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Thread: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

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    Interesting suit, thanks for all the pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    During my meeting with Robert "Butch" Polston I finally learned the truth about the mysterious "Purple Fireworks". I always believed there were two versions; the "Royal Blue Fireworks" as we see in On Tour and the "Purple Fireworks" that can be found on display at Graceland. There's actually only one version; the "Royal Blue Fireworks". In 1972 during the November tour Elvis ripped the seat of the pants and the suit got disbanded. It also went to the cleaners where something strange happened. The suit went in blue and came out purple.
    What happened? The fabric used for the suits originally is white. If Bill decided to dress Elvis in another colour he had to dye the fabric. Somewhere at the cleaners the substance used to clean caused a reaction with the the paint of the suit and it became purple.
    Mystery solved....

    The picture you find here was taken at the meeting on October 23rd. An impersonator's showing the replica of the "Royal Blue Fireworks" made by B & K's. This is the original colour.
    i'll take my man in purple
    ''Baby I dun told you, after the show"

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    fantastic suit and fantastic pics thanks fo posting

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    In some ways from the design patterns on this suit it reminds me of the adonis suit ....i have always really loved the suits from 1972 many of the best !!! Like my avator from Tommy I really love this suit!
    "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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    IMO the suits Elvis was wearing reflected the phases the designers were going through. The late 1971 - 1972 suits are similarly constructed, as are other suits from 1970, the 1973 'heavy jewelled' suits, the theme suits from 1974-75, puff sleeves 1975, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by medleyofcostumes View Post
    IMO the suits Elvis was wearing reflected the phases the designers were going through. The late 1971 - 1972 suits are similarly constructed, as are other suits from 1970, the 1973 'heavy jewelled' suits, the theme suits from 1974-75, puff sleeves 1975, etc
    The theme suits became more routine for the designers by 1974 with the American Eagle, The Chinese Dragon, the Mad Tiger, Peacock, etc.
    "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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    The Seem To Me To Be Marvellous Especially,that Of The Glasses Very Enterteining.

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    Okay, here's my stupid question of the day:

    Was this called 'The Owl Jumpsuit' because he mentions the belt on Elvis On Tour?

    I was just curious, since the jumpsuit itself, as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with owls.

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    For sure, the belt buckle has an owl head on the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medleyofcostumes View Post
    For sure, the belt buckle has an owl head on the front.
    Especially from the line "aint it funny, how time slips righ on... aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.... For those of you who can't see back there, this is an owl.... wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy..."

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    thank you so much great pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithversusneo View Post
    Okay, here's my stupid question of the day:

    Was this called 'The Owl Jumpsuit' because he mentions the belt on Elvis On Tour?

    I was just curious, since the jumpsuit itself, as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with owls.

    svn

    There is nothing such as a stupid question. I fact.... I wish more people would ask questions like yours instead of believing the obvious....
    And you're right. The suit itself has nothing to do with an owl. It's only on the belt buckle. And because Elvis mentioned it during his concert in Greensboro fans kinda addapted it as the suit name. But the designers named it "Royal Blue Fireworks".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    There is nothing such as a stupid question. I fact.... I wish more people would ask questions like yours instead of believing the obvious....
    And you're right. The suit itself has nothing to do with an owl. It's only on the belt buckle. And because Elvis mentioned it during his concert in Greensboro fans kinda addapted it as the suit name. But the designers named it "Royal Blue Fireworks".
    Thanks Leroy for all the info you supply on Elvis' Suits.

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    thank you for this pics

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    Re: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

    Here's some pictures I found on Silvesters Elvis Page. I'd never seen them before, so I thought I'd share them here.
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    Re: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

    WOW thank you very much Nathan

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    Oh how I love this beautiful man. He is always beautiful and seductive.

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    Re: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

    a couple close ups
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    Re: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

    Quote Originally Posted by smithversusneo View Post
    Okay, here's my stupid question of the day:

    Was this called 'The Owl Jumpsuit' because he mentions the belt on Elvis On Tour?

    I was just curious, since the jumpsuit itself, as far as I can tell, has nothing to do with owls.

    svn
    Quote Originally Posted by medleyofcostumes View Post
    For sure, the belt buckle has an owl head on the front.
    Quote Originally Posted by Leroy View Post
    There is nothing such as a stupid question. I fact.... I wish more people would ask questions like yours instead of believing the obvious....
    And you're right. The suit itself has nothing to do with an owl. It's only on the belt buckle. And because Elvis mentioned it during his concert in Greensboro fans kinda addapted it as the suit name. But the designers named it "Royal Blue Fireworks".


    Leroy is, as usual, 100% correct here.

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    Re: Royal Blue Fireworks (aka) Owl Jumpsuit (1972)

    man, this jumpsuit holds a lot of memories i remember when i was younger this was one of the first suits i fell in love with along with the chain suit and few others i asked my mom to get me one exactly like that when i was about 8 or 9 still no chance though lol i love that suit!

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