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Elvis: A King In The Making

May 15, 2007 | Book
In August the book "Elvis '56 - In The Beginning" by Alfred Wertheimer will be re-issued with the title "Elvis: The King In The Making". Foreword is written by Peter Guralnick.

From the publisher Carlton Books Ltd:

"In 1956, a 21-year-old singer called Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his career. Alfred Wertheimer, a young New York freelance photojournalist, was asked by Elvis' new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. In the course of this one-day assignment, Wertheimer was so struck by the charisma of this stunningly photogenic performer, that, whenever time and budget permitted, he felt compelled to continue to document Elvis and the everyday moments in his life during that crucial year. Wertheimer's unobtrusive photographs of Elvis in performance, with his fans, and in the recording studio, as well as at home with his family, were the first and last unguarded look at the King of Rock 'n' Roll, and present a uniquely intimate portrait of one of the world's most famous cultural figures." Released as a hardback with 224 pages. ISBN: 1844421228.
Source:Elvis Information Network
Steve V wrote on May 15, 2007
Milk those photos Alfred, milk em more! I dont have enough books with them.
stanton wrote on May 16, 2007
I bought Elvis at 21- mostly Wertheimer Pictures in it. The Wertheimer collection meanwhile is - at least through my eyes- more than just photography, it is sophisticated art.