Have Fun In Red China. Hope They Keep You

On July 15th of 1971, U. S. President Richard Nixon shocked the nation by announcing his intention to visit the People’s Republic of China and meet with Chairman Mao. Understandably public reaction was mixed, as illustrated by the following: Two of many messages sent to the White House in response — the first from a Maryann Grelinger of Kansas City, Missouri; the second from Kirk Douglas.

Images courtesy of the Nixon Library.


Via Letters of Note

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on September 27, 2011.

2 Responses to “Have Fun In Red China. Hope They Keep You”

  1. Well if you go carryin’ pictures to Chairman Mao
    You ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow
    (unless they’re pictures of the El to Chester)

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