Mr. Wertheimer photographed Elvis at 21, when he was sneaking a kiss and on the cusp of stardom.
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This March 17, 1956, photo shows Elvis Presley and band members Scotty Moore on guitar, Bill Black on bass and DJ Fontana on drums, during a live performance on Stage Show. The photograph is included in the book, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll, by author-photographer Alfred Wertheimer and published by Taschen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.
LOS ANGELES — Photographer Alfred Wertheimer got a call in 1956 to take publicity pictures of a young singer he had never heard of. [...] most of Mr. Wertheimer’s photos offered rare, off-stage glimpses into Presley’s life before press access to him was tightly controlled. Mr. Wertheimer captured shots of Presley hanging out with friends shopping, greeting fans, rehearsing and, in one of the ...
The young photographer who snapped Elvis at 21 dies aged 85. Legendary Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, whose highly-publicised snaps of the star on his rise to fame, passed away on Sunday (October 19th 2014) aged 85.
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The photographer, who documented the 'Can't Help Falling in Love' hitmaker's early days as an entertainer, passed away from natural causes.
?There has been no other photographer that Elvis ever allowed to get as up close and personal in his life through photos as he did with Alfred," said Priscilla Presley