King Creole (1958)
By Bob Pakes
Special thanks for sharing this rare poster goes out to Gerrit De Jong!
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!
Holland newspaper ad
Special thanks for sharing this VERY rare ad to Gerrit De Jong!
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!
Sweden movie cards (early 60’s)
UK lobby card set (front of house stills)
My favorite movie. Good to have you back Ger!
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!
Good luck with the site Ger and Bob, looks very good! I shall be back (and im a jumpsuit junkie).
I’ve never seen the balloon or the sticker for King Creole before. Kool.
Welcome back to the Interweb Ger.
The site looks good.
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
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.
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! :)
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.
My number one Elvis movie.
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!
The Spanish poster is the best, in my opinion.
Just the same as the EP.
Love all the pictures.
This site is awesome!
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…….
The “Germany Filmprogramm 1” is actually from Austria.
Cool ads, WOW!
KING CREOLE (THE MOVIE AND THE ALBUM) IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT SHOW US HOW UNIQUE ELVIS REALLY WAS. THIS CLASSIC STILL IS TO HAVE ITS FULL VALUE RECOGNISED.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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.
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.
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.