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Jumpsuit Junkie
07-14-2004, 10:48 AM
Black Fireworks Jumpsuit (1971) (So hard to find a good clear pictures of this suit)

Known Dates Worn:-

November 11, 1971 (8:30 pm). Cincinnati, OH.

MysteryTrain
03-11-2005, 12:27 AM
Another one :D

IM4Elvis
09-17-2005, 03:06 AM
A really GREAT looking suit.

IM

1100ccRider
09-20-2005, 08:27 AM
A great-looking suit worn on one of his best tours ever. The belt's really interesting-looking, though...anyone have any idea what the brass appliques are on that belt? Looks kinda weird, and definitely not like a black version of the belt for the otherwise similar white fireworks suit. I've never seen a clear view of this belt.

Leroy
09-20-2005, 07:14 PM
This belt was given to Elvis in August 1969 as a present by the International Hotel for his record breaking show during that engagement. On the buckle it says: World Championship Attendance Record - International Hotel - Las Vegas - Nevada. In the left upper corner you can see "19" and in the right upper corner "69". There are also stars and eagles on it. Below you can see a reproduction of the buckle.

The belt itself has signs of the Zodiac type figures.

1100ccRider
09-21-2005, 02:18 AM
[COLOR=darkred]This belt was given to Elvis in August 1969 as a present by the International Hotel for his record breaking show during that engagement.

No, I meant the original belt made for (or, at least, worn with) the black fireworks suit. Looks like a round brass applique on the buckle (maybe originally a brass belt buckle, because it looks to me like the designers of Elvis' belts used existing commercially-available buckles, 'horse brass' emblems, and whatever else they could scrounge up for decorating these concert belts) with either layered gold leather or thin brass star-shaped patches at the hips with regular gold star nailheads around the big gold stars and along the black belt strap.

An interesting one, and even more so because it was one of the very first of the elaborate stage belts. Wonder if it's on display anywhere?

amzietamzie
12-13-2005, 04:21 PM
splendid suit... one of his best. thanks for the info about the belt as well. he looks amazing in this suit.

sabbath
01-13-2006, 08:24 PM
Black Fireworks Suit with Original Belt

Las Vegas

1971 09 06 CS

sabbath
03-14-2006, 10:34 AM
with Original Belt
1971 09 to 11 xx

KPM
04-12-2006, 10:05 PM
I love this suit, its so sleek looking and very macho.

TEDDYBEAR64
06-16-2006, 02:29 AM
13848love the suit love the pics

1100ccRider
06-26-2006, 03:56 AM
I'm thinking about making a replica of this suit and so I'm poring over the few photos I have of it and discovered a couple of interesting things.

The first is that the belt -- I've never seen a shot of it and, as far as I know, B&K don't sell it to go with their version of this suit (so there's probably no record of the belt in the materials they got from Bill Belew et. al) -- is tapered in the last few inches of the strap on either side of the buckle and the buckle is much narrower (top to bottom) than others of Elvis' belts. Makes me wonder if this was made for the suit, because it's so out of line with the belts he was sporting by the Fall of 1971, or if it was one made for him (by Mike McGregor or someone else) that he just chose to wear with it. You can clearly see the tapered strap and narrow buckle in the Steve Toli shot above, in which Elvis is looking down.

Also, it looks to me like the studs on this suit are primarily basic round brass studs, rather than stars. There're a few stars, and the cape has a few waffle-faced diamond studs (as worn on the Red Lion and other matador suits, etc), but most of the studs appear to be round, including those around the porthole grommets. Look at the white fireworks suit, though, and the patterns appear the same but it looks like all the studs are stars of different sizes. Same pattern, on suits probably made at the same time, but with different studs.

Cool suit!

elvis himselvis
07-02-2006, 04:47 PM
hello mates

I would like to know what was his weight at the new years eve show in 1976

adios E.P.

Shelly
11-12-2006, 10:01 PM
That is my all time favorite suit.

