Selections from 'Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer'
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( Alfred Wertheimer )
Photographer Al Wertheimer captured Presley at the moment his fame ignited. Some of those images form the heart of a new exhibit at downtown L.A.'s Grammy Museum. Read the story. A sampling of the photos in the exhibit are collected here.
July 4, 1956: After his visit to New York, where he had sung "Hound Dog" to a basset hound dressed in a top hat on "The Steve Allen Show," Elvis is happy to be back home in Memphis, Tenn., with his mother, Gladys. She is showing him a present -- a bottle of eau de cologne she had received from Barbara Hearn, his high school sweetheart, who is waiting for Elvis in another room.
By Randy Lewis / Los Angeles Times staff writer