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King Creole (1958)


By Bob Pakes

USA 1-sheet
King Creole - USA 1-sheet


USA half-sheets
King Creole - USA half-sheet

King Creole - USA half-sheet 2


USA insert
King Creole - USA insert


USA 3-sheet
King Creole - USA 3-sheet


USA 6-sheet
King Creole - USA 6-sheet


USA lobby card set
King Creole - USA lobby card 1 King Creole - USA lobby card 2

King Creole - USA lobby card 3 King Creole - USA lobby card 4

King Creole - USA lobby card 5 King Creole - USA lobby card 6

King Creole - USA lobby card 7 King Creole - USA lobby card 8


USA pressbook
King Creole - USA pressbook


USA promotion balloon
King Creole - USA promotion balloon King Creole - USA promotion balloon Parker


USA promotion sticker
King Creole - USA promotion sticker


USA magazine ad
King Creole - USA magazine ad


Austria movie program
King Creole - Germany filmprogramm 0


Belgium poster

Special thanks for sharing this rare poster goes out to Gerrit De Jong!

King Creole - Belgium Gerrit)


Colombia newspaper ads

Here we have ads from the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo (The Time), from when King Creole premiered in Bogotá, in October of 1959. The paper ran daily ads to promote the movie, starting on October 20 (3 days before the premiere) and ending on October 27 (on the day of the final showing). Presented here are all seven different ads from this week, in chronological order, starting with October 20 and 21 (for which the same lay-out was used).
A big thank you to Josep Rulló for sharing these cool ads!






591026 591027


Denmark movie programs
King Creole - Denmark film program King Creole - Denmark film program 2


France 1-sheet
King Creole - France


France 40×60 poster
King Creole - France 40x60


France 1-sheet (1978)
King Creole - France (1978)


France lobby cards (1978)
King Creole - France lobby card 1

King Creole - France lobby card 2 King Creole - France lobby card 3


France magazine (1961)
King Creole - France magazine '61


Germany poster
King Creole - Germany 1


Germany filmbuhne
King Creole - Germany filmbuhne


Germany movie program
King Creole - Germany filmprogramm 1

King Creole - Germany filmprogramm 2


Germany lobby cards
King Creole - Germany lobby card 20

King Creole - Germany lobby card 14 King Creole - Germany lobby card 18


Holland newspaper ad

Special thanks for sharing this VERY rare ad to Gerrit De Jong!

King Creole - Holland newspaper ad (Gerrit De Jong)


Italy poster
King Creole - Italy


Italy insert
King Creole - Italy insert


Spain poster
King Creole - Spain


Spain newspaper ads

The following ads are from a Barcelona newspaper, from the premiere of King Creole in April of 1961.
A week before the premiere, the paper would run daily ads to promote the movie.
Thanks to Josep Rulló for sharing these!

01 King Creole - Spain Barcelona newspaper ad from the premiere in april 1961 (thanks to Josep)


02 610328 LV - ESTRENA CREOLE BCN 03 josep - barcelona newspaper 1961 05 610330 LV - ESTRENA CREOLE BCN 06 610329 LV - ESTRENA CREOLE BCN


Sweden poster
King Creole - Sweden


Sweden movie cards (early 60’s)
King Creole - Sweden movie card 01 King Creole - Sweden movie card 02


Trinidad poster
King Creole - Trinidad


UK quad
King Creole - UK quad


UK lobby card set (front of house stills)
King Creole - UK lobby card 1 King Creole - UK lobby card 2

King Creole - UK lobby card 3 King Creole - UK lobby card 4

King Creole - UK lobby card 5 King Creole - UK lobby card 6

King Creole - UK lobby card 7 King Creole - UK lobby card 8



20 Comments Post a comment
  1. r&b #

    My favorite movie. Good to have you back Ger!

    April 1, 2013
  2. Hi Ger,


    April 2, 2013
  3. Hi Bruno! Good to see you found the way to this fun place!

    By the way, the movie topics are all by Bob … you will remember him from yesteryear as Maverick!

    See you around, Bruno!

    April 2, 2013
  4. Ken Hercock #

    Good luck with the site Ger and Bob, looks very good! I shall be back (and im a jumpsuit junkie).

