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Cryogenic
07-14-2005, 08:02 PM
Some people say the 50's, some people say 68-70, some might even stretch to late 72-early 73.

In my opinion, however, he never looked better than around 1962. Primarily, I'm thinking of his appearance in "Girls, Girls, Girls".

Although he's leaning forward which gives him slightly better definition, I've chosen this first picture because it reveals so much. Check out the shape and size of the neck, the strong jawline, the super-smooth complexion, the cropped and neatly-swept hair and, rare for Elvis, an impressive and almost muscular-looking forearm!

Then check out the second picture where Elvis is sporting a perfect tan, a totally flat stomach and a great shirt/trouser combination with raised collar and sleeves! Also note the biceps which are teeming on appearing muscular and defined. The perfect figure for a man...?

geordie
07-14-2005, 08:33 PM
i think el looked at his most perfect just before he goes on stage in t.t.w.ii.

wow. AND IM A BLOKE :blush:

michu
07-14-2005, 09:19 PM
For me, without a doubt, Elvis looked best in 69/70!

mn-designs
07-14-2005, 09:25 PM
I think Elvis never looked better when he walks on stage to do his Aloha show. He really had it there, the looks, the voice and showing the world who was the king at that time!

Albert
07-14-2005, 09:51 PM
AS a rocker: 1956

As a moviestar: around Blue Hawaii

As a performer: 1968-1970

Elvisgirl
07-14-2005, 10:46 PM
in Charro. so sexy!!!

Fire_Eyes
07-14-2005, 11:44 PM
In my opinion, I thought he looked his absolute best during 1968, especially the Comeback Special. He looked so healthy and just downright stunning.

cutiepie
07-15-2005, 01:02 AM
I like Elvis' army years! yummy!

NEA
07-15-2005, 01:05 AM
I must say that The King looked stunning between 1968 and 1970:

The 68 Comeback Special, 'The Trouble With Girls', 'Change Of Habit', Vegas 69 - 70, T.T.W.I.I.

And that brief period in Hawaii in January, 1973 for his second TV Special also fits into this bracket too.

Every guy wants to look like that - with and without big sideburns!

Cryogenic
07-15-2005, 02:05 AM
LOL!

Thanks for the responses thus far.

And geordie, I know what you mean: I'm a straight male! But Elvis fans, regardless of their sexuality, are definitely fascinated by his looks. It's that simple.

Jumpsuit Junkie
07-15-2005, 09:30 AM
1956 Rebel Rocker, Mean & Moody

1968 Just Kicking back the years and re-inventing the Image

1970 That's The Way It Is. (If I could look like the picture attached, I don't think I could move away from a mirror :P )

http://www.tcb-files.com/elvispictures/TTWII%20New/Hotel%20Rehearsal/hotel%20rehearsal%201.jpg

Lildarling
07-15-2005, 11:28 AM
Wellllaaaa:lol: First...around 1956...1957 in LOVING YOU....whatta heartbreaker...then ....'68 Tv Special...tho' of course Absolute best Elvis looked in '69...and TTWII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:king: :cool:

Lisa
07-15-2005, 12:29 PM
I think he looked his best in That's The Way It Is.. He made me drool :blush:

Lisa :king:

Love Him Tender
07-15-2005, 03:04 PM
WELL, FIRST OF ALL I THINK ELVIS WAS ALWAYS GORGEOUS BUT I THINK THAT HIS MORE DROP DEAD GORGEOUS PERIOD IS 68-70. WHEN I WATCH THE 68 COMEBACK SPECIAL, THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS AND THE TTWII, I THINK MY HEART IS GOING TO BREAK, HE'S SO BEAUTIFUL...IT'S UNBEARABLE... :'( :notworthy

Jungleroom76
07-23-2005, 08:34 PM
Personally, I thought he looked GREAT around the time of CHANGE OF HABIT and THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS in 1969! LOVE THOSE SIDEBURNS!!! :king: ;)

TCB!
Mike

iloveelvis05
07-23-2005, 09:42 PM
I thought he looked his best during these times:

~Blue Hawaii
~Frankie & Johnny
~68 Comeback Special
~That's The Way It Is (picture below)

http://www.tcb-files.com/elvispictures/TTWII%20New/Concha%20Jumpsuit/concha%2030.jpg

^^^I absolutely LOVE his eyes in the photo!!!

