Politics makes strange bedfellows, the old saying goes, and the aphorism is certainly true when you look at some of the strange visitors who have been invited to the White House by various presidents from Lincoln to George W. Bush. Celebrities have long been an asset to politicians whether they are adding star power to a campaign or glamour to an event. Over the years, there have been some odd pairings between presidents and well-known personalities of the era. Here are just a few of the more memorable ones.
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October 2013 saw the release of a book entitled ‘Vietnam: The Real War’, which compiles 300 of the most compelling Associated Press photographs of the decades-long quagmire. Like soldiers themselves, AP photographers were entrenched in the harsh and unforgiving war. Many were injured along the way – some were even killed – but every last one of them captured unforgettable moments of a gruesome conflict that most at home would have never otherwise been able to fathom. Fifty years later, this catalog of images still cuts to the heart of war, giving viewers a deeper understanding of what our soldiers and photographers lived through, and what many of them will never be able to shake.List View
All images come from The Daily Mail.
Every now again, it’s nice to swap the sweatpants and boxed wine for a bit of decadence and luxury. A quick–but not always economical–fix? Throwing a majestic and mysterious Masquerade Ball. Dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, the Masquerade Ball began as part of Europe’s carnival season. Less high society and more cirque du célébration, villagers would gather in masks and costumes to take part in elaborate pageants and glamorous processions.