Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll

June 15, 2015|
Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll by Chris Murray, Robert Santelli
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"Elvis who?" was photographer Alfred Wertheimer''s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph 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 Presley like a shadow, 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.

Now available as a TASCHEN standard edition, Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll collects Wertheimer''s most remarkable Elvis shots from that magical year, along with a selection of his historic 1958 pictures of the star being shipped off to an army base in Germany. Each chapter is illustrated with a poster by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America, which created many early Elvis posters in the 1950s.

Title:Alfred Wertheimer: Elvis And The Birth Of Rock And Roll
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:360 pages, 14.7 X 10.4 X 1.6 in
Shipping dimensions:360 pages, 14.7 X 10.4 X 1.6 in
Published:June 15, 2015
Publisher:Taschen America Llc
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783836559072

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