March 12, 2014
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is giving visitors a glimpse of Elvis Presley's early days.
The Richmond museum is exhibiting 56 black-and-white photographs by Alfred Wertheimer. The photographs were taken in 1956 when Presley was 21 years old and on the verge of mega-stardom. Wertheimer was hired by RCA Victor records to take publicity shots of Presley.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/t8I12A) that the scenes captured by Wertheimer show many facets of Presley. The pictures include ones of Presley splashing in a backyard pool, performing at a concert just out of reach of screaming female fans, rehearsing at a piano with no one around.
The museum exhibit called "Elvis at 21" will be on display through March 18.