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 complete set of 33 pressbooks, one for each and every film by Elvis Presley. It can take most collectors years and years to assemble a complete run of these movie house pressbooks. Even the toughest to find Love Me Tender example is included here! They were originally used as sales tools from the National Screen Service to get movie theaters to order more posters, photos, standees and banners to promote various films. They also provides camera ready newspaper ads and radio commercial scripts to help locally promote films. This group includes pressbooks for the following films:

  • Love Me Tender (1956)
  • Loving You (1957)
  • Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  • King Creole (1958)
  • G.I. Blues (1960)
  • Flaming Star (1960)
  • Wild in the Country (1961)
  • Blue Hawaii (1961)
  • Follow That Dream (1962)
  • Kid Galahad (1962)
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)
  • It Happened at the World's Fair (1963)
  • Fun in Acapulco (1963)
  • Kissin' Cousins (1964)
  • Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  • Roustabout (1964)
  • Girl Happy (1965)
  • Tickle Me (1965)
  • Harum Scarum (1965)
  • Frankie and Johnny (1966)
  • Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)
  • Spinout (1966)
  • Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
  • Double Trouble (1967)
  • Clambake (1967)
  • Stay Away, Joe (1968)
  • Speedway (1968)
  • Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)
  • Charro! (1969)
  • The Trouble with Girls (1969)
  • Change of Habit (1969)
  • Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
  • Elvis on Tour (1972)

Most are intact, but several have detached pages and one or two cutout sections. Excellent to Mint condition overall with just a couple lesser.

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. 

Complete Set of 33 Elvis Presley Movie Pressbooks – from <em>Love Me Tender</em> to <em>Elvis On Tour</em>!!
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $400
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,840
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
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