coffin photo
Lidia Smith

Brinkley, AR

#21 Feb 25, 2008
Lee wrote:
<quoted text>You know, I never thought of this before, but the whole thing might have just been faked. Not his death, the picture. Anyone who could say he's been near the body could call the National Enquirer and say they had the pics and then fake them. Some guy, the cousin, was smart enough to do that.
I wish I'd thought of that!
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#22 Feb 25, 2008
Lidia Smith wrote:
<quoted text>I wish I'd thought of that!
WERE YOU THERE?
Complicated Lady

United States

#23 Feb 28, 2008
This is very sad. I went to TCB WORLD and saw the photo and it is much clearer than I remember it in the National Enquirer. I did not think that seeing him in his coffin (real or not) would effect me so much, but even thirty years later.....

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#24 Feb 28, 2008
Complicated Lady wrote:
This is very sad. I went to TCB WORLD and saw the photo and it is much clearer than I remember it in the National Enquirer. I did not think that seeing him in his coffin (real or not) would effect me so much, but even thirty years later.....
Yes, a lot of us that love him don't like to think of him that way. Easier to deal with by remembering him laughing, smiling, singing, flirting, and being our Elvis.
Charla

Tyler, TX

#25 Feb 28, 2008
Sometimes when I read certain things about Elvis, sweet & wonderful things he did for other people, things he said, just how absolutley human he was, it really gets to me..especially if I'm reading about his death. Then I'll hear the utube of him laughing, or see one of those beautiful pictures (smiling/flirting like TCB~girl said!) and of course it's for sure easier to think of him that way. That way with anyone you love though...and I never even met him or came close!:)
DMV

Europe

#26 Feb 29, 2008
Just to add to this, he has the concave nose in the coffin because he was found face down on the floor and had been there for quite some time which would disfigure anybodys nose.
Lee

Redmond, WA

#27 Feb 29, 2008
DMV wrote:
Just to add to this, he has the concave nose in the coffin because he was found face down on the floor and had been there for quite some time which would disfigure anybodys nose.
I think that would have flattened the tip of his nose, not made it concave.
DMV

Europe

#28 Mar 1, 2008
If you have time, lie on the floor face down for about 3 hours and then look in the mirror, I'd say there would be a bit more flattening than just the tip.
Charla

Tyler, TX

#29 Mar 1, 2008
when I would read stories about people saying that he didn't look like himself at his funeral, I always thought the same as above, that his nose of course would be somehow mis-shapen because of how he was on the floor face down, and also...well, at my father's funeral, of course it looked like him but not how I chose to remember him...we are all going to look a little not like ourselves after being embalmed and i think in most cases they have to put some sort of make up on them otherwise our skin would not be the same color as when we were alive, so that might make him look more 'waxen'... still a morbid thought, all of it, but death is part of life, right? I could never work in a funeral parlor though. I was once a nurses aide years ago and we had one patient die while i was on duty. I had the job of getting the patient ready and cleaned up for the funeral home to come get her. I quit after that and had nightmares for a while... it wasn't that horrible but it was just emotionally disturbing so I'm glad we have people that can handle that type of work....i know that may be a little off-subject. No one wants to die (usually) but I keep in mind what i said above, and try to remember, that death is part of life...and I believe that it is not the end. Think of all the people who've had near death experiences... it gives me some comfort at least.
Charla

Tyler, TX

#30 Mar 1, 2008
one other thought...people are always wondering why Lisa or even Priscilla do not sue, on Elvis' behalf...that is one time I would think they would have sued the paper or magazine that put that picture on the front page. I know i would have, if it was me!
Janie

United States

#31 Mar 1, 2008
They should have never taken the picture in the first place!
EP4LYF

Melbourne, Australia

#32 Mar 2, 2008
Janie wrote:
They should have never taken the picture in the first place!
I OFTEN WONDER HOW THE COUSIN TOOK THE PHOTO IN THE FIRST PLACE WITHOUT ANYONE SEEING HIM DO IT.
Steve

Bradford, UK

#33 Mar 8, 2008
He was seen taking the photgraph thats why they knew who had taken it! One person at the funeral thought the reason he had taken it was for himself and personal use, no one ever dreamed it would be to sell it simplely because no one else would have stopped so low as to do this.
Complicated Lady

United States

#34 Mar 8, 2008
Charla wrote:
one other thought...people are always wondering why Lisa or even Priscilla do not sue, on Elvis' behalf...that is one time I would think they would have sued the paper or magazine that put that picture on the front page. I know i would have, if it was me!
This has happened to a lot of other celebrities and has anyone ever sued for this? Perhaps it is not possible.
Steve

Bradford, UK

#35 Mar 8, 2008
What was it they were supposed to be suing for? Vernon allowed Elvis to lie in state and let people in to view the body thus setting the tone for lack of decency, privacy and for family and friends only. So by creating an open house gave credence to others to take photographs and sell them. No case to answer to, lack of decency and taste will always out because if people had not have purchased a copy of that particular issue they would have taken it off the stands due to lack of sales. People bought it so they continue to publish, supply and demand always conquers taste and decency.
Complicated Lady

United States

#36 Mar 8, 2008
Only one person did take a photo and it was a relative (wasn't it?) and if so he would have been allowed to the private funeral and could have taken the photo anyway.

“....may God bless you, Adios”

Since: Jul 07

Viva Las Vegas

#37 Mar 8, 2008
Complicated Lady wrote:
Only one person did take a photo and it was a relative (wasn't it?) and if so he would have been allowed to the private funeral and could have taken the photo anyway.
Good point. Yes, a distant cousin named either Bobby Mann or Billy Mann (I have seen it both ways) took the picture for the N.E. and supposedly got $18,000 fast buckaroos for his betrayal of Elvis.:(
Baxter

Kyle, TX

#38 Mar 8, 2008
any Elvis fans, I just released an Elvis Print edition of 77 to commemorate his death in 77.

-Baxter
www.baxterorr.com

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/231888860...
Momerath10over6

Millersville, PA

#39 Mar 16, 2008
does anyone know how much that photo might be worth now? i found a very old copy of this photo in a yard sale, just wondering :) thanks

Since: Mar 08

Salerno - Campania Italy

#40 Mar 17, 2008
In fact tell many stories about photos of the coffin, but I make an application, if the photos of the coffin are false and then Elvis is not inside, because all of this? If Elvis is dead because "fake" his death? All rounds of business?

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