Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:49 pm
Over the books I've read, I've concluded myself that Elvis was most likely 5' 11"
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:05 pm
TJ wrote:Vissie wrote:Steve_M wrote:That would be the book it is from, but do you know the source for it? does the book give the source ?
I thought you were asking me what my source was for the initial statement. I'm sorry, but I don't know the source for the statement made in the book.
Over the books I've read, I've concluded myself that Elvis was most likely 5' 11" tall w/o lifts. However, he often wore 2" heels + lifts in his boots/shoes to appear taller. Nothing wrong with that, imo.
5'11 a little too low I think. 6'0 is mentioned about 6 times on those documents and 5'11 once. I think he was measured at 6'0 a year before for his pre-induction physical, and then more than once during his time in service. He could have been rounded up, but they wouldn't have given him a full inch, so his normal walk around height wasn't as low as 5'11 back then. The rogue 5'11 was I think the first measurement on induction day, when he had been up probably 24 hrs - the guy didn't sleep the night before induction. Under those circumstances, it would be really odd if he'd been at his optimum height. In fact it would have been pretty much medically impossible. That said, a full inch would be quite a lot to lose unless they rounded down because he was below the half. Not sure about the autopsy height, but it's possible he could have lost a little by then anyway with the illnesses and carrying around so much weight. Also it's not very reliable measuring someone lying down.
Vissie, you've just posted 3 different sets of evidence that Elvis was indeed 6ft tall, and then you say you've come to a different conclusion!
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