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TIME Magazine Features "Elvis in the Beginning: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer"

March 06, 2013



Elvis fans can check out some rare photos in a new article featured on TIME.com. Photographer Alfred Wertheimer recently reminisced on the days and nights he spent with Elvis and talks about his new book "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll."

"The photographs Wertheimer took of the early Elvis remain some of the most remarkable and intimate photographs ever made of any major celebrity, in any era."

The new book features several never-before-seen photos of Elvis on the cusp of unfathomable fame, including color photos of Elvis during his first television performances and some of his historic New York recording sessions which include hits such as "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog."

"No photographer would ever get this close to Elvis again. But because Presley was, at the time, as innocent and carefree as Wertheimer, these photographs afford us a breathtaking, undimmed portrait of the man who would be king."

Read the entire article and see some of the rare photos featured in Alfred Wertheimer's new book "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll" by visiting TIME.com. Elvis fans can also see Alfred Wertheimer's collection by visiting AfredWertheimer.com. Want to learn more about the king's legacy? Plan a rock 'n' roll pilgrimage to Graceland with our free online trip planner!