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News createt: 21-07-2012 13:00:00

Elvis at 21 exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum

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From today, the king will reign at the Pink Palace in Memphis! The year was 1956, and freelance photographer Alfred Wertheimer had been asked to photograph a relatively unknown Memphis singer. He was captivated by this young, energetic artist, and for just a handful of days in the spring and summer he followed Elvis Presley taking pictures of his leap from obscurity to super stardom. Now you’ll have the chance to see these one-of-a-kind photographs for yourself this summer at the Pink Palace.

It’s only fitting that these larger-than-life photographs come to Memphis right before and during Elvis Week 2012. Come relive the King’s innocent younger days and feel the energy of a young man who was only just beginning to realize his potential. Alfred Wertheimer’s gorgeous photo exhibit has been displayed in prestigious museums and galleries across the country, including the National Portrait Gallery in D.C. and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit is finally coming back to its rightful home here in Memphis: the birthplace of Elvis’s career.

"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer" opens to the public July 21 and will be on display through October 14, so come to the Pink Palace this summer and kick off Elvis Week early by celebrating the birth of a legend. The Pink Palace will also extend their hours until 9:00 p.m. on August 10 - 15 for the 35th celebration.

For more information on this exhibit, visit "Elvis at 21" on Twitter and Facebook or visit For more information on special guest appearances and all of the events taking place in Memphis during Elvis Week 2012, visit