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Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

SKU: 9783836583268 Supplier: Taschen
1,760,000₫

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Author: Robert Santelli , Photographs by  Alfred Wertheimer , Edited by  Chris Murray

Format: Hardback | 336 pages

Dimensions: 224 x 316 x 36.07mm | 2,373g

Publication date: 22 Jul 2022

"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.

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.

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