June 05, 2013
Get a look inside the king's world at the cusp of stardom! "CBS This Morning" recently featured several of famed-Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer's photos in a new gallery on CBSNews.com.
Wertheimer's new book "Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll" also features several never-before-seen photographs from early in Elvis' career. Trailing him like a shadow, Wertheimer was given unlimited access to get up close and personal with Elvis. He took nearly 3,000 photographs of Presley that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of super-stardom.
“Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer,” the Smithsonian traveling exhibition recently opened at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Saturday, May 25, and presents 56 striking images, as well as several artifacts from the Graceland Archives. “Elvis at 21” will be on view through September 2, 2013.
Fans can also read more from CBS's Anthony Mason's recent interview with the notorious Elvis photographer by visitingCBSNews.com.