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karenatelvisdotcom wrote at 2006-07-11 01:49:33
Elvis did have plastic surgery on his nose and there are before and after pictures to compare the differences. Elvis thought his nose to be too big. This was done right about the time he chose black as his hair color (Elvis was a big time Tony Curtis fan)


Sandy wrote at 2006-12-17 13:41:38
I have to check this to make sure, but reportly Elvis had his nose slightly narrowed in 1956 or 57. I think before his first movie which would make it '56. they probably thought his nose photographed too wide. I think that Guralnick writes about it in his book, but I have to check. There was very little difference, and he was just as beautiful before. It does look slightly different in early photos however. The eyes may have been in 1975--don't know much about that yet.  


SARA wrote at 2007-07-04 00:15:15
Elvis underwent a face-lift on June 18, 1975


Goldenbrown wrote at 2008-08-09 19:15:30
In the book: Elvis & The Memphis Mafia, some of his most trusted lifelong aides and Cousin Billy, talk frankly about all aspects of Elvis' Life. One is that he did get his eyelids altered in the early 70's - though the end result was actually detrimental to his already beautiful looks - making his heavy-lidded bedroom eyes look more sleepy. His bodyguard and lifelong friend, Red West comments: "I coulda kicked his butt." In addition, Elvis had great bone-structure (unusually being mixed-race back then) and photos of him with his hair dyed at 19 show him looking almost identical to his peak in 1969. However, he had huge pock-marks in his skin - he covered this with make -up which he wore constantly, this and the use of eye-make up would have enhanced his natural beauty way above those of the average 1950's man - plus he dyed his natural red hair to create a Rudolph Valentino-like look very early on and that also showed up his face really well.



Finally, having said all that - in the 1969 comeback special DVD- in which his face looks almost supernaturally perfectly proportioned, there is actually a frame where he absent- mindedly appears to be plucking at his cheek - as if to plump up an implant....? He realises he is on camera and stops right away...


ladyoh wrote at 2008-08-16 16:44:11
I saw Elvis in the summer of 1954 in Troy Ohio. He definitely did not have bulging eyes. He had the same beautiful eyes that we all know and love.


Jackie Falkowski wrote at 2009-11-16 20:23:39
I have magazine titled Remembering Elvis Special collectors edition , Issue 1 of 3 .  Cover pages says "never before seen photos from the archives  of James J. Curtain.  It was published in 2002 and the acknolwledgements section says "All photos and information are from the provate collection of James J. Curtain Archives " it also gice the web address of www.elvisempire.com  .On page 21 the caption reads "Before he began his motion picture career, Elvis had some plastic surgery done to make himself more appealing to the camers.  In March of  1956 , he had the hump on his nose evened out, the dark shadows under his eyes were lightened, his nose was shortened and the nostrils narrowed and he had chin implants so his chin would appear more chisled and defoned". Who knows if that info is true.


E wrote at 2015-01-31 06:28:28
@Goldenbrown:Elvis' natural hair color was not red. I don't know why you'd come to that false conclusion, or where you got your false information, but perhaps you should study up before you post anything else as idiotic as your last post. Elvis' natural hair color was a sandy brown.  


Skip wrote at 2016-01-08 02:24:46
Elvis natural hair color can be seen in the movie Follow That Dream. It actually reflects Elvis respect for the material and the movie itself. Elvis knew this role wasn't him being Elvis. And many say his speech about his father in the courtroom scene easily is the definitive example that Elvis could act, quite surprisingly well by any acting standards.


Skip wrote at 2016-01-08 02:24:52
Elvis natural hair color can be seen in the movie Follow That Dream. It actually reflects Elvis respect for the material and the movie itself. Elvis knew this role wasn't him being Elvis. And many say his speech about his father in the courtroom scene easily is the definitive example that Elvis could act, quite surprisingly well by any acting standards.


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I'm sorry, but I can't answer questions on the value of Elvis memorabilia...I have a vast collection of things...and they are all priceless to me...so I never look for the value of an item. I cannot validify or counter the authenticity of any Elvis item or memorabilia....But I will glad to answer any question about Elvis and his life. I have "studied" Elvis since I was about 8 yrs. old. I am now 44. Have been to Graceland several times and try to go every year for the anniversary. In my spare time, I am all over the internet looking for anything to do with Elvis. My family calls me an "Elvis freak" instead of a fan...I`m very proud of that title...ha. I am not really into dates of song releases and such as that, but if you need to know anything about Elvis`s life, right down to what his mother called milk, I can answer just about anything. However, I cannot answer questions as to the value of items you may have. I loved Elvis very much and care deeply for his memory and will always be respectful of that as I would hope everyone will.

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