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Thread: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

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    Quote Originally Posted by daddio26 View Post
    This is definitely one of my fave jumpsuits, but then again i'm a big fan of all the phoenix jumpsuits. Great pics by the way
    He sure looked good in this suite during the summer months of '74
    "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


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    yep this is one of my favs but it looked good in all colours thanks for posting the pics i love the belt in the first pics posted by jumpsuit junkie this went with the suit the best

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    I do like all these Phoenix suits. I think my favorite is the dark blue...called the Silver Phoenix? Next would be the one with black, red, then light blue.

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    Love this one too! I just always thought that the design on the chest area gave Elvis' chest a much broader look. He looked very regal in this suit.

    Daddy, I miss you more every day. You will always be my hero..

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    One of my favourite suits . Can not understand why he didnt wear it more as he looked great in it . I think he looks the best in this out of the 3 phoenix suits

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    Love this suit. Here's some more photo's of it


    "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


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    i really like the phoenix jumpsuits also didnt realize till last year that they had sequence on them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena/The Russian EP Fan Club View Post
    One more pic
    good pic of elvis
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony70 View Post
    i really like the phoenix jumpsuits also didnt realize till last year that they had sequence on them
    I love all the versions of the Phoenix suits

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    i love all elvis's jumpsuits.

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    Quote Originally Posted by tony70 View Post
    i really like the phoenix jumpsuits also didnt realize till last year that they had sequence on them
    That is not the "Blue Phoenix" jumpsuit with sequence its the "King of Spades"
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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    The navy blue version was better than this.

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    Quote Originally Posted by KPM View Post
    That is not the "Blue Phoenix" jumpsuit with sequence its the "King of Spades"
    It's not even the "King of Spades", but the 1974 "Arabian". But I think Tony didn't post this picture for this thread. It seems to be his signature picture. A little bit large tho.

    And for Tony: All jumpsuits have sequences on them.

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    This is my favourite of all the pheonix jumpsuits . A classic

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    Beautiful jumpsuit and beautiful Elvis

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    Good jumpsuit

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    i have always liked all of the phoenix jumpsuits,just great looking suits!!
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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    We now know that the ORIGINAL design was of a Zebra....and Elvis said, "funny feet on the eagle"...looking at the sketch upside down.

    But my question is about the time frame the suits were made.

    I got a Movie Magazine on vacation (in Fla.) in 1974. On the cover and inside were the same photos that kennyelvis posted on this thread.

    The NEXT time I saw this design was a YEAR later when Elvis stepped on stage at the Charleston Civic Center in W. Va. (afternoon show) and he was wearing the dark blue/silver version. At that moment I realized the design was the same as the light blue one I had in that magazine (from a year ago). Upon getting the Charleston Gazette I found that he had a RED one also worn the night before...(later in STRICTLY ELVIS saw the black version).

    My question (to Leroy) is; were all the suits made in 1974 or was the light blue one made first....THEN Elvis asked for 3 more for the 1975 tours?

    PS...a note about the sequins on these suits. The thing that was mesmerizing when Elvis stepped on stage was the fact that these suits SPARKLED in RAINBOW colors....I remember as the spot lights hit him and the flash bulbs went off he was a shimmer of color - green, pink, blue, red it was quite stunning....and I have never seen a photo that captured this.

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    The "Black Phoenix", the "Red Phoenix" and the "Turqoise Phoenix" were commisioned in 1974. Only the "Turqoise Phoenix" was actually manufactured and delivered to Elvis the same year. This had to do with an argument between Gene Doucette (who actually was responsible for the design) and Bill Belew (who send the blank suits to Gene). Gene had enough of not getting the recognition he deserved after designing so many higly praised costumes, and decided to stop. Bill got all the credit, the houses, the cars, the jewelry, the champagne..... All because Elvis never knew that it was Gene who designed his wardrobe and not Bill. It was this arrangement that highly frustrated Gene. Therefor only one bird/zebra design was delivered.

    I have always been under the impression that the "Black Phoenix" was the first design because originally it was to be a zebra, and those animals are black and white. But after the desicion of letting it be birds after all I guess the color didn't matter anymore.

    I hope this information kinda answered your question.....

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    Re: Pale Blue Bird (aka) Blue Phoenix Jumpsuit (1974)

    YEAH!!!

    I managed to buy a buckle with the exact same image as the belt buckles used on Elvis' belt today.
    It will come to me from my favourite belt buckle seller. I now have about a dozen belt buckles similar to the ones that were used on Elvis' belts.

    It is actually a pheasant in flight.
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