Who agrees with me that his EYES looks so beautiful in this picture?!?!

iloveelvis05
07-23-2005, 10:03 PM
Some people say the 50's, some people say 68-70, some might even stretch to late 72-early 73.

In my opinion, however, he never looked better than around 1962. Primarily, I'm thinking of his appearance in "Girls, Girls, Girls".

Although he's leaning forward which gives him slightly better definition, I've chosen this first picture because it reveals so much. Check out the shape and size of the neck, the strong jawline, the super-smooth complexion, the cropped and neatly-swept hair and, rare for Elvis, an impressive and almost muscular-looking forearm!

Then check out the second picture where Elvis is sporting a perfect tan, a totally flat stomach and a great shirt/trouser combination with raised collar and sleeves! Also note the biceps which are teeming on appearing muscular and defined. The perfect figure for a man...?

that movie is on right now...hehe! im watching it, of course!!!

Kapu
07-24-2005, 12:49 AM
that movie is on right now...hehe! im watching it, of course!!!

And I'll bet every time Elvis says "Laurel" you hear "Laura"... ;)

I wouldn't know when Elvis looked his absolute best, but I do know I sure wouldn't mind looking like he did in "Girls! Girls! Girls!"... I just don't have the genes for it. :lmfao:

Lonniebealestreet
07-24-2005, 03:20 AM
Just looking at the early sixties movie era, I don't think he looked better than he did in Fun In Acapulco.

I couldn't find any screen grabs from the movie, but I believe this is a FIA publicity shot.

iloveelvis05
07-24-2005, 10:23 PM
And I'll bet every time Elvis says "Laurel" you hear "Laura"... ;)

I wouldn't know when Elvis looked his absolute best, but I do know I sure wouldn't mind looking like he did in "Girls! Girls! Girls!"... I just don't have the genes for it. :lmfao:

Hehe...you're right! I definitely hear him saying my name "Laura" instead of "Laurel". Quick question though...how did u know my name is Laura? Did u actually go look at my profile or something?? Hehe...just wondering.

Sattnin
07-25-2005, 04:41 AM
Elvis to me was a "hunk of burning love" from his years in the Army and all of the 60's but especially the '68 Comeback and TTWII.

http://www.freeimghosting.com/images/sattnin/68comeback036.jpg

http://www.freeimghosting.com/images/sattnin/1968comeback.jpg

Sattnin
07-25-2005, 04:44 AM
I just love this pic of Elvis!! He had such a good sense of humor!!

http://www.freeimghosting.com/images/sattnin/127.jpg

Graceland1979
07-25-2005, 05:33 AM
At The International Hotel He Was At The Top Of His Game And The Ahola Special From Hawaii

Lonniebealestreet
07-25-2005, 06:18 AM
I just love this pic of Elvis!! He had such a good sense of humor!!
That's just clean, fun, family entertainment. :lmfao:

Kapu
07-25-2005, 08:54 AM
Hehe...you're right! I definitely hear him saying my name "Laura" instead of "Laurel". Quick question though...how did u know my name is Laura? Did u actually go look at my profile or something?? Hehe...just wondering.

It's another special power I have in addition to predicting the weather... ;)

Seriously, I had just been reading the "Who Are We" thread before I replied.

illona
07-25-2005, 11:43 AM
I thought he looked his best during these times:

~Blue Hawaii
~Frankie & Johnny
~68 Comeback Special
~That's The Way It Is (picture below)

http://www.tcb-files.com/elvispictures/TTWII%20New/Concha%20Jumpsuit/concha%2030.jpg

^^^I absolutely LOVE his eyes in the photo!!!

Who agrees with me that his EYES looks so beautiful in this picture?!?!

I totally agree with you ! In French, we say " I'm RAIDE DINGUE of him :clap:

Lildarling
07-25-2005, 11:53 AM
At The International Hotel He Was At The Top Of His Game And The Ahola Special From Hawaii
Heh Love that AHOLA:blush: :P Sounds as good as Aloha

kennyelvis
07-25-2005, 09:44 PM
To me it have always been august 1970, how can a man look so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My woman like his look on the Hawaii show, she say he is a real man there, and i guess she is right.

