December 11, 2021 Rock & Roll, Entertainment, Sports and Americana
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/11/2021

Offered is a very scarce mylar poster created by Flashbacks, Inc. for Elvis Presley in 1972. A small number of these posters have been seen over the years, and they were generally thought to be used for promotional purposes at Elvis concerts during the period (and they certainly could have been), just like the large 6-foot and 12-foot mylar banners Flashbacks created. However, recent information from the owner of Flashbacks, Inc. indicate that these smaller pieces were, in fact, prototypes made at Colonel Parker's request. The appearance of “©MGM” in the lower left border may indicate that the poster was created as a potential promotional piece related to Elvis' 1972 concert film Elvis on Tour, though the purpose is uncertain. On the poster, Elvis is seen wearing his “White Fireworks” jumpsuit, a suit worn in the same period when the On Tour concerts were filmed. The owner's recollection was that there would have only been a very small number of these produced as prototypes. They would not have been produced in great numbers considering that the larger 6-foot and 12-foot long banners that were created for Colonel Parker were made in quantities of just 40. There was a green version produced, as well as a red and green version at a smaller size with a different image. The four versions would have been “ganged up” on one larger print sheet for producing these prototypes. The poster measures 21 x 30 inches and presents with only two small edge splits in the mylar material. Near Mint condion.

1972 Elvis Presley Prototype Mylar Poster Created by Flashbacks Inc.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $250
Final prices include buyers premium: $374
Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
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