Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
Avid 1960's poster collector Andrew Hawley, from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search for vintage 1956 Elvis Presley Topeka, Kansas Municipal Auditorium concert posters. The same poster blank was used for several venues in the 1956 Elvis tour. According to Hawley, “In 1956, American was not sure about the Elvis Presley sensation. The local Topeka press stated Elvis strode onto the stage like a Paul Bunyan with an axe. He would squirm, dance, and make love to the mike to the delight to his mostly young teen female audience. Police were on hand to prevent young girls throwing themselves on Elvis. The adults were not sure if they should be appalled, and Elvis was not sure if Rock n Roll was here to stay. He just rode this storm to each American town he visited on his first big tour in 1956.”
Hawley continues, "The 22x28 inch cardboard boxing style poster was printed on thick cardboard by the Hatch Show Print Company in Nashville, Tennessee. The artwork features a large photo of Elvis playing his guitar surrounded by his latest smash hit titles. Approximately 100 posters were printed up for the Topeka concert and The Wichita concerts that were days apart. This same concert poster blank was used for Presley's September 1956 homecoming show at the Mississippi/Alabama Dairy Farm concert in Tupelo, Mississippi. This was Presley's first return to his hometown since making it big in Memphis."
Hawley will pay $25,000 cash for any original 1956 Elvis Presley Topeka concert posters or any other 1956 Elvis concert posters. Any condition would be accepted. Please call 310-346-1965 or email andrew at vintageconcertposterbuyer.com.