Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The man and his jumpsuits

The news that Bill Belew has died made me think of all the jumpsuits he designed. A lot of them are at display at Graceland, and when I visited there in 2005 it was an impressing sight seeing the most famous of them all, the American Eagle jumpsuit, together with all those gold records in the Racquetball court.


Maybe you want to own your own Elvis stage costume? A while back Elvis Turquoise jumpsuit was sold for $210 000 on eBay, but if you don't have that kind of money you can get a copy nearly a hundred times cheaper here.

Returning to Bill Belew, Elvis Australia has an interesting interview with him from 2005. Among other things, you can read about the laser suit he worked on at the time of Elvis death.

Finally, if you want to know what jumpsuit Elvis wore on a particular show, visit the Jumpsuit Index on elvisconcerts.com. (And don't miss their article about the Cisko Kid suits, worn both on and off stage by Elvis.)

3 comments:

eiramenna said...

I followed the EP In Concert link. Thanks! Along the way I happened upon Brian's Elvis Corner where I found quite a few great Elvis pics I haven't seen before - or, if I have, I now at least can place them in context of time and place.

Galosback said...

You have a wonderful blog about The King. Very very nice.
Keep the good work! TCB

The Queen said...

I agree with galosback! This is a great blog! Personal yet informative.