Tuesday, May 28, 2013

“All Shook Up” with the Elvis Festival at Lake George

It’s here again, the Elvis Festival at Lake George with five days of fun and amazing talent. If you can't attend the entire five days at least get up for one of the days. If you’re an Elvis fan, you can’t miss this. There are six categories of competition for cash and prizes. Fans will vote for their favorite Elvis. The winner will be competing in Memphis, TN in August. If you haven’t been to “The King's” home in Memphis, this would be a grand time to visit. Every time I visit I’m marveled at how famous Elvis was and still is.

Elvis was known for his ‘gyrating hips.’ These hips were considered sinful and outrageous to the older generation but to his fans he was enduring.  His appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956 is said to have helped Elvis move toward the mainstream.

It is said that Ed Sullivan did not want Elvis on his show until he saw that Elvis brought in 60,000 viewers on the Steve Allen Show. Elvis was paid $50,000 for his appearance.

Elvis starred in 33 successful films and globally sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. He received 14 Grammy nominations with three wins, and was named "One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation" for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. He honorably served his country in the United States Army.

Why is Elvis still so endearing? It’s been said that men wanted to be just like him, and women wanted him! He was hot even by today’s standards and described as being kind and compassionate as well as being extremely talented.  Elvis is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century.

This year Rolex has produced a video to honor the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It features the history of Elvis' Rolex King Midas. Elvis wore the Limited-Edition Rolex King Midas which can be seen in several iconic photos and videos. It is currently being auctioned with starting bid at twenty-five thousand five hundred dollars.

Elvis was noted for his signature jumpsuits designed by costumer Bill Belew and his team. It’s rumored that he had over 245 jumpsuits with one being sold for two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

In Elvis's two 1970 Las Vegas engagements, the first one-piece gabardine outfits (jumpsuits) appeared. Decked out with high Napoleonic collars, Italian-style pointed sleeve cuffs and flared legs.  See more at Elvis Presley's jumpsuit exhibit.  Here are some last minute props for the Elvis Festival. You can go to The Costumer and check out  Elvis’s gold  costume.

Here’s a white jumpsuit complete with flared legs.

We have several Elvis outfit’s that are sure to get you noticed.

Maybe you would like some big Elvis hair. Personally, I love these guitar necklaces to wear around your neck.  We have lots of others props, sunglasses and more jewelry.

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