Many people know the picture taken on December 21, 1970, in which Elvis Presley shakes his hand and broadly smiles at the president of the United States Richard Nixon. For two years, the very fact of this meeting was kept secret. Time later, the snapshot became one of the most frequently requested documents from US archives.
We bring to your attention a series of photographs that capture the moments of meetings of heads of state and stars of show business.
Meeting Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon. White House, December 21, 1970
It was rumored that Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy had an affair. There are only two pictures in which the legendary actress is captured next to the president of the United States.
Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy, 1962
Elizabeth Taylor and her husband Richard Burton were good friends of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.
I. B. Tito, E. Taylor and R. Burton, 1971
Princess Diana truly loved the work of the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
South African President Nelson Mandela also treated the King of Pop with particular trepidation.
Nelson Mandela and Michael Jackson, 1999
George Bush Sr. and Arnold Schwarzenegger have a long-standing friendship.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and George W. Bush sledding, 1991 “Arnold, slow down, damn you, slow down!”
French President Nicolas Sarkozy shows his warm feelings to Barbara Streisand.
N. Sarkozy and B. Streisand, 2007
Five years ago, the US president hosted George Clooney at the White House.
Barack Obama and George Clooney
In 2012, the actor Sean Penn took part in the election campaign of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
The actor thanked the president for the warm welcome and expressed hope for a rapprochement between the United States and Venezuela.