in praise of priscilla presley’s beehive

margaret heldt, the inventor of the beehive hairdo, has died, ya’ll. long live beehive hair.

priscilla beaulieu

priscilla beaulieu

in googling pictures of beehives yesterday in homage, i was struck by the recurrence of photographs of priscilla presley. and also by the staggering awesome enormity of her epic hair.

priscilla beaulieu

priscilla beaulieu

for real.

wedding 2

priscilla and elvis presley

wedding

priscilla and elvis presley

there’s something to be said about her commit to truly epic eyeliner too, but that is a story for a different day.

big hair when hanging out.

priscilla and elvis presley

priscilla and elvis presley

big hair when jetting around.

priscilla and elvis presley

priscilla and elvis presley

big hair when driving.

priscilla presley

priscilla presley

big hair in california.

priscilla and elvis presley

priscilla and elvis presley

big hair after giving birth.

priscilla and elvis presley with lisa marie

priscilla and elvis presley with lisa marie

big hair when blue.

priscilla presley

priscilla presley

for the record though, priscilla has regrets.

in a 1996 interview, presley “dodged questions about Elvis, her daughter Lisa Marie’s marriage to Michael Jackson, and her opinion on whether O.J. Simpson was innocent in the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend.” she did, however, admit: “I look back at those pictures and I’m horrified.”

if she could go back and change her beehive hairdo, hair color, and eye-makeup, she said she would.

thank god for no time travel.

priscilla

priscilla beaulieu

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