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    Smile Question about Elvis in 1968

    I was just watching the outtakes of the 68 special and noticed how thin Elvis really was in that year.

    can anyone tell me what waist size he was round that time.

    seems so unfair people judge him for the last few years

    thanks

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    I don't know, but I'd give my right arm to have had the opportunity to find out for myself...........
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    If i had to guess i would say 32, but thats just my guess... LOL i would also love to find out for myself lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussey View Post
    If i had to guess i would say 32, but thats just my guess... LOL i would also love to find out for myself lol
    I believe there is a quote somewhere from Bill Belew that says his waist at that time was 30 inches. If you have ever seen that suit in person it's amazing to see how thin he had to be to fit into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    I believe there is a quote somewhere from Bill Belew that says his waist at that time was 30 inches. If you have ever seen that suit in person it's amazing to see how thin he had to be to fit into it.
    Tell us all about it!!!!! and don't leave a detail out!!!!!!!!!!! A 30 inch waist, 42 inch chest/shoulders, 6' tall and sexy as hell!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me more!!!!!!
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    WOW i think u need a cold shower b4 u hear anymore lol
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    Tight leather suit...I think I need fresh air...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LianaKaralivanou View Post
    Tight leather suit...I think I need fresh air...
    Breathe Liana, breatheee! We don't want you sick again, my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marijaep View Post
    Breathe Liana, breatheee! We don't want you sick again, my friend!

    You're right, Marija! I opened the window for some fresh air and it's cold. So I'm closing it again! But when I think Elvis in that leather suit, I can't breathe normally...
    Goodbye Rosanne...Your "family" in TCB will always remember you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LianaKaralivanou View Post
    You're right, Marija! I opened the window for some fresh air and it's cold. So I'm closing it again! But when I think Elvis in that leather suit, I can't breathe normally...
    I totally understand you Liana,it doesn't happen only to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by LianaKaralivanou View Post
    Tight leather suit...I think I need fresh air...
    (said in my best southern accent) I do believe I have got the vapors! swoon.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksimms2 View Post
    (said in my best southern accent) I do believe I have got the vapors! swoon.....
    Well.....I could have sworn that was Scarlett O'Hara talking about Ashley Wilkes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utmom2008 View Post
    I believe there is a quote somewhere from Bill Belew that says his waist at that time was 30 inches. If you have ever seen that suit in person it's amazing to see how thin he had to be to fit into it.
    I read the same thing. It was either 29 or 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehollier View Post
    Tell us all about it!!!!! and don't leave a detail out!!!!!!!!!!! A 30 inch waist, 42 inch chest/shoulders, 6' tall and sexy as hell!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me more!!!!!!
    One of my younger brothers is 6ft. tall, weighs 170 pounds, and his waist is 30 inches. So 30 inches seems right. My waist is 36 and I weigh about 190- but I am 5ft. 9in. I am the oldest and the shortest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehollier View Post
    Tell us all about it!!!!! and don't leave a detail out!!!!!!!!!!! A 30 inch waist, 42 inch chest/shoulders, 6' tall and sexy as hell!!!!!!!!!! Please tell me more!!!!!!
    Good Golly Miss Molly...I couldn't have said it better myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The King's Queen View Post
    Good Golly Miss Molly...I couldn't have said it better myself!

    Lea, I know that this was one of my posts, but to see it again, had me almost falling off of my chair....I think my ovaries just stood up and did a cheer!!!!!!!!! (should a 'lady' say that on a MB???) lol .......
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    On my '68 Comeback dvd, the producer stated in his commentary, that Elvis was in top form physically - a 32 inch waist - but don't know where he got his information from.
    Elvis looked great in Live A Little, Love A Little, as well and not to shabby in Change of Habit.


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    Ladies, I stumbled on this picture tonight quite by accident. I really do love it!!! It was taken during rehearsals before the taped sit-down sessions in black leather. He cleans up pretty good, huh???




    "More people today should see him not simply as a performer, but as an artist with a great soul."

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