Collection Info

DeCeasar, Lawrence (Larry Langtry)

Span Dates: 1996-2002

Volume: not available


Included in the Lawrence DeCeasar (Larry Langtry) Collection are music, photographs and costumes that Langtry wore while playing the piano.

Hist/Bio Note

Lawrence DeCeasar (1931-2002), also known as Larry Langtry and Silver Dollar Larry, had a long career as a ragtime piano player, working in saloons from New Orleans to Juneau, Alaska. Self-trained, he had previously worked as a fry cook. DeCeasar was also a certified minister with the Church of God Within and was a spiritualist and metaphysician.

Finding Aid

A finding aid is available at the archives of the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California. Contact information is available at the website.


This collection is held at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA).

Index Terms

Neo-PaganLangtry, LarryCaliforniaGay spiritualityGays -- Religious LifeGays -- United States -- History -- 20th Century -- SourcesChurch of God