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Eight Years of Al Wertheimer Stories on ElvisBlog

If you regularly follow other Elvis websites or blogs, you probably already know about the passing of Alfred Wertheimer, the iconic photographer who snapped over 4,000 photographs of Elvis in 1956. The remaining circle of folks with a connection to … Continue reading

Al Wertheimer and the Dreaded Tonto Bar

I received an unexpected e-mail this week.  It was from Alfred Wertheimer, the most famous Elvis photographer and an interesting guy.  He sent me a joke.  Not just me.  He had a blast e-mail list of folks he shared the … Continue reading

Al Wertheimer Reflects on Photographing “The Kiss”

No matter what network you watch the news on, you probably saw a feature two weeks ago about the newly revealed identity of the girl in “The Kiss,” Alfred Wertheimer’s iconic Elvis photo. She is Charleston, SC resident Barbara (Bobbi) Gray, who is now 75. “The Kiss” was photographed in 1956, so it took 55 years for her identity to be revealed. Continue reading

Writing With Wertheimer

Alfred Wertheimer is sometimes called the godfather of rock & roll photography, and he well deserves the title. As a struggling twenty-six year old free-lance photojournalist in New York City, Wertheimer’s good fortune gained him access to Elvis Presley during that first, heady flush of fame in 1956. Continue reading

AL WERTHEIMER: HAVE PHOTOS, WILL TRAVEL

Famous Elvis photographer Al Wertheimer seems to show up in my writings several times every year. Just last week, I wrote about him twice while working on an edition of Elvis…The Magazine celebrating the 20th anniversary of its publishing. My contribution for this special issue will be “20 Years – 20 Favorites.” I got to choose my favorite article for each year and to write a couple of paragraphs about each one. Continue reading

AL WERTHEIMER

From ELVIS…THE MAGAZINE — 29th Anniversary Issue, August 2006
7 Days With Elvis, 4000 Photos, 50 Years Ago
Alfred Wertheimer is sometimes called the godfather of rock & roll photography, and he well deserves the title. As a struggling twenty-six year old free-lance photojournalist in New York City, Wertheimer’s good fortune gained him access to Elvis Presley during that first, heady flush of fame in 1956. The resulting photos captured the everyday Elvis, relaxed and off-guard during down times. Now, Al Wertheimer’s classic photos are the most esteemed collection of pictures of Elvis Presley ever taken. Continue reading

Alfred Wertheimer – But His Friends Call Him Al

This will be the third Elvisblog article about Al Wertheimer in the past six weeks. Normally, I try to mix up the subjects for good variety, but the impression this man made on me was so strong that it pushed other story ideas farther down the list. Continue reading

THE AL WERTHEIMER INTERVIEW

To my surprise and relief, it has not been hard to come up with a new article for this Elvis blog every week. There are frequent items about Elvis in the news, and I bump into lots of good things while exploring Elvis links on the internet. However, Friday night I had a wonderful Elvis experience – on the telephone. It was a 3-1/2 hour interview with Al Wertheimer. Continue reading

The New Elvis Stamp — Let the Merchandising Begin

At first glance, you might think that’s a picture of the new Elvis stamp above. Nope. It’s the front cover of a CD the US Postal Service is selling online.  New stamps don’t have a price on them anymore, so … Continue reading

The New Elvis Stamp – Part 2

If demand for the new Elvis stamp is anywhere close to the Postal Service’s expectations, they are going to sell a lot of them. And, if you are thinking you would like to have some for your collection of Elvis … Continue reading