When I come up with an idea for an ElvisBlog post, I often go to Google Images to find some new pictures to supplement what I’ve already got in my files. As I scroll down through all the choices, sometimes I see one that I know I had created by modifying an original photo slightly to get rid of extraneous stuff. (For example, the rest of the couch on either side of Elvis above.)
So, I saw one of mine on Google and clicked on it. But that didn’t’ take me to ElvisBlog. It took me to Pinterest. Somebody had liked the picture and pinned it there. To my utter delight, I discovered there are dozens of categories of Elvis photos to browse through.
I found many, many pictures that were worthy of saving to my files, and in no time I had enough for this post. Let’s take a look at some.
How do you like this outfit? The tag under it on Pinterest said, “Two-toned Wine Glass Leather Two-piece – One of four similar leather suits Elvis wore during 1974.” I’ve never seen Elvis in this before. At first glance, this almost looks like George Harrison.
This is tagged as a screen grab from G.I. Blues, and the Army insignia seems to verify that. Next time I watch the movie, I’ll be on the lookout for Elvis making this face.
Some of the pics on Pinterest are obviously Photoshopped, and some make you wonder if they are. I’m guessing this is Photoshopped for two reasons. Look at the uncropped stuff beside Priscilla’s arm. But the big red flag is her huge right hand – big enough to palm a basketball.
This one looks legit.
They don’t make panties like this anymore, do they? I wish I had created a category for “Stuff Thrown on Stage as Elvis Performs.” You wouldn’t believe all the different items fans have showered Elvis with.
The tag said simply “Atlanta, 1976.” So, did somebody toss the hat on stage, or did Elvis bring it out from backstage to wear and celebrate the Bi-centennial?
The tag on this one was very informative. “March 26, 1976, Memphis, Elvis spots a traffic accident, pulls over, gets out of his car, walks to the scene of the accident and offers the stunned participants any help they need.”
I looked for more information on this, and found that Elvis pulled out his police badge to justify his presence on the scene. He sure did love those law-enforcement badges.
This is so cool. Somebody recognized that this orchid looks like an Elvis jumpsuit. For the record, it is a Monkey orchid found in Famagusta, Cyprus.
How about Elvis showing off his moves in those baggy Zoot Suit pants.
Have you ever seen Elvis wearing a bathrobe? This shot is identified as Elvis and Sonny West on the beach while Blue Hawaii was being filmed in 1961. I’m guessing the third guy with his back to us is Red West.
There was no tag on this, so I’ll label it “Elvis with a Rod Stewart hairdo.”
I guess this is legit. Does anybody know what a Grit button is?
This is just adorable. I hope it’s not Photoshopped, but I’m guessing it is.
This is a shot of Linda Thompson at Elvis’ funeral. I’m sorry, Linda, but that was not the right wardrobe choice for mourning Elvis.
I’ve collected many photos of Elvis playing football, but this is the first time I’ve seen him doing it while wearing glasses.
Study this photo for a minute. Did you figure out that this is the back of Elvis’ head while he is performing on stage?
You might think this was a publicity photo for King Creole. However, before I cropped off a lot of extraneous stuff off the right side, you could see it was a casual moment backstage.
We’ll end with this incredible shot. I certainly hope it’s a real photo. Does anybody know?
I thought this was a lot of fun. There are many more photos, so we’ll do it again.
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