Meeting in the Military, Joe Esposito was one of the few northerners in Elvis’ inner circle.
Diamond Joe, as he became known, was the main go-between Elvis and Col Parker, the longest term “foreman” of the Memphis Mafia and co-best man at Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding with Marty Lacker – the other notherner – but who had gone to high school with Elvis.
Joe with the Elvis group on leave in Paris and then in Hollywood.
Joe, Marty Lacker, Elvis & Pris, George Klien and Billy Smith and a rare Pris and a Joe photo.
Esposito is the photographer and home movie source for most of the Elvis at home images, and he’s published more books than the other Memphis Mafia members.