When I surf deep into the internet looking for interesting stuff, I never know what I’ll stumble upon. This week it was an Elvis paper doll book. After additional focused searching, I found a few more:
I wonder who else besides Elvis and Buddy Holly they had in this one. If it included Little Richard, I would love to see the outfits they created for him.
This one is interesting. It had cut-outs to make Elvis look like a private eye and polo player (above) plus a tennis player, a business man, and several other outfits. Seems like they could have used a more flattering photo of Elvis’ body.
Elvis’ body looks better in this cover drawing, but his head is too small for it.
Elvis’ body looks great on this one, but the artist didn’t capture his face.
And this is the one where I found a wonderful collection of outfits for girls to put on Elvis. It actually had three Elvis body images – in different poses.
I have taken to calling them Skinny Elvis, Grumpy Elvis, and Stocky Elvis. I guess I shouldn’t be picky, but the right arm on Skinny Elvis looks deformed, and the right leg on Grumpy Elvis is too short.
In addition to three Elvis’, there was also a bonus:
How about that? This Elvis paper doll book included Priscilla. I must say, they got all her body parts just right.
So let’s take a look at all four models and the clothes that could be put on them.
I don’t know why this wasn’t given a name.
Million Seller? They should have named it the Gold Lame Suit.
This and the next one were titled “In the Army”
You can really see the short leg on this one.
You’ve gotta love a paper doll that includes a hound dog.
A group of jumpsuits were grouped together without no names shown on some and strange one for others
The movie outlets all had correct names.
You don’t see many references to The Singer Special. Although Singer sponsored the show, history remembers it as The 68 Comeback Special. The alternate hair offered here would work with all the jumpsuits. It would have been better to draw the longer hair on one of the three models.
Wow. Three Hawaiian shirts, two accessories, and swim trunks.
The paper doll book contained the outfits both Elvis and Priscilla wore at their wedding. Here they are together.
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