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Rare Photo of Elvis Shared by Fan as "Elvis at 21" opens in Richmond

December 29, 2011

As the "Elvis at 21" exhibit opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond there has been a lot of excitement surrounding Elvis' performances at the "Mosque" (now Landmark Theater) in Richmond. While many Elvis fans have come to know that as the place that Alfred Wertheimer shot "The Kiss," one fan remembers it as the place she was able to take her picture with the king just minutes after his performance.

In a recently released news article by Elvis Fan, Sylvia Brendle shows and talks about her rare photo that was taken outside the backstage door. When asked about taking a photo with Elvis, Brendle states "That was just a big thrill in my life. It never leaves you. He made an impression on my life.”

Read the entire article on today. Also be sure to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond to see Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer will be on display until March 18, 2012. The collection includes intimate images from Elvis’ 1956 performances at the “Mosque” in Richmond, including The Kiss, just days before he recorded “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog.”