TDMB yesterday marked the 78th birthday of Elvis Presley. Today, it turns out, is the centennial of Richard Nixon.
It is fairly well known that the two icons met in the White House on December 21, 1970. There is a famous photo of the meeting. Above and below are other shots taken by White House photographer Oliver Atkins.
The two others in the photo above are Sonny West and Jerry Schilling. I believe West is next to Nixon. In the photo below (or after the jump inside), Nixon looks at Presley’s cuff links. The third man in the photo is Egil Krogh, who ended up going to jail for authorizing the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office.by