection. 

Offered is a one sheet movie poster for Elvis Presley's 1961 film Blue Hawaii. The film would essentially cast the die, so to speak, for his film careerin the 1960s. Elvis stared as Chadwick Gates, a man just returning from the Army to his home in Hawaii. Producer Hal Wallis wanted to show what life was like for servicemen when they returned, a role well-suited for Elvis following his Army service. Released by Paramount in November of 1961, Blue Hawaii was the first of several movies for Elvis that were filmed on location in Hawaii. The film won the fourth-place Laurel Award for Best Musical in 1961 and the movie reached number two on the Variety box office charts. It was the 10th top-grossing film of 1961, earning just over $5 million. In 1962, Hal Kanter’s screenplay was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for Best Written American Musical. Even the soundtrack album remained on the Billboard pop chart for 70 weeks, with 20 of those at number 1.  The poster measures 27 x 41 inches and presents with heavy staining and many areas of tape reinforcement on the reverse and some inpainting with white paint on the borders. Good condition overall. 

The Darline Cleary Elvis Presley Collection


Rockhurst Auctions is proud to present the second offering from the Darline Cleary Elvis Presley collection, which includes movie posters, record store displays, vintage concert memorabilia and other choice items to be offered in our next several auctions.

Darline was a sweet, caring, and generous woman who always put the needs of others before her own. She was genuine and kind with a soft, quiet, humble style always there to listen, offer a hug, give encouraging words of support, and enjoy time with family. With husband Jim of 69 years, she was the proud mom of 6 children and the loving grandma of 11 grandkids and 2 great grandkids. She enjoyed family gatherings and, most of all, spending time with her loved ones. Her appreciation of the precious joys in life was truly special. 

Darline was a true Elvis fan and friend who appreciated, respected, and admired the giving and caring qualities of the man Elvis was and the millions of lives he touched around the world. She enjoyed watching his captivating concert performances, listening to his wide range of music from soft ballads to uplifting high energy songs to inspirational Gospel. The happiest of her memories was seeing Elvis perform in Chicago twice, traveling several times to Memphis to visit Graceland, looking at all the beautiful flowers, reading messages written on the wall, sitting in the Meditation Garden and talking with Elvis friends. Those were special times to enjoy the strong bond that brought them all together. 

In March of 2021, with her family by her side, she peacefully passed away. On behalf of her family, the proceeds of her personal collection of Elvis treasures will be going to charitable organizations, families, patients, and children in need including St. Jude's Hospital. In her memory, we hope others can share in the happiness and appreciation she cherished through the love of Elvis' music, the incredible gifts he gave the world, the memories made and those yet to come. 

1961 <em>Blue Hawaii</em> One Sheet Movie Poster – Starring Elvis Presley
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $575
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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