Here are the details of the new Alfred Wertheimer book "Elvis: A King in the Making". This 224 pages book, with a pre-face by Peter Guralnick, will be released August 8, 2007 (ISBN: 1844421228).
"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."