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The Aloha Belt looked better than the original belt on this suit.
"When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was a hero in the movie. So every dream that I ever dreamed has come true a hundred times. I learned very early in life that without a song, the day would never end; without a song, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend; without a song. So I keep singing a song." - Elvis Presley
I like the original belt better because it matches the design closest on the front of the suit....I'm a virgo so I'm anal about that sort of thing.
Last edited by Diane; 01-13-2008 at 10:52 AM.
Greats pics, thanks!
Is there a close-up pic of the back of this jumpsuit in colour?
Yes, that's what I was looking for!! Very nice pic!
Thanks, so much Matt
I hope you're enjoying your Birthday!
Are you collecting front, back and cape pictures too Franny? That's a great picture Matt, I needed that one too!
Elvis was wearing the American Eagle jumpsuit on 08/06/73...it was opening night in Vegas. Would that be this suit, or the one used in 73?
I prefer the Aloha belt as well. Are these belts the same dimension? The aloha belt looks a bit smaller than the other. Anyone know the true dimensions of these belts and did these dimensions change over the years? Maybe the actual craftsman making the belts changed? I have seen from receiepts that some were purchased through IC Cosumte, while I have also heard that Mike McGreggor had made them. Anyone know the real scoop?
I'm confuzzled...are you referring to whether he wore the "Aloha Bald-Headed Eagle" jumpsuit or the "American Eagle" jumpsuit?
According to the awesome "Elvis In Concert" website Elvis wore the "Blue Rainbow" jumpsuit that night....I can't find any other info regarding the show other than that....
August 6, 1973 Opening Show
Date: August 6, 1973
Venue: Las Vegas, NV.
Also Sprach Zarathustra
See See Rider
Trouble/Raised On Rock
What Now My Love
Blue Suede Shoes
Long Tall Sally/Mama Don't Dance/Flip, Flop And Fly/Jailhouse Rock
Love Me Tender
I Can't Stop Loving You
An American Trilogy
Bridge Over Troubled Water
How Great Thou Art
A Big Hunk O' Love
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Can't Help Falling In Love
Last edited by Tony Trout; 03-18-2008 at 09:21 AM.
I think the elvis-in-concert site (wrongly) assumed that because the cd's artwork included a pict of EP in the rainbow suit, it was worn on the show. As fas as I know the rainbow suit was forst worn during the short May 1974 tour.
i love this suit and elvis sure looks dam good in it thanks for all the great pics not seen most of them before
Last edited by goodelvisgirl; 07-11-2008 at 05:42 AM.
This suit is gorgeous, one I had never really seen much of until the FTD BOOK –LIVE IN LA where it's seen in all its fantastic glory.
Elvis still had the magic in 74' as shown in the book and excellent CD;although the sound is bass heavy adjust the treble accordingly for the King on great form– the best "Steamroller Blues" I've ever heard!
This suit would be in my top ten of 1970s Elvis jumpsuits & easily on par with the ALOHA American Eagle suit.
Last edited by my boy; 07-11-2008 at 12:13 PM.
Thought 74 was a great year for elvis musically and look wise.
also there is a very cool photo of Elvis in the American Eagle outfit on the cover of the LP Elvis In Hollywood..very cool
"How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977