I've wondered about the suits being altered myself. When I went to Graceland in 1998, they had the Sundial suit on display and they had taken the waist part of suit and pinned it on the back to make him look thinner.
I asked the guard,"why did they do that to his suit, when most people who know about Elvis know, he wasn't that thin at the time he wore it?", he said, "I don't know why they decided to do that but, during 77 he wasn't has fat as people say he was, he was a 38" waist in pants, that would make his jumpsuit about a 44". Then took me over to look at the pants he wore for the movie, Charro, and he told me the waist size for those pants were, 28". Looking at the 68 TV Special, I could see that being true. He really starved himself to perfection then.
In 70 and 71...the first years I saw Elvis in Vegas (with seats next to the stage)...he was as thin waisted as any male model. He seemed more in shape than he looked to me in army "pictures" or at the very least as in shape. All I can tell you you is that he was physically AWESOME in those two years of 70 and 71. I saw him in Ohio in 72 ,but not Vegas. I didn't have a good seat in Dayton so he was to far away from me to judge his waistline. I did not see him in Vegas again until 73 and he had started having a little more waist by then, but was still very handsome.
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Thatīs true, no matter how many diet and exercice you are into, after 38-40, you canīt have the waist you had at 25 without been unhealthy.
About the Elvis was thiner during the Aloha than in the army, there is one thing to bring out here, one thing is ELvis waist in '58 when he joined the army and another '60 Elvis when he was discharged. 50's Elvis had still alot of baby fat, so 68'-'71 could have been smaller than '58 Elvis, and Aloha Elvis could have been also close to his weight in '58, buy hardly Elvis was as slim during the Aloha shows as he was during the Sinatra Welcome Home Elvis in '60.
About the Jumpsuits streching, this might be so, as I once saw the "I Got Lucky" suit at the Elvis Presley Museum in Orlando Florida back in '89, and the letīs call it "Stone or Jewelery stuff" you see on his ribs in diferent photographs, well, when you looked at the suit on display, those looked like nipples, which was totally weird lol, so I guess when Elvis put it on, streched and the nipples-look-a-like moved all the way to the under the arm area, so...
Hereīs a pic so you know what Iīm talking about, well, kind of.
P.S. Does anybody know it that small Presely Museum in Florida still exists and if so, what is the
story? Plus I have no Idea if what I saw over there was actually the real thing or a copy of the suit as I was very small back then to have any idea about that. Anybody else has seen that suit these days?
I also read some where that Elvis wore a corset later on but I could swear that sometimes I see that line of where the corset would start in the Aloha aired show.
If anyone knows any facts concerning this please post.
I doubt that as it would have been very hard to conceal a corset under his jumpsuits especially when he wore the front of them almost down to his naval.
I'm sorry to disappoint you guys but Elvis did wear a corset sometimes. It's an old Hollywood trick to appear slimmer and hide the bludges. Lamar had mentioned Elvis wearing a corset quite a few times and I believe Hopkins did too in, "The Final Years" book.
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Looking for elvis wearing a corset and this is the only peice of information l could find
They didn't call it a corset, they called it a brace. It was a surgical looking garment that gathers the flesh in front and secures it from behind with a web of laces."
Following the June 21, 1977 show in Rapid City, he performed in on June 22
If Elvis wore a corset during the later years wouldnt have that hurt a lot? Because he had that stomach bloating if he had that on that would have killed him.
"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