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Move over Nixon and Elvis

Posted at 11:45 AM on February 2, 2007 by Bill Wareham


This picture is reproduced from www.nsarchive.org with the permission of the National Security Archive.

One of the classic oddball pictures of all time is the one above of President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley shaking hands in the White House. It is the most requested reproduction at the National Archives. (You can find even more photos and information from that meeting here).

But according to Kevin Seifert at the Star Tribune, an equally unlikely meeting took place yesterday in Miami. I'm talking about funkstar Prince and Strib sports columnist Sid Hartman crossing paths at a Super Bowl news conference. If there's a pop culture god in heaven, someone snapped a picture of that handshake, and I want a copy.