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The King of Rock ’n’ Roll is born: The making of Elvis, behind the scenes“Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer 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 projectimmortalized 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 an original poster created for this book by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America, which created many early Elvis posters in the 1950s.Text in English, French, and German
Number of Pages: 359
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Portraits
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
Street Date: June 4, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-8060
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