Hello! My name is Dee Dee and I am from Texas, USA. I have just spent quite a bit of time staring at your Elvis Presley Picture Galleries! It is totally awesome! You have done an incredible job and should be very proud!
I hope you dont mind, but I have a question for you regarding the Black Spanish Flowers Jumpsuit. I am very interested in finding out if Elvis ever wore this Jumpsuit in Vegas. Do you know if he did?
Let me tell you the reason I am so interested in this particular Jumpsuit. Last summer I was in Memphis for Elvis Week. Are you are familiar with Mike McGregor? He worked for Elvis beginning in 1967 (I think it was 67...) and took care of the horses. He made jewelry for Elvis and was a friend of his also. He worked for him until Elvis died. You probably already know who this is, so I wont say anymore!
Mike died a few years ago but his wife Barbara has continues to have a booth during Elvis Week. I always go by and look at all the beautiful things she has! Last summer I was looking in the case where they put the BIG jewelry. There were several things that Elvis owned that Mike made for him.
I spotted a ring.... a big silver ring with a large red stone. I asked Kim, the guy that helps Barbara, about the ring. He said the stone came from Elvis' Jumpsuit!! He said it was in the later years when Elvis was onstage in Vegas that the stone popped off. Vernon picked it up and gave it to Mike and told him to make something for Elvis with it. The ring was never worn by Elvis, but it came from his JUMPSUIT!! I was ecstatic! I tried it on and it fit my index finger! WOW!
I called my husband back in Waco, Texas.......begged and pleaded with him to let me buy this ring! To have something that Elvis actually WORE and TOUCHED.... OH MY GOSH!!! Well, it took me all week long to convince my husband to let me, but finally the following weekend.... he gave in and said.. Oh just buy the **** thing! LOLOL I was beside myself! I paid 2,200 bucks for that ring. And its worth every penny to me! I wear it every single day!!
Barbara cannot remember exactly what the year was.... or which Jumpsuit it came from but she is positive it was Vegas. She said Elvis had invited Mike to come to the concert and paid his way to go.
I have been trying to find out which Jumpsuit it came from. I have looked at as many Jumpsuits as I can, but the Black Spanish Flowers one is the only one that looks like it might have RED stones that are big enough. My computer crashed not long ago and I lost pictures of the ring. Sad...I havent taken another one.
Ok. What do you think? Do you have any idea if Elvis ever wore this Jumpsuit while in Vegas?
I want to thank you for taking the time to even read this long letter! AND I want to thank you IN ADVANCE for taking the time to find out for me if Elvis ever wore it in Vegas.
Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated!!!! Maybe you can just point me in the right direction of someone else who might be able to help!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely and Elvisly Yours,
Dee Dee Mills