Eve
11-12-2006, 10:10 PM
This belt was given to Elvis in August 1969 as a present by the International Hotel for his record breaking show during that engagement. On the buckle it says: World Championship Attendance Record - International Hotel - Las Vegas - Nevada. In the left upper corner you can see "19" and in the right upper corner "69". There are also stars and eagles on it. Below you can see a reproduction of the buckle.

The belt itself has signs of the Zodiac type figures.


http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/4415/goldbeltpv4.jpg

Trudy
10-08-2007, 10:53 AM
wow love this suit on him - hubba hubba!

nabelt24
04-02-2008, 04:43 PM
Does anyone realize the Black Matador is the icon for the Black Fireworks page?????? Just thought I'd point that out.:blush:

el gerry
07-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Great suit

elvispresleytheking
10-16-2008, 01:14 AM
looks best with the teal scarf and original belt. Isn't this the suit he wore on 9/6/71, the closing show, the first time he wore a cape onstage?

Tony Trout
11-14-2008, 07:57 PM
Does anyone realize the Black Matador is the icon for the Black Fireworks page?????? Just thought I'd point that out.:blush:


I was going to mention that very same thing....

Brad Stalnaker
01-09-2009, 03:10 PM
Sorry for the reflections

shelley.m.
01-10-2009, 08:49 AM
I`m not one for Elvis and his `jumpsuits`but there is something about this jumpsuit that is appealing and Elvis did look great in it.

elvispresleytheking
01-11-2009, 09:31 PM
Sorry for the reflections

That is the black matador, but its still a good jumpsuit.

Tony Trout
02-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Sorry for the reflections


That is the black matador, but its still a good jumpsuit.


Agreed, That pic belongs in the section for the 'Black Matador' suit.

And, as it's been mentioned twice, the jumpsuit that is pictured beside the title of the jumpsuit in this thread is the wrong jumpsuit. It's not the 'Black Fireworks" jumpsuit - that jumpsuit is the Black Matador/Black Pinwheel jumpsuit.

elvispresleytheking
02-11-2009, 03:36 AM
Agreed, That pic belongs in the section for the 'Black Matador' suit.

And, as it's been mentioned twice, the jumpsuit that is pictured beside the title of the jumpsuit in this thread is the wrong jumpsuit. It's not the 'Black Fireworks" jumpsuit - that jumpsuit is the Black Matador/Black Pinwheel jumpsuit.

Yes, that needs to be fixed.

elvia7
02-11-2009, 01:43 PM
ELVIS in BLACK :) (y)(y)
I love his "Black Fireworks Jumpsuit"
HE look Great!!!!!!!!!

dodger
02-11-2009, 02:46 PM
He look GREAT in these Black Fireworks Jumsuit.(y)(y)(y)

Brad Stalnaker
02-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Yeah that was my fault...the 2 (same) photos of the BLACK PEN WHEEL in this thread through me.

Here's the shots of the Black FIREWORKS suit I took....again....sorry for the reflections. (and BLURRY)

elvispresleytheking
02-18-2009, 03:39 AM
Yeah that was my fault...the 2 (same) photos of the BLACK PEN WHEEL in this thread through me.

Here's the shots of the Black FIREWORKS suit I took....again....sorry for the reflections. (and BLURRY)

Looks awesome

hounddog
05-21-2009, 09:59 PM
found this one on ebay it says Elvis entering Cinconatti Gardens 1971 Gardens stage 1971

hounddog
09-14-2009, 08:33 AM
all found on ebay

Elvis on Stage
02-28-2012, 04:49 AM
very nice pictures you got there Houndog, never seen those before.

hounddog
03-13-2012, 04:57 AM
here's four more pics of this fab suit

hounddog
03-25-2012, 12:14 AM
some new pics of this suit

hounddog
03-25-2012, 12:16 AM
and four more

merry77
03-30-2012, 09:37 AM
too bad, these GREAT photos (thanks by the way) are still not as good as some photos of other suits.
I keep wondering what the belt really looks like. Looks like a big star on the side.

hounddog
06-15-2012, 10:17 AM
and another one

hounddog
05-05-2013, 10:09 PM
another 3 of this suit