Alanna Nash reports that Alfred (Al) Wertheimer has passed away

It is with a heave heart to have learned that Alfred (Al) Wertheimer (sadly) passed away today October 20, 2014.

I learned of his passing through my dear friend Alanna Nash.

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Alanna Nash and those who were; friends and/or loved ones of Mr. Wertheimer.

Having amassed Elvis Presley photographs, for these (6) six decades now, I greatly appreciated the talent and artistry of Mr. Wertheimer who was able to capture magnificent candid photographs of Elvis circa 1956. The most famous of Mr. Wertheimer’s Elvis’ photographs was the one entitled “the kiss” where Elvis has his tongue out extended to a 50’s short hair cropped beauty against a wall.

Even after all these years the black and white photographs of Mr. Wertheimer, with my favorite being Elvis wearing his suit walking away from the train by himself heading home fin Memphis, Tennessee after being in New York., resonates.

The passing of Mr. Wertheimer (sadly) closes yet another chapter in the lives of those who played a pivotal role in the life of Elvis Presley. Hence, I do wish that Elvis fans worldwide will not only pay their respects concerning Mr. Wertheimer’s passing but to also reach out and support those who were friends and/or loved one’s of Elvis Presley. This list includes, but is not limited to, the following: Marty Lacker, Red West, Sonny West, Billy Smith, Joe Esposito, Jerry Schilling and Sandi Pichon.

Time proves, each day, that life is never guaranteed in length and/or quality. I will always be a fan of Mr. Wertheimer and I deeply regret that I was not able to meet him in person. Fortunately Mr. Wertheimer has left behind a body of works that are exceptional.

I know that God will grant the time to; mourn, acknowledge, praise, and then the time to heal.

For those seeking more information I refer, with sincere thanks and respect, you to contact Alanna Nash directly.

Take care and may God bless you.

Jeff Schrembs

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Ginger Alden releases book “Elvis and Ginger”

Ginger Alden was Elvis Presley’s girlfriend the day (sadly) in which he died August 16, 1977.

There are many who argue, and have strong positions, about the relationship between Elvis and Ginger but the facts are that only Elvis and Ginger truly knew how much they cared for and/or were committed to one another.

If Elvis didn’t want her around, let alone to trust to oversee while he slept due to having chronic sleep apnea – sleep walking – insomnia – etc., you can rest assured that they wouldn’t have been around.

Out of respect for Lisa Marie I have refrained from delving too much into Elvis’ two “main” girlfriends after his divorce was final on October 9, 1973 being Linda Thompson and then Ginger Alden. However they did play significant roles in Elvis’ life onstage and off.

Here is an interesting interview via YouTube video.