After 55 years Vanity Fair revealed who the woman is in Alfred Wertheimer’s Kiss photo. Since the day Wertheimer took his famous photograph in 1956, Barbara Gray’s identity has been a mystery. As a result of the Vanity Fair story, Matt Lauer from NBC’s Today Show interviewed Wertheimer and Gray together for the first time in a nationally televised broadcast.
Wertheimer’s exhibition Elvis at 21, organized by the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service and Govinda Gallery, is currently at the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama through December 4th, 2011. It then travels to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, Virginia, where the Kiss photo was taken at the Mosque Theatre. Elvis at 21 opens December 24th at VMFA. The Kiss photo can be seen in the SITES exhibition and it looks amazing!
It is interesting to note that Barbara Gray decided to come forward after seeing a story about Wertheimer’s Elvis at 21 exhibition in USA Today.
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