The President and The King or Art Imitates Life

I was traveling on an airplane recently and stumbled across an interesting film while browsing the in-flight entertainment options at my seat. Elvis and Nixon is an eighty-six-minute history/comedy treatment of the infamous December 21, 1970 meeting between “The President and The King”.  The film features Kevin Spacey as Richard Continue Reading

La Casa Pacifica: Nixon’s Western White House

La Casa Pacifica is a grand San Clemente, CA estate that was owned by Richard and Pat Nixon from 1969 until the mid-1980s. During his presidency, Nixon traveled to San Clemente often and hosted Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato, Henry Kissinger, Bebe Rebozo, and many others Continue Reading

Photographer Oliver Atkins Saw the Rise and Fall of Two 20th Century Cultural Icons

Oliver Atkins (1917-1977) photographed some of the world’s most recognizable individuals and created some of the world’s most recognizable images.  A photographer for The Saturday Evening Post from 1946-1968, Atkins captured both the national/ international political scene and human interest stories from mid-century America. In a recent article, The Saturday Continue Reading