The Grammy Museum Presents: Elvis at 21: Photographs By Alfred Wertheimer
As Downtown LA continues to expand, places like The Grammy Museum become not only an amazing place to go, but, part of an all-day experience. The museum sits inside LA LIVE and is close to hot spots like the ESPN Zone, Katsuya, Flemings, Lucky Strike Bowling and Regal Cinemas.
Now, The Grammy Museum has brought an exciting exhibit of Elvis Presley photographs to it’s already amazing lineup of artifacts.
“In 1956, photojournalist Alfred Wertheimer was hired by RCA Victor to shoot promotional images of a recently signed 21-year-old recording artist (Presley), and his instincts to “tag along” with the artist after the assignment resulted in 56 striking images that provide an intimate look at Elvis before he exploded onto the scene and became one of the most exciting performers of all time. The exhibit will run through March 28, 2010.”
“Artifacts on display will include the first and second guitars Elvis ever played professionally, a handwritten letter from Elvis to a fan, and other unique pieces that, along with the Wertheimer photographs, tell the story of Elvis Presley’s rise from young regional star to multimedia rock and roll idol.
Rare 1956 and 1957 Elvis performance footage will be made available in both the exhibit and the GRAMMY Sound Stage, thanks to The Paley Center for Media and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Screening throughout the day, video will include Elvis’ memorable 1956 and 1957 appearances on “Stage Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.””
Tickets to The Grammy Museum At LA Live are only $12.95.