    April 2, 2013
  5. Jim Turner #

    I’ve never seen the balloon or the sticker for King Creole before. Kool.

    Welcome back to the Interweb Ger.

    The site looks good.


    April 2, 2013
  6. Richard Harvey #

    Superb stuff!
    Great to see the site off the ground guys, good luck with it. Love the nice, clean design, and the artifacts are way-sexy daddy-o!
    Onwards and upwards! X

    April 2, 2013
  7. Hey Ger:

    How come you waited two weeks after your site opened to tell me about it. I’m starting with the first post and working forward. I’ve got a lot of photos of foreign Elvis movie posters. Would you like me to send you those for the movies you’ve already done? I see it isn’t possible to paste them in this Comment box.

    Feel free to use any images you find on ElvisBlog. They’re not really mine, anyway.

    Phil Arnold

    April 4, 2013
  8. Bob #

    Thank you for your kind offer(s) Phil.
    But we have over 240 worldwide King Creole posters/stills waiting to be posted here.
    What we really need right now is a bit more time! :)

    April 4, 2013
  9. Juan Luis #

    Congrats on this site! I love this movie & heard the songs for the first time during the 70’s from the soundtrack LP which belonged to my mother (original fan). I have the one-sheet poster framed.

    April 15, 2013
  10. colonel snow #

    My number one Elvis movie.

    colonel snow

    May 1, 2013
  11. Gerrit de Jong #

    Very nice updates!
    I have the Spain version but then again the flyer only. I do believe the poster has the same artwork. The picture you used is also the flyer.
    Keep them coming Bob!

    May 9, 2013
  12. Jim Turner #

    The Spanish poster is the best, in my opinion.
    Just the same as the EP.
    Excellent images.

    May 9, 2013
  13. Mitch #

    Great movie.

    Love all the pictures.

    This site is awesome!

    May 16, 2013
  14. Gerrit de Jong #

    Leave it to those Belgians to create great artwork, even the Posters such as Easy Come Easy Go has a great lay out, when Elvis died “Atlas” made a couple of new posters wich are as ugly as hell but then again still collectible….once again Great Topic Bob, ill be coming back and back and back and back…….

    May 31, 2013
  15. Kurt Kremlitzka #

    The “Germany Filmprogramm 1” is actually from Austria.

    July 18, 2013
  16. Gerrit de Jong #

    Cool ads, WOW!

    September 2, 2013


    May 29, 2014

    If it can be of interest to any of your readers, KING CREOLE received the name BALADA SANGRENTA in Brazil, which means Bloody Ballad. Thanks.

    June 5, 2014
  19. Guillermo F. Perez-Argüello #

    King Creole has many “distinctions”, so to speak. Firstly, it is the only Elvis movie which years later gave its name (translated into Spanish, as Rey Criollo), to a true story as written in book recounting the incidents that took place at a theatre in Mexico City, where pro and anti Elvis kids got involved in a huge fight on the day of the film’s release, and which resulted in Presley’s ban (up to that moment only covering Mexican radio airplay), being extended to Mexican record stores.
    A boy was said to have died, and dozens were jailed for the night, but the entire incident was kept from the public, and all litigations between the families of those who were seriously injured, were undertaken in secret. The incident has also appeared in Refried Elvis, a book about Mexican rock. It is also the movie which, according to Jimmie Hendrix’s brother, the guitar virtuoso watched for the first time in Paris, where he went on a short vacation, at a midnight showing, and which he credited as having strengthened his wish to make it in England, as was the case when he returned to London about a week later.

    February 16, 2015
  20. Enes Altinok #


    This is Enes from Turkey. I have been an Elvis fan since I was 9 years old and can’t explain how I fell in love with your website. Haven’t seen such an informative site about international memorablia of Elvis, but I wish you’d also have a seperate section which informs the readers about the international release dates of Elvis’ movies.
    You might say that we can check the imdb, however, imdb in not a reliable source and lacks many release dates of Elvis’ films.

    For instance do you have the entire Belgian and Dutch release dates of Elvis movies theatrically and for TV broadcasting prurposes?

    I hope my comment will be seen and considered for evaluation.

    Thank you guys so much for this fruitful website.

    Elvisly yours,


    November 26, 2018

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