Remarkably rare oversized 'G. I. Blues' promo portrait, prominently signed by Elvis Presley
Extremely rare vintage matte-finish 11 x 14 Paramount Pictures promotional photo of Elvis Presley in his U.S. Army military uniform as Specialist 5 Tulsa McLean for the 1960 musical comedy film G.I. Blues, beautifully signed and inscribed in blue ballpoint, "To Jimmy, Many thanks! Elvis Presley." Reverse is stamped: "Coming Soon: Elvis in 'G. I. Blues,' A Hal Wallis Production." In fine condition.
The promotional department at Paramount Pictures released this publicity photograph in two sizes (8 x 10 and 11 x 14), and although both are extremely rare—with many fans not even aware of their existence—the larger version is the rarer of the two. In addition to its size, the photo’s imagery is also quite significant—Paramount’s promotional department pulled this version of the photo shortly after its distribution because it was decided that the portrait was not the best shot of Elvis, who is pictured looking down with a forlorn expression. When it was pulled, the department did not bother producing another, making this an extremely rare and highly sought Elvis Presley promo piece—even in unsigned examples.
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