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Philadelphia 1974 puzzle

Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:53 pm

Studying the photos on Paul's site http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid- ... ppy74.html with Elvis' departure from Philly I spotted a couple that does NOT fit in.
If you look at these two you'll notice that Joe Esposito has different shirts on in the photos so can't be from same day's departure.
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If you look at this next photo you'll see that Elvis wears a couple of rings on his right hand which he does NOT in the other photos from his departure. So this couldn't be from that same departure.
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Next is from same departure as the one right above.
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Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:38 pm

Brian, looks like Joe just took his jacket off because his shirt does look similar, though it's hard to tell since one is in black and white. Maybe EP put the rings on in the limo.

Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:40 pm

Last edited by Steve_M on Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:09 pm

Steve_M wrote:Can't really add anything to that Brian, except to say that there's footage of him leaving the hotel in the first pic and I now notice the guy with the camera on the left of the pic as being the one who took the footage.


Just to add to this, the guy in the far left of the first pic of Brian's photo from the hotel dressed in a white coat with some sort of a logo, looks like the same guy at the airport in the second last pic from Paul's pics to the far right. What do you guys think? He's got a funky hairdo, similar to comedian Marty Allen I believe.
http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid- ... ppy74.html

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:31 pm

Joe, I got no problem with guy in the white coat and funny haircut. Those two are definitely from same day.

It's the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of my photos above that do not fit in with the rest on that page.

It's definitely two different shirts as you can see better in this photo.
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In the photo where you see Elvis on the stairs above (number 3) you'll notice Red West wears a jacket while in the photos from outside the hotel he wears a shirt and a west.

I still say there are photos from two occasions on Paul's page.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:42 pm

By the way, did you all notice the TCB logo to the right of the door on the plane in the last two photos on http://www.elvis-collectors.com/candid- ... ppy74.html

My image-shack doesn't work right now so can't post the photos.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:46 am

But is that Joe in the second photo of your post Brian - it's hard to say...but if you guys figure it out , let me know :wink:

Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:48 am

Notice Esposito' shirt in these images! Notice all of Joe's subtle differences! You are right! Definately from a different day!
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Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:37 pm

You guys are right, even Vernon's clothes are different!

Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:56 pm

thefunkyangel wrote:Notice Esposito' shirt in these images! Notice all of Joe's subtle differences! You are right! Definately from a different day!
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These are Elvis leaving the Philadelphia Hilton on June 23, 1974 - so I'll have to move a couple over there...

Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:20 am

Paul, I totally agree that the last TWO are from the Philadelphia Hilton, June 23, 1974. On my copies which I bought from photographer Lin Hammerschmidt back in 1980 it says exactly so. However, I believe they're from ARRIVING at the Hilton. He probably flew in from Providence, R.I. in the morning hours. After a couple of hours rest all the guys as well as Elvis changed clothes and we see them heading for the afternoon show in completely different clothing.

The first one does not fit in here. Why would Elvis take off his Maltese Cross but put on a ring on his right hand while walking the corridors. And Joe Esposito has suddenly put on his jacket and carries a lot of books or something.

I believe that the following photos belong together. Notice the rings on Elvis' hand in the first and third photo and that the photos are all taken from his right side.
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They do NOT fit in with the other photos of Elvis' departure from the Hilton and boarding the plane at the airport. Notice that Vernon in the first photo wears completely different clothes than the white suit when leaving the Hilton. See below.
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So here we have Elvis leaving two different cities.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:05 am

So let me get this straight! This is Presley leaving Providence, June 23rd

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and this is him arriving (w/ Maltese Cross) in Philadelphia, later that morning!???? Hmmm, very interesting!

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Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:08 pm

Not necessarily Funky.
I mean, if Elvis stayed overnight in Providence and left sometime in the morning (as the photos of the departure clearly are during daylight) all the guys would have slept all night, showered in the morning before departure for Philly. Would they ALL change clothes AGAIN after checking in at the hotel just after a couple of hours flight from Providence to Philly?? I doubt that very much.

It's more likely that the four photos I posted are from another day on the tour. I guess that even back in 1974 it was possible to get their clothes washed, dried and ironed while on tour.

I also hesitate to believe that the two photos you suggest are from leaving Providence are actually from the same occasion. If you look at Vernon in your first photo you'll see that he has on what looks like a red jacket while in the first of my four photos it looks like a totally differnt jacket. Although, I must admit it's hard to judge the colour in that photo.

Anybody out there with photos from other cities on that tour?? That would probably help tremendously.

Sincerely
Brian
http://www.brian56.dk

Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:23 pm

For security reasons, Vernon & the other guys around Elvis, would often change clothes several times at an event.

So don't be fooled !