Herrington: Elvis & Nixon oddity adds bonus to annual birthday celebration

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 11, 2021 2:05 PM CT | Published: January 08, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>On Dec. 21, 1970, Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the White House gates to deliver a letter to President Richard Nixon.&nbsp;This picture of the meeting is the most requested photo from the National Archives.</strong> (Courtesy of National Archives)

On Dec. 21, 1970, Elvis Presley showed up unannounced at the White House gates to deliver a letter to President Richard Nixon. This picture of the meeting is the most requested photo from the National Archives. (Courtesy of National Archives)

Chris Herrington
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Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

An exhibit that opened recently marks the half-century anniversary of one of American culture’s more colorful and peculiar moments. 

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