About Elvis Presley by Alfred Wertheimer (1957 article)

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About Elvis Presley by Alfred Wertheimer (1957 article)

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What You Don´t Know About Elvis Presley
by Alfred Wertheimer
Movie Mirror, February 1957
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The fool wrote:What You Don´t Know About Elvis Presley
by Alfred Wertheimer
Movie Mirror, February 1957
As always, your shares are just terrific, an asset to this forum. Thank you.

Some thoughts:

- I'm pretty sure that striking, full-page portrait that begins the article is backstage in Oakland on 6-03-1956
- It's funny to see an interview with Al Wertheimer where most of the photos in the piece are taken by other people
- Al paints a very positive picture of his time around Elvis, and he gets every name right
- It appears the essay was written in the summer of 1956 ... "D. J. Fontana ... who's been with him seven months!"
- We learn details about how Elvis put together the arrangement for "Don't Be Cruel" at the 7-02-1956 session ... "he sat down at the piano and tinkled out the melody and from that was able to tell Shorty Long, who plays piano, exactly what he wanted."

Thanks again. Another piece or two of the puzzle is now in place.
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drjohncarpenter wrote: As always, your shares are just terrific, an asset to this forum. Thank you.

- It's funny to see an interview with Al Wertheimer where most of the photos in the piece are taken by other people
As always, I appreciate your thank yous.

I also found it strange that the photos were not taken by Al. Was it his choice? Was he asking too much money for his photos? I can´t believe that, because his photos can be found in so many magazines of that time.
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The fool wrote:
drjohncarpenter wrote: As always, your shares are just terrific, an asset to this forum. Thank you.

- It's funny to see an interview with Al Wertheimer where most of the photos in the piece are taken by other people
As always, I appreciate your thank yous.

I also found it strange that the photos were not taken by Al. Was it his choice? Was he asking too much money for his photos? I can´t believe that, because his photos can be found in so many magazines of that time.
My guess is the magazine had no idea. Or, are there credits for them somewhere in the issue?
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Great topic! Thanks a lot, The fool. One thing written by Al was strange to me: he said that Elvis preferred to be alone and he was not close to anyone.