On Valentine’s day, I decided it was time to reunite with my love of The King – Elvis. I just happened to be going past the National Portrait Gallery and had been meaning to check out the Elvis at 21 exhibit, and finally decided to stop and go in. Ok, so it was free for lovers on Valentine’s day (what I had Henry with me?!) and maybe that enticed me to go in on that particular day…but I was intending to go (see my resolutions post!).
I’d previously read Her Canberra‘s review of the exhibit and put it on my list of things to do before going back to work (which as a side bar as my hubby keeps reminding me is only 7 weeks away – still so many things to do before then!).
The exhibit was photos taken by Alfred Wertheimer when Elvis was 21. In the year 1956 Elvis had just signed a record deal with Sun Studios and was on the brink of stardom. The photos were so candid, it appeared that Wertheimer wanted to capture Elvis in everyday life.
The exhibit was great and gave me lots of fond memories of my life in Tennessee but also my trip to Memphis to visit Graceland and the Hamblen family.
Here are some of my favourite snaps from the exhibit.