I don't think he had to look taller, he was tall enough. He had normal height anyway. Charlie Hodge was much smaller and J.D. Sumner was taller, but I don't think this was a problem between them.
I have always felt this subject was much ado about nothing-we are talking a quarter to a half inch difference...my gosh if I am tired and slouch without knowing it I lose half an inch, if I stand as straight as I possibly can-I gain half an inch (or more)
Its really not a huge discrepancy.
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Much longer than you and that is a very sillly comment from you.
In the pictures i've seen from Elvis meeting Nixon you either don't see their shoes or you can't get a good look at them.
Elvis may have wore shoes that sometimes increased his height but i wouldn't bet that he was always wearing them.
How long have you been an Elvis fan???
i agree with KPM most of us will have our heights listed down with slight differances it can be because of how stand, if the equipment is used and installed correctly etc. It pretty safe to assume that the same thing occurred during Elvis life time.
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And in the timeframe we are talking about (the Nixon photograph) he definitely wore them everywhere he went. We are talking about boots with at least a 1 1/2 inch heel and which probably also contained an extra 1/2 lift inside as well.
Even in his house slippers Elvis reportedly had a 1/2 lift in those too. Elvis was quite vain (not a crime) and always wanted to appear taller- even when relaxing at home. So do you really think he would show up for a meeting with the leader of the free world wearing flat shoes (if he even owned a pair in 1970) and have Nixon be taller than him?
You are wrong in calling them "shoes that sometimes increased his height". They were boots not shoes. And with the high heel, of course they increased his height.
You say Elvis even reportedly had slippers and wore them and that increased his height.
And he wore the boots all the time and that increased his height.
Do you have pictoral evidence of everyday of Elvis' life documented and have you had these pictures blown up and looked at through microscopes.
Have you seen these alledged slippers and can you be sure Elvis wore them all the time and every single day.
I want to believe you but what you are saying seems a little far fetched.
Even with wearing flat shows i don't think Nixon would be taller than Elvis.
Just putting a comment in here,
Meeting Nixon I would guess his boots to be a 2" heel or at the very least a 1,1/2" heel
as you can see here it looks like he is wearing lifts/quite large heels just by how much the flare is off the floor.
Hope this helps somehow!
Not that it matters how tall Elvis was to us fans, always interesting to know more about the man.
Very intense discussion. If you ask me, my dream is Elvis came to me on a cup of coffee, no matter how tall.
I think that most women here, thought the same
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