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    1975

    I was on the Elvis in Concert database and I found this

    Engagement - Tour Ref: Las Vegas Season 12

    Info: Date: Venue: Location: Showtime: Crowd: Suit: Belt: Pics: Article:
    Info March 18 1975 Hilton Hotel Las Vegas NV Opening 2200 Fringe suit

    Elvis wore a fringe suit in 1975? I would like to see a pic of this if possible.
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    Check out Elvis collectors - "jumpsuit junkies" 1975 - 3 and you will find a photo, albeit not too good, of the suit in question.

    Eivind

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    Here is a pic from the show ...
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    Thanks for the photo, Getlo. Does anyone know if there are any other photos of him in this suit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruggishboo View Post
    Does anyone know if there are any other photos of him in this suit?
    I've only ever seen this one, although the copy I have is quite clear.

    I also have about two minutes of footage from this show - it's not great quality, but it's interesting only because Elvis wore this suit just the once, as far as is known.
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    Thanks for the info Getlo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I've only ever seen this one, although the copy I have is quite clear.

    I also have about two minutes of footage from this show - it's not great quality, but it's interesting only because Elvis wore this suit just the once, as far as is known.
    i must admit i never realised this is a rare suit. looked to me like black one with the bear-teeth (which i profoundly dislike, so i never gave it a closer look).

    getlo,

    on what DVD can this 2-minute video-snippet be found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDOEP View Post
    on what DVD can this 2-minute video-snippet be found?
    It's actually on an old videotape I have. Don't ask me which one - I have hundreds of hours of stuff on video (tapes without titles, usually, obtained by swapping with other collectors in the 80s and 90s), and it's been at least 15 years since I watched them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    It's actually on an old videotape I have. Don't ask me which one - I have hundreds of hours of stuff on video (tapes without titles, usually, obtained by swapping with other collectors in the 80s and 90s), and it's been at least 15 years since I watched them.
    OK, thanks for responding anyway. same happens to me with DVDs .... hence i fully understand. should i happen to come across it, i'll post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I've only ever seen this one, although the copy I have is quite clear.

    I also have about two minutes of footage from this show - it's not great quality, but it's interesting only because Elvis wore this suit just the once, as far as is known.
    Thanks for the pic Getlo...I have never seen this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I've only ever seen this one, although the copy I have is quite clear.

    I also have about two minutes of footage from this show - it's not great quality, but it's interesting only because Elvis wore this suit just the once, as far as is known.
    I'm assuming then for some reason Elvis didn't like it......

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    Thanks Getlo. Looks like a nice suit, wish there are more pics of it.
    "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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    I also have about two minutes of footage from this show - it's not great quality, but it's interesting only because Elvis wore this suit just the once, as far as is known.
    Actually, scratch that.

    The more I think about it, the more I realise it's footage of the just-as-rare white short fringe suit from about 1971 - the one with six or so 6" thick fringes hanging off each arm I have a pic of it somewhere, I'll try to find it later ...
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    i've got the footage too - somewhere. as far as i know it was a one-only night for that suit and also the `penguin' suit
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    Its impossible to remember all of them that were there, but I seen the Jumpsuit exhibition this summer and I realize they weren't all there but I don't recall seeing the one in that photo Getlo posted. Is it known if that is in a private collection today or was it on display and I just missed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getlo View Post
    Actually, scratch that.

    The more I think about it, the more I realise it's footage of the just-as-rare white short fringe suit from about 1971 - the one with six or so 6" thick fringes hanging off each arm I have a pic of it somewhere, I'll try to find it later ...
    getlo,

    you mean this one?

    i call it the 'very short fringe' since i haven't found its 'scientific name' so far.

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    I believe the photo on the right was faked...might be the handiwork of Sean Shaver. (Made from a 1970 pic.)

    I haven't seen the one on the left before though. I suspect that is the one to which Getlo is referring, but I couldn't speak to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonniebealestreet View Post
    I believe the photo on the right was faked...might be the handiwork of Sean Shaver. (Made from a 1970 pic.)

    I haven't seen the one on the left before though. I suspect that is the one to which Getlo is referring, but I couldn't speak to that.
    lonnie,

    in the right one he looks 'neckless' somehow, doesn't he? hence could be a collage ...

    since i am not a jumpsuit expert, i simply packed it into my folder 'uncertain - pending' until i bump across some statements from experts (like leroy, JJ etc.).

    what puzzled me about the color-pic was the fact that in 1970 he was rather slim as we all know - but looks pretty big in this 'footage'. so i was wondering about some artwork have been applied here as well. just an idea.

    hugs, ellie
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDOEP View Post
    getlo,

    you mean this one?

    i call it the 'very short fringe' since i haven't found its 'scientific name' so far.

    hugs, ellie
    Yes, the one on the left is from the same footage I was thinking of. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonniebealestreet View Post
    I believe the photo on the right was faked...might be the handiwork of Sean Shaver. (Made from a 1970 pic.)
    You're right, it's a fake.
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