Tag Archives: Elvis

Facial Hair Friday: Presley, Presley is our cry!

Do sideburns set your heart aflutter? It’s been 35 years since Elvis Presley died, but judging from the media coverage and chatter on Twitter with #ElvisWeek, his fan base is still enthusiastic. But the some of the most passionate fan … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: Elvis has NOT left the building

Are these the most famous sideburns in music history? They might be the most famous sideburns in the National Archives. If you are a fan of Elvis, you’ve seen the photograph: Nixon and Elvis shaking hands in the White House. … Continue reading

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Hit the Road, Jack!

Today’s post is by Miriam Kleiman, public relations specialist at the National Archives. Jack Kerouac—American counterculture hero, king of the Beats, and author of On the Road—was a Navy military recruit who failed boot camp. Navy doctors found Kerouac delusional, … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened while searching for Elvis

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. For those keeping tabs on the King, the 33rd anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death came and went yesterday. As we here at Pieces of History … Continue reading

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