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03-15-2007, 12:43 AM
Okay - Does anyone have an idea how much one of Elvis' jumpsuits weighed? Let's say his eagle jumpsuit, or peacock jumpsuit........ :hmm:
Did the same person/company do all of his jumpsuits?
Who did Elvis' scarves? Did they have his initials or TCB on them or anything to show that they were from Elvis? :hmm:
03-15-2007, 05:25 AM
*goes lookin' for Leroy*
Oh, Leroy....where art thou, oh kind sir??
I do know that from 1968-1971 (I believe that is the correct timeframe) that Bill Belew did the design work on Elvis's jumpsuits....Gene Doucette took over after that if I'm not mistaken...both men were employed by I.C. Costume Company at one point (I.C. Costumes are no longer in business).....Leroy can shed more light on this I'm sure...
I'd like to know the answer to this one myself...although I'm sure that the suits with rhinestones and studs on them weighed much more than the embroidered suits and the "karate-gi" style suits from 1969....but I'm not sure how much each suit weighed....I have heard that the suit he wore for his 1974 Memphis shows ("1974 Arabian"/"Multi-Sequinned Jumpsuit"/"Memphis Suit" is the names that I have seen for the suit) was one of the heaviest if I'm not mistaken.....:hmm: :hmm:
I'm positive that (although they look like they may have weighed a ton and a half) that the embroidered jumpsuits weighed much less than the rhinestone-studded suits....
03-15-2007, 09:26 AM
I know that the Phoenix aka Thunderbird cape was the heaviest cape made.
03-15-2007, 01:36 PM
Tony,that is fascinating
If you compare the Memphis suit to the sundial suit,you would think the sundial suit is heavier....
thanks for the information
03-15-2007, 01:37 PM
thanks for your information
always nice to know more information about the jumpsuits
03-15-2007, 01:57 PM
03-16-2007, 01:04 AM
Thank you, thank you very much......... :king: :)
You guys are awesome here..... (y) :)
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