Post here your Elvis' pictures

31JULY1969?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:08 pm

As found on elvis matts forum (thanks Leroy):


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He is wearing a 2 piece suit (just like the night of the press conference) in stead of the karate-style suits. Is this a shot from the 31st July showcase?

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:33 pm

Simply, AWESOME! Well done! Thanks for the upload! Cheers! ie. could just maybe from the 0pening Night!

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:45 pm

FANTASTIC!!!

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:59 am

He had no idea at the time of that picture what he was getting himself into.

Two engagements a year and two shows a night until 1976.

Then on December 10, 1976, he tells his audience "I hate Las Vegas."

Great pic anyway.

Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:39 pm

It's not "maybe" from the opening show, it IS the opening show. Elvis started to wear the so called "Cossack Top Two-pieces" in August. There was a limitation on photo taking that night, that's why just a few pictures are known.
By the way: picture courtesey by Kenny.

Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:32 pm

Awesome picture, thanks Leroy! Is is me or do his sideburns seem different then at the press conference and other photos?

Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:16 pm

Is that a trophy in the corner of the picture???

Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:22 pm

edit out.
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Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:26 pm

Thanks for the picture :D

Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:32 pm

No, that's not a trophy. It a part of the music stand.

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:35 pm

Leroy wrote:No, that's not a trophy. It a part of the music stand.


What kind of stand?? Is there a clearer picture of this? Thanks!

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:56 pm

To put on sheet music for the orchestra or... in this case.... lyric sheets for Charlie Hodge.

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:57 am

as seen on the same forum (thanks marcel & leroy)
31 july 1969
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and other pics from august!
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Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:14 am

Thanks for these pictures

Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:01 am

Interesting that the mike lead goes back towards the Sweets :
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Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:25 pm

Elvis looked his best ever in Aug 69

Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:29 pm

Joe Car wrote:Awesome picture, thanks Leroy! Is is me or do his sideburns seem different then at the press conference and other photos?


Good observation Joe Car, however the parts of Elvis' sideburns with just a little bit hair doesn't show in this picture due to the heavy stage lightning. Therefore one would get the impression these picture could have been taken in 1968.

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:09 pm

It maybe a possibility that the shot pertains to one of the July 31st rehearsals!

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:37 pm

What´s happening here?

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Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:40 pm

Renan wrote:What´s happening here?


Hmmmmm..... not sure, but Elvis seems a little worried !

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:44 pm

Elvis is attending a show of the Hawaiian actor/singer Don Ho during his Vegas stay and was introduced and asked on stage. It seems they will kiss eachother but eventually they will both turn their heads.

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:45 pm

thefunkyangel wrote:It maybe a possibility that the shot pertains to one of the July 31st rehearsals!


No photographing allowed during the rehearsals. It was all deep secret.

Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:50 pm

Okay, I believe you :roll:

Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:39 pm

Leroy wrote:Elvis is attending a show of the Hawaiian actor/singer Don Ho during his Vegas stay and was introduced and asked on stage. It seems they will kiss eachother but eventually they will both turn their heads.


This is from Joe Esposito´s book Elvis... Intimate & Rare:

Don Ho and Elvis on stage at the Las Vegas Hilton. Don was performing there and we went to see his show. From the stage, Don introduced Elvis and asked Elvis if he would join him on stage. Elvis did, and they talked awhile and Don asked Elvis before he left to give him a kiss on the cheek. Elvis being a good sport, started to kiss him on the cheek, but Don turned to face Elvis and that´s when a hotel photographer took the picture. It looks like Elvis is kissing Don Ho. We found out later that this is part of Don´s show. I made the photographer give me the negative.

Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:02 pm

Marvellous pictures!

Thanks for sharing them!

Br
Kristian