Author Archives: Larry Geller

About Larry Geller

Before becoming Elvis Presley's personal hairstylist, spiritual mentor and confidant in 1964, I worked with the famed Jay Sebring in the very first men's hair styling salon. Our clientele read like a Hollywood Who's Who: Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, Peter Sellers, Rock Hudson and many more. The last time I did Elvis' hair was for his funeral in August of 1977.

Someday

All our lives are abundantly graced with a variety of mentors, lights and mirrors in whatever form they might appear. Some we recognize, some we don’t; some have gone on. To all those who have crossed and even stumbled onto … Continue reading

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Elvis’ Crowning Glory

ELVIS’ CROWNING GLORY “Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force of the twentieth century,” proclaimed the renowned conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein.  “He introduced the beat to everything, and he changed everything, music, language, clothes, it’s a whole new social revolution-the sixties … Continue reading

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VOICES

“Ya know, I can remember when I was just a little guy, couldn’t’ have been more’n four or five years old, I heard a voice talkin’ to me, like it was in my head.  I just figured it was my … Continue reading

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Priscilla or Ann-Margaret?

A few days into production on “Girl Happy,” Ann-Margret came to visit Elvis on the set.  We were filming all night on the back lot of MGM, famous for many classic movies going back to the golden era of Hollywood.  … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Jesse Garon

What is my role, my duty, my goal, amidst this bewildering breathtaking drama in which I find myself involved? The life and death of his stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon, was a precious mystery to Elvis, an indelible part of … Continue reading

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Elvis’ Last Birthday

January 8, 1977.  We were in Palm Springs at Elvis’ house, having a wonderful, carefree time, looking forward to the year ahead.  After I finished doing his hair in the bedroom he put on his black suit – he looked … Continue reading

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Gone…But Not Forgotten

As the years go by, our memories become like a dense forest through which we make our way along familiar, well-trodden paths.  Unnoticed smaller paths branch out, often leading to half-forgotten memories.  I recently came upon such a path and … Continue reading

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The Sex Symbol

The Sex Symbol Life in Elvis’ world was always interesting and often unpredictable. I remember one afternoon in December of 1965; we were discussing the history and origin of the Christian church as I was blow drying Elvis’ hair upstairs … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ With Elvis

Cruisin’ With Elvis What an experience!  Living for four days in an atmosphere of all Elvis, all the time; sharing a unique world with over two thousand people who love and deeply appreciate Elvis.  I wouldn’t have missed it for … Continue reading

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Meditation Garden

Meditation Garden at Graceland Elvis Presley’s creativity was certainly evident in his music: in his vocal presentation, his performance on stage, and in every aspect of his career.  But his creativity went beyond that arena; it was infused into every … Continue reading

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