Presley, Elvis. (1935-1977)

"Jailhouse Rock" - Original Movie Poster

Original color insert movie poster for the 1957 MGM film Jailhouse Rock, 14 x 36 inches, starring Elvis Presley in what was billed as “his first big dramatic singing role!” The poster has been professionally de-acidified, and archivally double-matted and framed under non-glare glass to an overall size of 19 x 41. In very good to fine condition, with three horizontal folds, several tears to the edges, and a small stain near Elvis’s ear.

Directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy, Jailhouse Rock is about a young man sentenced to prison for manslaughter who is mentored in music by his prison cellmate who realizes his musical abilities. The dance sequence to the film's title song "Jailhouse Rock" is often cited as "Presley's greatest moment on screen," and the song is one of Elvis's most enduring hits. (14580)