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  • Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

    By Alfred Wertheimer

    Our Price: $349.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783836534239
    • Publisher: Taschen
    • Published: December 2012
    “Elvis who?” was photographer Al Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to shoot an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was—as we now know—about to become a legend. Trailing him like a shadow, Wertheimer was given unlimited access to get up close and personal with Elvis; even as the singer was seducing young women in dark hallways, he allowed the photographer to record his every move. Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its intimacy and unparalleled in its scope, Wertheimer’s Elvis project immortalized a young man in the very process of making history. (Just a month after he shot Elvis recording the “Don’t Be Cruel”/“Hound Dog” record, it became the first ever to top all three Billboard charts.)
  • Elvis 1956

    By Alfred Wertheimer

    Our Price: $14.97
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781599620732
    • Publisher: Welcome Books
    • Published: November 2009
    1956. It was the year Elvis released his first record, made his first television appearance, and started his movie career. It was the year he became a star. Alfred Werteimer, then a young freelance photojournalist, was there to document the extraordinary transition. Here--and including photographs of Elvis never before published--are images that are a national treasure: a unique visual record of one of the most exciting performers of his time, one of the most influential of all time, the first true icon of rock'n'roll. Here is the first and last unguarded look at Elvis, featuring images of him in every aspect of his life--from performance and with the fans, to recording studio and with his family.
  • Elvis at 21

    By Alfred Wertheimer

    Our Price: $395.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781933784113
    • Publisher: Pgw
    • Published: November 2006
    In 1956, a twenty-one-year-old Elvis Presley was at the beginning of his remarkable and unparalleled career and photographer Alfred Wertheimer was asked by Presley’s new label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. With unimpeded access to the young performer, Wertheimer was able to capture the unguarded and everyday moments in Elvis' life during that crucial year, a year that took him from Tupelo, Mississippi to the silver screen, and to the verge of international stardom and his crowning as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll.” As Alfred Wertheimer photographed Elvis during 1956, and again in 1958, he created classic images that are spontaneous, unrehearsed and completely without artifice. Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis are extraordinary and he appears almost ethereal, whether reading a newspaper while waiting for a cab, or washing his hands during one of his many train trips. After 1958 and Elvis’ induction into the army, the world seemingly forgot about Wertheimer’s magical photographs- for nineteen years- until Aug 16, 1977, the day Elvis died and Time Magazine called. “The phone hasn’t really stopped ringing in the last thirty years,” observes Wertheimer. Many of the photographs in this visual treasury are previously unpublished and some have become almost as famous as the man himself. Limited edition features: 1,500 copies, comes in a clamshell box with a signed photograph and contact sheet, clothbound portfolio case containing four limited edition photographic prints (11 x 14), and an exclusive edition of Elvis Ships Out (a 48 page, cloth bound, 8 x 10, keepsake archive of Elvis' stint in the US Army).
  • Elvis at 21 : New York to Memphis

    By Alfred Wertheimer

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781933784014
    • Publisher: Insight Editions
    • Published: October 2006
    Hired by RCA Victor Records to photograph the soon-to-be star Elvis Presley, freelance photographer Alfred Wertheimer had no idea this would be begin a relationship with the photogenic performer that would document one of the most meteroric rises in music history. The then twenty-one year old musician took Wertheimer into the studio, along encounters with fans, and into his home in what would amount of a series of unobstrusive photographs that captured the icon at his most casual and personal. Forgotten for nearly two decades, until the King's untimely passing 'Elvis at 21' reproduces the photographs of this milestone time in American rock history.

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