My father is a commercial illustrator, and when I was a kid I begged him to do picture of the 70s Elvis for me. He painted this pic. I was thrilled. Alas, a few weeks ago, I was home going through my father's artwork and asked him about the painting. He told me he didn't like it and threw it away. I was bummed (though he does have a number of great paintings of the 50s Elvis.)
Also, I heard this jumpsuit weighed nearly 30 lbs with the cape. It was this weight that inspired the lighter embroidered suits.