In photos: A rare glimpse into Elvis Presley’s life before he became the king
The year was 1956 when the soon-to-be king Elvis Presley released his first, self-titled album and made his film debut in Love Me Tender.
Earlier that year, recording company RCA hired Alfred Wertheimer to photograph the 21-year-old star. Wertheimer shot nearly 3,000 photographs that year of the young up-and-comer whose meteoric rise to fame was still come.
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