Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Passes Away

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Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Passes Away

Famed Elvis photographer and friend to the Presley family and many Elvis fans, Alfred Wertheimer, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday. According to family, private services will be held later this week in New York.

In March, June and July of 1956, Wertheimer was hired by RCA to capture photos of their rising star named Elvis Presley. Over 3,800 memorable images came out of the time spent with Elvis. In one of the photos (pictured here), you can see Al's reflection in the glass of the window. 

Upon hearing the news of Wertheimer’s passing, Priscilla Presley issued this statement on behalf of the family: “I'm deeply saddened by the death of Alfred Wertheimer. He was a dear friend and special soul. I feel he was a gift for all who knew him especially, Elvis Presley. There has been no other photographer that Elvis ever allowed to get as up close and personal in his life through photos as he did with Alfred.”

For more on the life of Alfred Wertheimer, click here to read a story by Elvis fan and Associated Press reporter Linda Deutsch.

Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland at 8:33 PM
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