In January 1973, Elvis arrived on Hawaii for his upcoming television
from Hawaii via Satellite”.
Elvis was welcomed by long time friend and fellow actor Jack Lord
who gave him a belt during the summer of the previous year. Elvis
hadn’t forgotten this and promptly gave Jack a belt and cape in
return. Not just a belt and cape but his new custom-made jumpsuit
for his upcoming special; the “1973
The people surrounding Elvis were gasping for air and Joe Esposito
immediately phoned to the main land to obtain a new cape and belt.
Around the clock working paid off and just before the rehearsal
show, both items were replaced.
Towards the end of the Satellite Show Elvis took of his belt and
tossed it into the audience. The same happened with the cape at the
very end of the show.
When Elvis started his January/February 1973 engagement in Las Vegas
yet another belt was made but with a difference. Below you see a
reproduction of both belt buckles. The left one represent the belt
Elvis gave to Jack Lord upon arriving and the belt used during both
Aloha Shows. The right one represents the belt Elvis used through
the rest of 1973 and a part of 1974.