Va Museum Exhibits Elvis Presley Photos

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 ( 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. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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