Elvis' favourite Jumpsuit to be auctioned. Over 400 music
memorabilia items, including items once owned by Elvis, The Beetles, Marilyn Monroe are being auctioned by
www.Gottahaveit.com. Included are Elvis'
Peacock Jumpsuit (see image below) and Elvis' 1967 Clambake Millionaire
Elvis Presley's iconic stage costumes from the concert era of his career, 1969-1977 officially opened
in the visitor center at Elvis' Graceland Mansion in Memphis. While the permanent exhibits at Graceland include: 16
jumpsuits and 56 dazzling Elvis stage outfits. The displays chart the evolution of the design of Elvis' stage-wear, from simple two-piece karate-inspired suits to the famed "jumpsuits" with elaborate rhinestone and matching capes. A selection of accessories, photographs and performance footage complete the exhibit.
After focusing much of the 1960s on his career as an actor, not performing in front of a live audience for over seven years, the triumph of Elvis' 1968 concert television special prompted a permanent return to the concert stage with a sold-out, critically acclaimed month-long Las Vegas engagement in the summer of 1969. Elvis did not want to wear a tuxedo, which was basically the uniform of male crooners working in that town. He was going there to rock.