Thanks to a strike by the newspapers in Cleveland Ohio the then 17 year old Lew Allen, writing for the school's magazine, was the only photographer to "shoot" Elvis during two performances in November 1956 in the Cleveland Arena. Just two days before Elvis' first movie "Love Me Tender" had premiered. These images of Elvis (and other rock and roll stars like Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka en The Everly Brothers) are currently on display in the "Birth Of Rock" exhibition which is part of the "Footsteps Of Elvis" exhibition.
Lew Allen informed us that next year a photobook with his images will be released through a UK publisher. According to Lew Allen his pictures, with one exception, have not been published before (but at least three are available on-line from poster shops, see our shop section).