This glasses that looked great on Elvis,were sun glasses or prescrived?If no,does anyone knows what kind of glasses did he used and what do they looked like?I have never seing Elvis reading with glasses on--not the pictures I have.I know he did had eye problems.
I think that he loved wearing sunglasses! He had many of them. The only problem that he had (at least the one that I'm aware of) was that he had glaucoma in one eye.
I think that some were reading glasses. I know that I once saw these really nerdy glasses on a auction book about Elvis. I don't know how true this is but I once read that he wore tinted contacts on his last tour cause the lights really bothered his eyes.
A lot of those sunglasses were prescription. Elvis was nearsighted.
Elvis found the "aviator" sunglasses in a store somewhere and liked them. So he contacted the designer, Dennis Roberts - in California from memory? - and had many sets made, and all were prescription.
Dennis used to often pop up on eBay selling an authentic pair of glasses. He was an optician who supplied glasses to many celebrities.
Dennis passed away in July last year:
Dennis designed most of Elvis' glasses from 1970 to 1977. He was also the one who made the TCB and TLC necklaces.
Here is a link to what used to be (still is?) Dennis' eBay store:
Originally Posted by Getlo
Sorry, Gelto, but you're wrong. Dennis Roberts never made one piece of jewelry for Elvis at any time. He only designed the prescription glasses. He made over four hundred pairs of prescription eyeglasses for Elvis from 1970-1977.
Ableser & Schwartz and Lowell Hayes are the only ones who made the TCB & TLC necklaces.
Yeah, I know.
Originally Posted by Tony Trout
I meant to write "He was also the one who made some of the TCB and TLC necklaces." :doh::doh::doh: I was going off the www.elvis.com.au and didn't rewrite it properly. :doh::doh::doh:
I can only take Dennis' word that he was occasionally involved with the necklaces ...
Where can I get a replica (not plastic cheap souvenirs ones) of the glasses Elvis wore in TTWII, I think they are so so cool!!! got to have a pair of them, but never found a pair.
Originally Posted by Getlo
I'll say this again...Dennis Roberts never once made any of the TLC or TCB jewelry that Elvis wore and was never even occasionally involved with the necklaces...
So in other words noone has seing a picture w/Elvis' reading glasses?:doh:
He did look great in anything.
Here is a pic i am confused about, did he wear these in this particular film ?
And heres one i found in the gallery when he was 10 years old - wearing reading glasses.
No.I never seing him wearing glasses on the movies.Maybe he used them to read the mauscript.And is the first time I see that picture wearing glasses when he was a child.Thank you very much for posting them.
Thats ok Girlhappy. I too have never seen him in the movies (that i have seen) with glasses on. So maybe they are someone elses ? :hmm: