Elvis & Nixon, the King & the President

A recurring theme of the book "Walk A Lonely Street" is the relationship between politics and show business and it should come as no surprise to learn that there is a page devoted to Presley's much-discussed meeting with Richard Nixon. In December 1970, at the very peak of his great career comeback, Elvis Presley disappeared from his Memphis home without warning, boarded a commercial flight, and travelled to Washington DC to meet with President Richard Nixon. Presley's mission was simple, but also seemingly impossible: to persuade the President to issue him with a Bureau of Narcotics Badge -- the Holy Grail of police ephemera (Presley was a noted collector of police badges and supporter of

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