For the funeral, not for the viewing.
From what I've read Elvis was wearing a light blue shirt and either white or cream suit similar to the one he wore in The Trouble With Girls. He looked wonderful in that suit and I agree with Rosanne, that was very fitting to bury him in.
Had he been buried in a jumpsuit the media once again would have had a field day with that! (n)
I heard a rumor that the body buried was only a wax figure... I never thought of the Elvis' funeral before... Is such an intriguin' topic to me, as well as hard to deal with. I'm not into that. I like to think of Elvis as the beautiful man he was: inside and outside. He may rest in peace as he deserves.
Videos Priscilla with Larry King CNN ...August 2007
For the public viewing he was placed in the doorway of the mansion with his head facing the dining room and his feet facing the living room (as has already been mentioned). For the funeral, he was placed in front of the stained glass peacocks
The reason the suit was torn in the back is because that's how funeral home employees dress the deceased.
I don't believe that rumor Tony, just wanted to mention it to the TCB members. It was very known here in my country, but I never believed it. :P Everything started because of the "nose"... because people used to say that the nose was anything like Elvis's...
For the theories, I know Elvis fell down in his bathroom and hurt his face. :'(
And how is it? The employees did that?... Torn the suit? It drives me really mad. Couldn't they be more careful?
I'm still intrigued about the funeral pictures. People was not allowed to take pics, right? And the NE one is the only known, but maybe there are some more somewhere. :hmm:
I know...that's why I found what Pris said odd...she sort of motions w/her hand toward the sofa area of the living room and states that he was placed there for viewing, etc..
No photos at all were allowed but in a cleverly devised plan, Billy Mann, Sr. snuck a small Minox camera into the mansion and took only three photos on the night of August 17, 1977 during the private family visitation. Two photos were badly out of focus and then he took the actual photo of Elvis in his casket. He was paid varying amounts of money by the NE to take the photo.
(I apologize if I possibly came off sounding a bit rude in my first reply...I didn't mean to sound rude...I'm sorry)