It also look like most of the other members that have posted in this topic have a vote for the TTWII look :cool:

iloveelvis05
07-26-2005, 01:36 AM
I totally agree with you ! In French, we say " I'm RAIDE DINGUE of him :clap:

hehe...i looked up what that meant on freetranslation.com and it said that, that meant "crazy stiff". is that right?!?! :blink:

Cryogenic
07-26-2005, 05:43 AM
iloveelvis... I think your avatar is expressing your surprise for you! :D

iloveelvis05
07-26-2005, 04:43 PM
iloveelvis... I think your avatar is expressing your surprise for you! :D

What do you mean..."your surprise for you"?? :blink: Sorry to ask. Hehe!

illona
07-26-2005, 07:32 PM
hehe...i looked up what that meant on freetranslation.com and it said that, that meant "crazy stiff". is that right?!?! :blink:

I suppose so ! It means "I'm totally crazy with him" . Hope you understand :hmm: :tcbworld:

ElvisBlue
07-27-2005, 10:01 PM
For Me Elvis Looked Best 1956 - 1960 And Also In 1968 at His Comback Special...

ElvisBlue
07-27-2005, 10:04 PM
...For ME Elvis Looked His Best 1956 - 1960 And Also in 1968 At His Comeback Special...

Wendy56
07-31-2005, 09:03 AM
Elvis is the sexiest man ever!!! He did look really good all the time. I like a little bit more that 1956 king, so explosive :P The army years were great too, that uniform fit so well on him :blush: In the 68 Come Back Special Elvis did look awesome in that black leather suit. And also I guess that 1969-73 were cool years, specially 1973... on that Aloha show Elvis had such a great skin color! I love him. :lol:

1100ccRider
08-23-2005, 12:35 PM
He looked great throughout, though his pysical coindition obscured his classic features a bit for part of '76 and part of '77. If pressed, I'd say that it'd be hard to top the '68 TV Special, but he may have looked even better -- a little more rugged, at least -- for his '69 return to Vegas (and, indeed, through most of the next year, especially the first Vegas season, August, and the two tours).

In the '60s I always thought he looked particularly perfect in Harum Scarum, specifically in the publicity photos (and even in backstage candids) of him with the Valentino look. Pity those almost ethereal good looks were wasted on that particular property.

EnigmaticSun
08-23-2005, 07:05 PM
I like Elvis when he was a child. He was so cute!! I know a picture of him when he was a kid, he had this angelic face and blonde hair. I don't know exactly how old he was at the time, maybe the age of 10? Too bad I can't find this pic on the internet, I would have loved to share it with you.

I also like Elvis during his breakthrough, the period '54-'56. He truly was the rocking rebel and drove women wild.

I also like him in Blue Hawaii, in Easy Come, Easy Go and in Charro! He was a stud during the Comeback Special and turned celebrity into bloodsport in '69. I think the period '69-'70 definitely has it's appeal.

He looked like 'a prince from another planet' during the Madison Square Garden shows and had a beautifully tanned skin during the Aloha Special which I like to look at. I also like him during the Memphis shows in '74 and the July tours from '75.

Of course he had his physical problems later on, but he was still attractive, in my eyes. It's not just a matter of sexiness IMHO but also a matter of how likeable a person is - he was such a gentle, loving man and you can tell by looking at his face. No matter how bloated, tired or dependant on medicine he may have been, he was The King and a beautiful man to see none the less. I think the 'christ-like' appeal was probably the greatest in the period of '76 and '77.

hardheadedwoman
08-23-2005, 08:25 PM
I think he looked his best anywhere from '68 - '70......he looked really sexy in "That's the Way it is". Gosh......he was so dreamy!!! I'm glad we have his music to keep him alive. His memory will live forever!!!

Tommy
08-24-2005, 02:53 AM
I loved the look of Elvis always. Liked 50's and 68 and 69.

Tommy

nabelt24
08-24-2005, 07:58 AM
I love his look in the late 50's, especially the movie "Loving You" - but his absolute best was the "68 Comeback Special" and "That's The Way It Is".

carolynlm
08-24-2005, 08:21 AM
While everyone has posted pictures either from movies or concerts, these pictures are Elvis is 'made up mode'.....the picture that truley shows just what a great looking man he really was is the one of him on the plane either to or from Hawaii in 1968....this was Elvis raw....so to speak. I have yet to see an awful photograph of Elvis. There are some that I don't particularly like the stage costume he is wearing, but he was always a great looking speciman.

