Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Nixon and Elvis

I was surfing around the National Archives homepage and found an online exhibit on the meeting between Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley. Nixon and Elvis met in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970. The exhibit includes Elvis' letter to the President (I found his handwriting very sloppy actually), information on the preparations, pictures from the meeting and Nixon's follow up letter to Elvis. It also has lots of downloads - you can set up your background to many of the photographs if you so desire (no, I didn't).


Kristen said...

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The Tour Marm said...

In 1997, Showtime had a 'mockumentary' entitled, 'Elvis Meets Nixon', concerning this meeting. It's factual, though tongue-in-cheek.(Hilarious!)The only bit of speculation was the private conversation in the Oval Office.

You might want to rent this, if it is available.

Jennie W said...

That sounds so cool! Will definitely have to look for that.