ALFRED WERTHEIMER (American, 1929-), Elvis Reading Fan Mail, 1956. © Alfred Wertheimer. All rights reserved
The King’s holding court at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and you’re invited to see the only professional candid photos ever taken of a young Elvis Presley as he stood on the verge of international stardom. It’s a remarkable glimpse into the innocence of an icon, from behind the curtain to before the crowds, from piano benches to Harley bikes, and from on-the-road to off-the-record.
It’s Elvis like you’ve never seen and like you’ll never forget. It’s Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer opening April 20 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
We can’t help falling in love with this mesmerizing photographic chronicle that captures the unguarded, unaffected young man from Mississippi in 1956 at the very beginning of his legendary career. After this critical year, all access to Elvis was restricted, which makes these images all the more meaningful and all the more memorable.
Don’t be lonesome tonight. Make a date to see Elvis at 21 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. For more information, call 561-392-2500 or visit bocamuseum.org.
Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Werthheimer was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Govinda Gallery, and the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and is made possible through the generous support of HISTORY™
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Written by Michael Del Gigante