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sorry these are dark
let me add to this.
These are lighter.
here 2 pictures i took myself.....in august 2007
When I see the closer pictures of this suit, I really have to change my mind about this suit... It really looks nice from these last added shots! Itīs radically different than his last suits made before this (blue prehistoric bird, and flame suit). BUT when you imagine a good belt (not that on first side - itīs really horrible) similar to Mirror belt of Lucky Suit... Another thing which is interesting that to me, from these shots it seems that itīs a bit in green tones of blue, not so clear blue as prehistoric bird, but maybe itīs about light. Next thing is, that we cant imagine this suit in different colours of lights on stage...
By the way - whats your opinion about the youtube video about Laser suit? To me it seemed that the "laser" suit itself was almost done... to be honest - it made me think that this august 77 suit was probably that.....
I'm a bit confused about this suit
I went to Graceland in 1987 and the unfinished suit was on display. Sadly, the last roll of film was not loaded correctly, so the whole roll was blank so I have no photos.
I remember it being white not blue. Less decorated and less finished at the hems. It looked like it was only partly done.
the other confusing thing is the "fake deathers" claim as proof that Elvis didn't order any new suits for the upcoming tour - and yet - there was a new suit being made.
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There is a lot of strange confusion about this suit... Questions which Iīm thinking for a long time are:
1.) Is it truth that originally this suit was made for June Tour (because of filming by CBS) as I read on one Elvisī site? When Elvis realized that suit dont fit that he was very furious and that it was a reason why he tried in Kansas City a Spades suit (Iīm using fan-nicknames) - to realize which suit fits him better - Sundial or King Of Spades?
2.) Iīm not sure on what site it was (I remember that the site had a background of site was photo of a lot of Elvisīs suits) to find it, but I remember that on site were 2 unfinished suits! I think that this suit was almost finished, another one looked very different, but itīs hard to describe it because the photos of it were black&white as far as I remember, and that seemed that the suit was at the beginning.... But whatīs interesting to me - it really seemed that after Flame suit he probably wanted to change image a lot, because that suit looked very different even on that beginning.
3.) How far work on Laser suit get? As I wrote yesterday, from video on youtube where Bill is talking about this suit it seemed to me, that it was not just a concept or idea, but that they even solved how the electric should work! I even got the suspicion that this was laser suit - but itīs not truth probably...
4.) One thing that is just in my mind... Why he wore in late 77 just these two suits (Mexican and King Of Spades) which both were made in 74 already... Itīs not nice to say it, but in 75/76 he was larger than in 74 and then it seemes to me, that suits from 75-76 for example should fit him better, because they should be bigger than Mexican and Spades. Why he didnīt try blue prehistoric bird in 77 for example? Iīm not sure what was chronological order of suits - I just know that this and Flame suit were last suits that were made for him that he wore on stage...
I'm gonna use the designer names and will try to answer your questions.
1) The new suits were not made for the June tour. As a matter of fact, Elvis felt quite comfortable wearing the "Mexican Sundial" day in day out.
2) There were five new suits made for the upcoming August tour. From what I heard only one of them was not finished. The other four suits only needed fitting.
3) There was NO laser suit. This topic comes back all the time. I heard Bill talk about that suit too during a meeting in Rotterdam. Bill was a crowd pleaser. During the meetings with fans he liked to tell the people what they wanted to hear. But you have to remember that Bill didn't design Elvis jumpsuits after 1971. It was Gene Doucette who designed them. The general idea was a jumpsuit with different shaped, tiny mirrors on it that would reflect the stage lighting to create the illusion of laser beams. Back in 1977 a so-called laser suit was impossible to create.
4) Every suit that was made after 1972 was made to let out if wanted. The designer team learned that lesson after the needed to do some rework on the 1971 "Snowflake" and the 1971 "White Pinwheel". Elvis wanted to wear them both during the April Tour of 1972, but he gained weight and both suits were too tight. There was hardly any space to let them out. They needed darts to avoid the suits from toring. These are the extra nails they added to the suit.
Elvis could have taken every suit he wanted during 1977. They could have made every "old" suit fit for him. But it was Elvis choice. Since we cannot look inside his head it will be impossible to get the answer as to why he did ot did not choose a certain suit.
As for both "Egyptian Birds" (Prehistoric Birds).... They were specially made for celebrating 200 years of USA. The year 1976 was the Bicentennial Year. In 1977 that was over so Elvis coice to not wear them again was only logical
Thanks for your answers Leroy. That means that usually said version of history, that Sundial and King Of Spades were only suits which fit to him later in 77 is simply false.
That this August 77 suit was made originally for CBS shows comes from this source:
and that laser suit: http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/inte...ll_belew.shtml
Itīs just making fans who dont know the complete truth a bit confused...
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I hear you Tommy, and I can be very short and sweet about that. Graceland is NOT there for the fans. They are only interested in what we have in our pockets. If Elvis would see what became of his legacy he would turn around in his grave so fast it would leave clouds of dust in the Meditation Garden. If you wouldn't know any better you would believe that Colonel Parker is running Graceland. I sometimes wish WE could take over.
I got to see this suit during Graceland's special exhibit "ElvisJmpsuits: All Access." It was never worn because it was being made when Elvis passed. So, the pictures are of an incomplete suit. The exhibit was awesome, by the way.
When we saw this light blue suit at Graceland my friend commented it looks like the material should have been used for a mother of the bride dress. I don't care for it. I agree he looked better in two piece suits.