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Elvis and the birth of rock and roll

Author: Alfred Wertheimer; Robert Santelli; Chris Murray
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Portraits
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har120348831
Named Person: Elvis Presley; Alfred Wertheimer; Alfred Wertheimer; Elvis Presley; Elvis Presley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Wertheimer; Robert Santelli; Chris Murray
ISBN: 9783836559072 3836559072
OCLC Number: 910103362
Language Note: English, with French and German translations.
Notes: Biographical essay on Wertheimer by Chris Murray.
Description: 359 pages : chiefly illustrated ; 39 cm
Contents: In the beginning = Am Aufang = Au commencement / Alfred Wertheimer --
Elvis: the life and legacy = Elvis: Sein Leben, sein Vermächtnis = Elvis: sa vie, son héritage / Robert Santelli --
Stage show hosted by the Dorsey Brothers --
The Steve Allen Show --
The Mosque Theater concerts --
Studio 1 recording session --
Return to Memphis --
Welcome home --
Concert at Russwood Park --
Pvt. Presley ships out --
Just another assignment = Ein Auftrag unter vielen = Rien qu'une commande de plus / Chris Murray.
Responsibility: Alfred Wertheimer ; ed. by Chris Murray ; essay by Robert Santelli.

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Find yourself up close and personal with the King. Now available as a standard TASCHEN edition, this collection brings together over 300 photographs of Elvis from the legendary portfolio of Alfred  Read more...

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"...This could be the most famous series of rock and roll photos ever. And in this glorious book, they're given just due." "Some of the most remarkable photographs ever made of any major celebrity, Read more...

 
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