Nixon Tricked Elvis into Thinking the President Had Made Him a Federal Agent
People Magazine The King wore a purple velvet suit , (jacket was deep purple ONLY, the rest was BLACK ), a massive gold belt buckle and came bearing a pistol, framed in a display case, when he visited the White House on Dec. 21, 1970, hoping to meet President Richard Nixon. ( It was 1971, NOT POST 9-11). The famous encounter, the subject of a new sh*t movie , Elvis & Nixon, starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, has long been one of the most bizarre (There's that Buzz word again, Elvis fans!) chapters in presidential history. More than 45 years later, a new book by former White House Secret Service agent Clint Hill, about his years serving Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford, describes the memorable moment when Elvis Presley arrived at the northwest gate of the White House. Hill, 84, thought he'd heard it all until he got a call that day from his administrative assistant. "Clint, you're never going to believe what just happened.