August 16, 1977
was found dead in his bathroom at Graceland.
This picture was taken by Elvis' cousin who was offer a deal by
National Enquirer to photograph Elvis in his coffin. The payment was meager
compared to the millions the Enquirer reaped for the
cover story. Story behind the picture
1972 Photographer Huynh Cong Ut, known by his colleagues as Nick, was working there as a photo journalist for Associated Press at the time and took a number of photos of the villagers trying to escape the napalm. This one,
epitomizing the tragedy of the conflict, won him the Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most published photos of the Vietnam
Eddie Adams who lifted his camera in synch with the general's gun, took the famed photo the second the bullet passed through the man's skull. The deadly blast from the snub-nosed gun poised inches from the scruffy, grimacing target conveys a violent echo off the
December 21, 1970,
Elvis Presley visited President Richard Nixon at the White House,
Washington, D.C. The meeting was initiated by Elvis, who wrote Nixon
a six-page letter requesting a visit with the President and suggesting
that he be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of
Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The events leading up to and after the
meeting are detailed in documentation and photographs at
Graceland which include Elvis' handwritten letter, memoranda from Nixon
staff and aides, and the thank-you note from Nixon for the gifts
(including a Colt 45 pistol and family photos) that Presley brought
with him to the Oval Office.
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