London, South Kensington
29 May 1997
A one-piece racing driver's overall in ivory cotton decorated with a sky blue stripe appliquéd to the side seams, the zip-fastening front embroidered with pale blue lettering above the slanted left breast pocket spelling the character's name Steve, labelled inside Hinchman, Indianapolis -- made for Elvis Presley as the stock car racing champion Steve Grayson in the 1968 film Speedway; and a corresponding still (2)
The vendor Prince "Stash" Klossowski de Rola, purchased this costume from the MGM costume auction in 1970 whilst working in Los Angeles with Roger Vadim and Gene Roddenberry on the film Pretty Maids All In A Row. Presley was apparently on the same lot as Prince Stash Klossowski de Rola at M.G.M. working on the post production for the film Elvis - That's The Way It Is.
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ZMIJEWSKY, Steven and Boris The Films And Career Of Elvis Presley, U.S.A. Citadel Press Book, 1991, pp.192-196, p.194 (illus.)
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