'Turban' Footage Discovered

A 1min54 clip can be seen on YouTube with footage of Elvis wearing a turban. The pictures are well known, but it is for the first time that we see this moment in video. Elvis visits Dave Hebblers karate studio in California (1972). We see Elvis surrounded by students who are asking for an autograph.

Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Apr 9, 2010 
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gbalaban (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 13, 2010report abuse
I always read that he was having a "bad hair day" and that is why he wore the turban. At least that is how I remember it, so don't get upset if I am wrong because I could be.
Mystery Rider (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
Elvis wearing a Turban in 1972 may have come from his appearance at Madison Square Garden, they always held the Circus there and maybe the Colonel wanted him to open the show as a clown act (colonel of course getting his usual 50 percent)
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
He's definately pranking here! No doubt about it!
Ruthie (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 12, 2010report abuse
As ridiculous as the turban is, it is no more ridiculous than the Indian (as in country of India) dress that the Beatles used to wear in their LSD days or, as the press put it, their "mystic" period.
boppin bob (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2010report abuse
Has anyone thought that Elvis might just be fooling around I feel that if you watch the footage he seems to be reading peoples reactions. At times we read too much into things. After all we know he had a wicked sense of humour.!!
oldrooty (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 11, 2010report abuse
So what that he is wearing a turban, what's the problem? As we know Elvis was into a lot of different religions and philosophies. I think this shows someone with an open mind, unlike some of the comments here.
Harvey Alexander (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 10, 2010report abuse
Someone should really have been watching his medication intake. A turban? Holy moly!
fordy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
Fantastic! It just goes to show that there's more unseen footage out there, and that i'm sure there is plenty more to come. Seen the pictures many times, but i've never been able to find and account of why he was wearing a turban. DOES ANYONE KNOW THE STORY BEHIND THIS???
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
How come this never made one of Tunzi's overpriced Hot Shots & Cool Clips DVDs? By the way, was the King missing his Harum Scarum days or what?
Tony C (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
This is an amazing find, nice to see it shared on YouTube.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
What the F---. Is this the King or Michael Jackson I'm seeing on this tape.
2kisses&3scarfs (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
This is a great little video clip! Any more information about this? Whose the girl in the clip on the far right? Anyone know? It's not Priscilla, could it be Joyce Bova?
ranskal (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 9, 2010report abuse
I love seeing candid footage like this, although the people there were acting a bit goofy while on camera, even the adults. I'm not sure what the turban is all about, hopefully it was karate related and not religion related. I also wonder what time of the year it was filmed, was it near the Elvis On Tour shows, the Madison Square Garden shows, or the end of the year near the Aloha shows. Thanks for sharing it.

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