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April 22, 2016

At the Movies: ‘Elvis & Nixon' recalls a bizarre moment in history

By JOCELYN NOVECK
AP National Writer

Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey star in "Elvis & Nixon."

This we know: On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley showed up bright and early at the White House gates, delivering a barely legible note he'd scrawled on American Airlines stationery to President Richard Nixon. He said he'd love to come by and meet the president, and that he was also seeking a badge to be a federal agent, so he could help combat the drug culture and the “hippie elements” ruining the country.


 
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