10 Of History’s Iconic Black And White Photos, Colorized

10. Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon

The King of Rock and Roll met then President Richard Nixon on December 21, 1970. Elvis meeting Nixon was really nothing more than a publicity stunt: Elvis collected police badges and guns, and he really wanted to add a Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs badge to his collection. So, Elvis wrote a letter to Nixon asking to become an honorary member of the task force. A Nixon aide and Elvis fan received the letter and set up the meeting. Priscilla Presley wrote in her memoir, Elvis and Me, that Elvis believed he could enter any country carrying any sort of drugs and firearms he wished thanks to the badge.
10. Elvis Presley meets President Richard Nixon