Presley Estate in Palm Springs with Larry Geller
I recently discovered a new landmark in California worth checking out. A friend told me about the Presley estate in Palm Springs. We had the chance to be part of a special taping for an Elvis video by Larry Geller. Before becoming Elvis Presley's personal hairstylist in1964, Larry Geller worked with the famed Jay Sebring in the very first men's hair styling salon in Los Angeles. On a sad note, Jay Sebring was unfortunately a victim in the Manson murders. On my visit we toured the Presley estate and were part of the audience for Larry Geller as he recounted his life and times with Elvis and the history of the home.
"On April 14th, 1970, Elvis and Priscilla Presley closed escrow on their Palm Springs desert dream home. Along with their two-year-old daughter, Lisa Marie, the Presley’s moved into the only property they ever owned in this internationally famous southern California city.
Although Elvis and Priscilla rented a smaller residence in Palm Springs for a short period of time in the late sixties and spent their first night of marriage in that leased property, the only home that bears the famous Presley name on a California Deed of Trust in Palm Springs is this Chino Canyon residence.
Today, this sprawling 5100 square foot mansion situated on nearly two prime desert acres located high up in a popular area of north Palm Springs, has been designated as an historic property. By law, the Presley home must be maintained as it was when Elvis himself first walked through the front door of this spectacular trophy estate."
Larry Geller (right), Elvis Presley (center), Elvis' manager
Colonel Tom Parker (left) on location at Dodger stadium for Spinout
Video recording in living room
Elvis picture in living room