Friday, January 8, 2016

The Naming of the Jumpsuits

I caught the beginning of the Elvis docudrama called This is Elvis and in it they showed his crew getting the hotel suite ready for his arrival. Setting out snacks and flower arrangements,putting up foil on his windows, neatly arranging his sunglasses on the vanity, that sort of stuff. And then there was a shot of guys pulling in all of his bedazzled jumpsuits, including a rack just for his enormous belts. Oh man. You just can't beat Old Fat Sweaty Elvis.

This naturally took me on an internet search for an archive of all of Elvis' jumpsuits, which I found because we live in wondrous times. Here, have a look. But if you don't have the time, here are a few of my favorites, with their names (of COURSE they have names).

The Blue Swirl

The Chinese Dragon

The Mexican Sundial

The Pharaoh (with cape!)

The Blue Aztec

And the greatest of them all, The American Eagle

Why don't you start your weekend right and watch it in action:

1 comment:

sarahgurl said...

He wears the HECK out of those!