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Bill Clinton Presidential Center To Feature Elvis Presley At 21 Exhibit

May 31, 2011

Thank ya, thank ya very much.

Elvis at 21, Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer will be on display at the Clinton Presidential Center from June 4 – August 21, 2011. The center is the perfect venue for this special exhibit as U.S. President Bill Clinton is himself a big Elvis fan!

Before he was “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Elvis Presley was a young Tennessee man trying to break into the music business, much like the “American Idol” contestants of today.

Those early years were captured on film by photographer Alfred Wertheimer, who spent a few days with Presley in 1956 at the request of RCA Victor Records to start the company’s photo file on the 21-year-old singer.

For those 10 days in March 1956, Wertheimer snapped shots of Presley in everyday life at that time — spending time with family, performing, napping, reading letters and papers, combing his hair and greeting adoring fans. And he provided a private look into the life of Presley, who was on the cusp of international superstardom.

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