EnigmaticSun
08-24-2005, 03:04 PM
If I'm not mistaken, some photos of the younger Elvis are to be found in the picture gallery 'Young Elvis' on this website. Tommy posted them for me so I'd like to thank him for it.

One picture is of a very young Elvis (though a tad older than the one on the album 'Elvis Country') and the other is a picture of the schoolgoing Elvis. They are both cute to look at and the Elvisly features are already visible.

Does anyone know if Elvis started using dye for his hair at a very young age or did his hair simply turn darker in a natural way while growing up? Or is it a combination of the two?

Lildarling
08-24-2005, 03:23 PM
I think that at first Elvis was a blond as a kid, then his hair started to get darker (lil bit a so-called "dishwater blond")...I don't know when...but Elvis started to put different greases (and I heard that even shoepaste) in his hair to get them darker...

eap1977
08-24-2005, 03:59 PM
AS a rocker: 1956

As a moviestar: around Blue Hawaii

As a performer: 1968-1970
(y) Yes I agree with you Albert! This is a great question and of course there is no wrong answers only wonderful opinions! :cool:

Elvis-4-Ever
08-26-2005, 11:05 AM
I think he never looked better then in 69/70. His weight was perfect back then, even better then in the 68 special where he's more chubby in the face.
69/70 saw Elvis at his physical peak and he also gave some of his best shows during those years.
The pictures will say it all.......

http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/TV2/archive/00129/elvis_02_129761a.jpg

ps. Priscilla also looked her best around that time :D

http://web.telia.com/~u38304500/nancy.jpg

http://www.always-elvis.com/photos/a%20Las%20Vegas%2007-31-1969.gif

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/073169a.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/0869brlv.jpg

EnigmaticSun
08-26-2005, 12:57 PM
If I'd be performing, I would like the weight, movements and looks of Elvis around '69/'70 - but the voice of around '75/'76/'77 though, especially on ballads and gospel songs.. I must admit Elvis really played some rock 'n roll music in the period of '68/'69/'70 and did it well..

Andy_M
08-26-2005, 02:43 PM
Best looking 1968-69 and ofcourse 1962-63. :cool:

Diane
08-26-2005, 07:07 PM
Really adorable looking in the 50's but I think he looked his best from the 1968 TV Special to the 1973 Aloha from Hawaii Satellite show. Seemed to have a little down time in 1972 on Tour, but after the Aloha show he seemed to be down more than up.

SweetInspiration
08-27-2005, 01:39 AM
I think he never looked better then in 69/70. His weight was perfect back then, even better then in the 68 special where he's more chubby in the face.
69/70 saw Elvis at his physical peak and he also gave some of his best shows during those years.
The pictures will say it all.......

http://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/TV2/archive/00129/elvis_02_129761a.jpg

ps. Priscilla also looked her best around that time :D

http://web.telia.com/%7Eu38304500/nancy.jpg

http://www.always-elvis.com/photos/a%20Las%20Vegas%2007-31-1969.gif

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/073169a.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/0869brlv.jpg



OMG!!!! OH! That is just beautiful!!!! OMG!!!!! Im having a fit right now!!!!! AHHH!!!! :notworthy:notworthy:notworthy

Elvis-4-Ever
08-27-2005, 10:41 AM
Here are some more for you. Please take it easy when looking at this :D

http://www.elvis.org/photos/69/img/69way08.jpg

http://www.elvis.org/photos/69/img/69private01.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/smile69.jpg

http://www.elvisnewsnetwork.com/articles/capture.jpg

http://www.lindasefiles.com/bilder/60-08.jpg

Wendy56
08-28-2005, 11:50 AM
Beautiful pics Elvis-4-Ever. I love all of them!!! Thanks. :clap: Elvis did look awesome at that time! ;)

Wendy56
08-28-2005, 11:56 AM
And... Do you have 50s pics??? I think Elvis in '56 was the best! (For me :P ) So good looking, sexy moves... ;)

Elvis-4-Ever
08-28-2005, 12:17 PM
Sure, here are some 56 pics:

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/pink50s.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/pink50s2.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/redandelvis.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/colelvis56.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/10aug56a.jpg

http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid-central/nnel56.jpg

Thanks to FECC for the pics ;)