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franny
12-12-2009, 03:17 AM
Unseen Elvis Presley pictures go on display: Intimate original photographs of Elvis Presley taken by legendary photographer Alfred Wertheimer are on display for the first time in London. They show the young singer aged 21, at his most relaxed and unguarded. In one picture he is seen kissing a girl moments before going on stage in Vancouver, while in another he is seen shaking his hands dry in a train toilet.
Other images show him rehearsing, sleeping, travelling and relaxing with his family. The photographs were taken on Presley’s tour of the United States and Canada in 1956, just as he was on the brink of stardom.
Wertheimer, a photojournalist, was asked by Presley’s record label RCA Victor to capture the star for the day.
http://www.elvisinfonet.com/image-files/Unseen_elvisx.jpgBut he was so impressed with Presley’s ease in front of the camera that he continued to take pictures afterwards, following him on the tour that would make him into a household name.
He was allowed unrestricted access to the star during March and July 1956, building up a collection of 400 photographs that forms the basis to the current exhibition.
Here's Wertheimer's memories of an early shoot:
"We go to his suite, and he flops out on a sofa. They brought him an envelope full of fan mail, and he starts reading six-page letters without saying anything. Elvis never explained anything... Then he gets tired and falls asleep on top of the fain mail. So I fall asleep in a chair. The next thing I know, I hear a buzzing. It turns out to be a Norelco electric shaver. he's in the bathroom, shaving. He's got his pants on, but he's got his top bar. I say, "Elvis, can I come in? I'd like to continue my photographs.' He says, 'Sure, c'mon in.' I think in the back of his mind he felt, One of these days I'm going to get famous. And if there's no one here to record me, how is anyone going to know what I did?"
The photographs will be display at the Proud Chelsea gallery in London until January 31
Go here for more images. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news/6762158/Unseen-Elvis-Presley-pictures-go-on-display.html)
(News, Source;SanjaM/EIN)

Tommy
12-12-2009, 05:28 PM
Thanks Franny for this information.

The title Unseen Elvis Presley, as we all know these photographs have been seen around the world. I am thankful that Alfred Wertheimer had this opportunity to take those awesome photos, with unrestricted access to Elvis, and thanks to Elvis for letting this happened, it would be a great loss without these wonderful, awesome photographs.

monk37
12-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Wertheimer's pictures are amazing

but with all the various books and calendars he's put out - are there really any unreleased ones left?

Tommy
12-12-2009, 05:53 PM
Wertheimer's pictures are amazing

but with all the various books and calendars he's put out - are there really any unreleased ones left?

No, I don't think so, I can only wish!

GIORGIA
12-12-2009, 05:58 PM
Thanks Franny for this information.

The title Unseen Elvis Presley, as we all know these photographs have been seen around the world. I am thankful that Alfred Wertheimer had this opportunity to take those awesome photos, with unrestricted access to Elvis, and thanks to Elvis for letting this happened, it would be a great loss without these wonderful, awesome photographs.
I agree with you my friend(y)!

GIORGIA
12-12-2009, 06:00 PM
Wertheimer's pictures are amazing

but with all the various books and calendars he's put out - are there really any unreleased ones left?
I tell you that I have the Elvis At 21(Gift to Me last year for My 20 year's old BirthDay:blush::blush::blush::blush:!)and I tell you that some pictures that I found on this information,I don't never seen in this Marvellous Book:blush::blush::blush::blush:!So Yes!

shelley.m.
12-12-2009, 06:46 PM
Thanks for this great article,Franny.

cre
12-12-2009, 07:22 PM
This was great Franny dear.
Thanks :hug::hug:

Jungleroom76
12-12-2009, 08:11 PM
Thank you as always franny for the information!!! (y)

TCB!
Mike

Nicole Presley
12-13-2009, 03:17 PM
I want to see all of those photos!

john carpenter
12-13-2009, 03:32 PM
I had "Elvis collector cards" with these photos:D Come on guys we have been fans of Elvis forever & there isn't anything we haven.t seen:blink: Thanks for the info anyway(y)

mistymorning
12-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks for info !! I wish I could see all of them !!:):P