ElvisWorld: Elvis’ 1956 Iconic Shutterbug Clicks Out

Alfred Wertheimer

RCA hired Alfred Wertheimer to follow their new singer, Elvis Presley.

They considered Elvis to be such a flash  in the pan, that they instructed this young photographer to only shoot black and white film. Colour was too expensive for the young man who was responsible for 50% of RCA’s 1956 revenue.

 

Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys - Bill Black is the forgotten part of the early act.

Elvis and the Blue Moon Boys – Scotty Moore guitar licking and stand up and cut up bassist, Bill Black, is the forgotten part of the early act.

The Iconic shot - The Kiss

The Iconic shot – The Kiss

 

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