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Elvis' PHS weight!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:48 am

Elvis looks pretty damn good in these shots, although PHS was one of the first times we actually saw him with an increase in weight! Oh by the way, the administrator's of FECC, can you leave my post' in the 'All Elvis' section!

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Enjoy! Cheers!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:53 am

Nice pics thefunkyangel!

Thanks for sharing. :wink:

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:54 am

Great as always Funky. I agree he looks good in these shots.

A question. How many (approx) photo's do you have in your database?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:01 am

Delboy, I literally have thousands! If you ever need a pic. feel free to ask, and if I have it, then you will too! I have been collecting strong now, for six solid years! I can thank Jim Dandy for that!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:24 pm

Are you able to reduce the source link image sizes - dems there are massive making it a little difficult to appreciate then! 8)

Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:50 pm

Matthew, yeah sorry about that mate! I WAS going to do it (resize) but I was side - tracked!
Still keeping with 1965, why don't you try these 'Frankie and Johnny' studio portraits on for size! The high - resolution is breath - taking! I envy those who have not seen these! Cheers!

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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:38 pm

Truely awesome!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:41 pm

You calling me a big girl's blouse ?

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Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:45 pm

Good one, Colin. Elvis doesn't look too cool in those pictures, that's for sure!

Keith Richards, Jr.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:57 pm

If someone is good with Adobe, you could basically put that Frankie and Johnny head and PHS head in a Aloha jumpsuit (change hair and sideburns) and it would look to be about the same weight IMO.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:00 pm

JonRomanovich wrote:If someone is good with Adobe, you could basically put that Frankie and Johnny head and PHS head in a Aloha jumpsuit (change hair and sideburns) and it would look to be about the same weight IMO.


And that says a lot about the way the longer hair, larger sideburns and jumpsuit skews perceptions of Elvis' weight. Elvis was a good 20 pounds lighter in Aloha - possibly more. I'm talking about a PHS comparison there - he wasn't as heavy in Frankie and Johnny. There are some dressing room pics in regular clothes that show just how thin he was that day. Perhaps funkyangel could post those backstage pics (I'm sure you have them) to illustrate the point. I would, but I can't find them :)

Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:54 pm

John, yes it isthe wrong way around, I noticed that and had to use the shirt buttons as the hair curl was slightly too blurry and he'd taken that darn brick off his finger.
It should be as below, but now folks will say the MGM lion is the wrong way around. :lol:
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Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:24 pm

The MGM lion is the wrong way round.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:32 pm

Funk wrote:
Oh by the way, the administrator's of FECC, can you leave my post' in the 'All Elvis' section! Funky, they do belong in the pictures section!


Don't worry: we'll visit!

In that "fat period" it's a fun (in a nutty sort of way)
to put or imagine fake '70s sideburns on Elvis. It works!

Presto! It's Elvis , 1972, wearing movie clothes.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:37 pm

Very good pics

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:04 pm

I have a habit of putting my thumb over Elvis` sideburns, in the 1970`s photos, to see how young or better he would have looked without them.

I have always thought the big sideburns aged Elvis something rotten.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:26 pm

Don't we have a "Picture Section" for those unfortunates who lust after Elvis' image :D

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:46 pm

LOL !!

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:51 pm

Ezzz wrote:I have a habit of putting my thumb over Elvis` sideburns, in the 1970`s photos, to see how young or better he would have looked without them.

I have always thought the big sideburns aged Elvis something rotten.


I disagree but on some of the '69-70 shots, you could be looking
at the '50s Elvis when you do that! On a few shots on other years,(oddly
from 1975) it also works.



Yeah, Kiwi's right: PICTURE SECTION! :smt006

Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:44 pm

You know a really time-warping shot?

That one from Tupelo in 56, daytime show, there's a popular full-length w/some of band shot where he is starting to face his left side (where the camera is coming from), and the shadow on the left side of his face almost makes him look like Elvis in 1970 if you cover everything else up...

Always love those kinds of shots.

Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:07 am

I think I've seen that, too!

Some '50s shots of him on TV show him holding
the guitar in a similar way (of course) to the '70s shows.

I think THIS IS ELVIS shows ELvis doing
"Shake Rattle and Roll /Flip, Flop & Fly" where he has a touch of his
heavier '70s look facially. And his "stance" is very similiar.

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:13 am

Very nice pictures! I have never seen those before!

JEFF d
Elvis fan

Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:36 am

You're welcome JEFF d! The original cover of RCA's Frankie and Johnny Soundtrack LP had Elvis' Girl Happy head placed on his Frankie and Johnny body! Make sense? Those aresholes (just like those in this thread complaining about the pics I upload in the wrong forum!) in the art department (notably Tom Parker) covering up his weight, should of been shot, on sight! I would love to see an unedited cover photo!
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Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:55 am

Funky; I´ve said it before but I´ll say it again - fantastic pictures, man!
Wasn´t the Frankie And Johnny cover corrected on the FTD release?

Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:21 pm

FA, I liked them as well. But I have one request -- in the future can you scale such photos down from (approximate) 1000 X 1400 pixel size? I know that you don't usually post in such large dimensions.

DJC