Monday, April 19, 2010
BOCA MUSEUM FEATURES PHOTOS OF ELVIS AT AGE 21
Going back in time to 1956, struggling photographer Alfred Wertheimer was assigned to take photos of a newly signed young singer from
named Elvis Presley. Memphis, TN
The Boca Museum of Art is featuring these photos which remain among the very best candid images of the young man who became the King of Rock’N Roll. The traveling Smithsonian exhibit, Elvis at 21, opens Tuesday.
Wertheimer says that Elvis told him, “I don’t just sing with my voice, I sing with my whole body.” He also commented that Elvis let him get within 3-4 feet of himself, became totally absorbed in what he was doing, and this enabled Wertheimer to get wonderful candid shots, the only ones that exist today.