I was born in 1929, November 16 Which makes me 81 years old, In 1956, I was assigned to photograph a 21-year-old singer who RCA was promoting. It was Elvis Presley, a name I did not recognize when I trekked down to New York City's Studio 50 (later to be named the Ed Sullivan Theater) to photograph Presley's appearance on Tommy Dorsey and Jimmy Dorsey's Stage Show.
At the time, Elvis had already recorded "Heartbreak Hotel" and was beginning to gain some notoriety, but he was nowhere close to becoming a cultural icon. He could still walk the streets unrecognized, and, because of this, Alfred Wertheimer got the opportunity to shoot reams of film of Elvis both on stage and off, in the last remaining months before Elvis' life would change forever. ... http://www.alfredwertheimer.com/