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Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:19 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, if he'd stayed with the sleek look of those suits, we would not have 10,000 idiot ETAs running around the world today.


This could be the quote of the year. So true!

The footage is great!

My favorite suit is also the two-piece that Elvis wore in August 1972.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:26 pm

If FTD is going to start having DVD projects i wish they would do something along the lines with footage such as this... and syncing the footage up with soundboard tapes

JEFF d
EP fan

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:36 pm

Great finding ! Thank you

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:21 pm

Swingin-Little-Guitar-Man wrote:I hate those suits.They're horrible. Good quality footage though.


Andy, I agree !

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:13 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, if he'd stayed with the sleek look of those suits, we would not have 10,000 idiot ETAs running around the world today.


I was thinking exactly the same thing.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:46 am

Wow - great seeing that footage........................never really fond of those type of suits in '75.............loved the Aug. '72!!!.......................he must have gotten HOT wearing that outfit for the whole show...................seemed a bit confining.........(but I do prefer that suit to the '76 Eagle! - not a good look for Elvis!)................nothing beats 1970, 1971 jumpsuits...........my favourites.............

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:40 pm

Thanks! Wonderful!

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:53 pm

Great! Thank you very much.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:18 pm

For some reason the 75 jacket suits made him look old. They also look like airline pilot suits like someone else here pointed out a while back. The jackets aren't cut right. They needed to flare out more at the bottom and the bell bottoms on the pants are too big. Not a big fan of Wayne Newton but this would have been a better cut for Elvis:

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Maybe he could have worn a series of bejeweled track suits! :)

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:31 pm

I like the these suits..it was something else....

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:56 am

Ciscoking wrote:I like the these suits..it was something else....


His stomach?

Kind of like; "Does this suit make me look fat?" "No, your stomach does!" :)

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:22 am

They made him look more showman like..like Sinatra ..

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:53 pm

I'm a fan of the concerts in 1975, some great songs and Elvis for the most part in incredible voice.
suits, especially 2 piece and gypsy are among my very favourites. the 2 piece would have been ideal throughout 77.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:47 am

Ciscoking wrote:They made him look more showman like..like Sinatra ..


Exactly. Plus it harkens back to his 50s tour look.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:46 am

drjohncarpenter wrote:Man, if he'd stayed with the sleek look of those suits, we would not have 10,000 idiot ETAs running around the world today.

Naw. There would still be 10,000 ETAs running around, but they'd just be dressed differently.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:04 pm

Ahh... Monroe, Louisiana.

I spent a week there one night.

Seriously, though...


How ridiculous was it that this guy was playing towns like Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana when he should have been playing London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Sydney...

I could go on and on.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:25 pm

dhornjr1 wrote:Ahh... Monroe, Louisiana.

I spent a week there one night.

Seriously, though...


How ridiculous was it that this guy was playing towns like Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana

I could go on and on.


Pontiac, MI..lol..directly at Route 66....about 5.000 inhabitants back then....I guess....he could have played New Years Eve 1975 in Tokio ..

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Tokyo, London, Rome, Sydney, Paris.... But in 1975 the Colonel received an offer for Elvis to play a gig at The Pyramides of Egypt for 10 million dollars!! can you imagine what a televised concert of Elvis there could have been?

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:21 pm

jurasic1968 wrote:Tokyo, London, Rome, Sydney, Paris.... But in 1975 the Colonel received an offer for Elvis to play a gig at The Pyramides of Egypt for 10 million dollars!! can you imagine what a televised concert of Elvis there could have been?

Yes! The Pyramids + the dive bomber routine = TV magic. :smt002

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:59 pm

Mister Mike wrote:
jurasic1968 wrote:Tokyo, London, Rome, Sydney, Paris.... But in 1975 the Colonel received an offer for Elvis to play a gig at The Pyramides of Egypt for 10 million dollars!! can you imagine what a televised concert of Elvis there could have been?

Yes! The Pyramids + the dive bomber routine = TV magic. :smt002


I'm sure those Arab sheiks would have loved the "J.D., you're lower than that" line.

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:18 pm

Ciscoking wrote:
dhornjr1 wrote:Ahh... Monroe, Louisiana.

I spent a week there one night.

Seriously, though...


How ridiculous was it that this guy was playing towns like Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana

I could go on and on.


Pontiac, MI..lol..directly at Route 66....about 5.000 inhabitants back then....I guess....he could have played New Years Eve 1975 in Tokio ..


Some of these cities hosted the main concert arena's in certain areas.

Largo=Washington
Hollywood=Miami
Richfield=Cleveland
etc..

If not, he should have avoided places like Monroe but where else to go if you're banned and can't escape the US in 8 years time?

Re: Unseen Monroe, May 3 1975 footage!

Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:37 pm

Robert wrote:
Ciscoking wrote:
dhornjr1 wrote:Ahh... Monroe, Louisiana.

I spent a week there one night.

Seriously, though...


How ridiculous was it that this guy was playing towns like Monroe and Lake Charles, Louisiana

I could go on and on.


Pontiac, MI..lol..directly at Route 66....about 5.000 inhabitants back then....I guess....he could have played New Years Eve 1975 in Tokio ..


Some of these cities hosted the main concert arena's in certain areas.

Largo=Washington
Hollywood=Miami
Richfield=Cleveland
etc..

If not, he should have avoided places like Monroe but where else to go if you're banned and can't escape the US in 8 years time?


It's sad that the guy couldn't stand up to his manager and say, "I'm touring overseas with you or without you".