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 new recording label, RCA Victor, to photograph the rising star. With amazing unimpeded access to the young performer, Wertheimer was able to capture the unguarded and everyday moments in Elvis' life during that crucial year, one that took him from Tupelo, Mississippi, to the silver screen, and to the threshold of international stardom and his eventual crowning as "The King of Rock 'n' Roll".
Alfred Wertheimer photographed Elvis in 1956 and then again in 1958, and he created classic images that are spontaneous, unrehearsed, and completely without artifice.
This expanded version of "Elvis At 21" features:
- By Alfred Wertheimer; Preface by Chris Murray, introduction by Peter Guralnick.
- Hardcover, 254 pages.
- 11" x 14"
- 350 Black and White photographs printed in quadtone.
- Five additional gatefolds; four in color.
- Special vellum sheet signed & numbered.
- Enclosed in a collector's clamshell box.
- Limited to 1,800 copies signed and numbered by the author.
- A portfolio case with elegant foil stamping, and a ribbon closure, containing 3 limited photographic prints.
- A bonus 56 page hardcover archive of Elvis's stint in the U.S. Army: "Elvis Ships Out."