Elvis Presley by Roger Marshutz

Elvis Presley by Roger Marshutz

Elvis Presley © Roger Marshutz (Tupelo, Mississippi, 1956 )

Roger Marshutz (b. 1929, d. 2007, Los Angeles) Marshutz started photographing in the early 1950s during the Korean War, and in his spare time, he wandered the city streets taking pictures of street vendors, shoeshine boys, schoolchildren and others. In the mid-1950s he was hired by Hollywood movie studios and Photoplay magazine — photographing Rock Hudson, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, Kim Novak, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Perkins, and Paul Newman. One of his best-known images shows Elvis Presley at an outdoor concert in Tupelo, Miss., in 1956, singing to a crowd and reaching for the hands closest to the stage.