Elvis Presley, an American icon, remains unrivalled in American culture: in his music, his cultural impact, and the very chapters of his rags-to-riches life story. More than three decades after his death, Elvis remains a significant presence in worldwide popular culture. Alfred Wertheimer's stunning photographs, collected in this book for the first time, show Elvis in 1956, at the turning point of his career. These are the last images of Elvis before his life was changed forever by television, gold records, and films. Elvis at 21 is an intimate look at the soon to be crowned "King of Rock 'n' Roll" and includes previously unpublished photos as well as widely known classic images.