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Elvis And Marilyn

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Elvis And Marilyn

Elvis A Threat?

Citing Marilyn Manson's history of "violence, drug abuse and civil disorder," Congressman Dick Armey (R-Tx.) has asked promoters to reconsider allowing the musician to perform in Dallas's Reunion Arena on March 23. Despite this letter--in which Armey, the powerful House majority leader, describes himself as a concerned "father of five"--the show will go on. Hail Satan! (2 pages)

The Armey missive reminds The Smoking Gun of a hilarious letter written 43 years ago to FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover regarding another threat to the republic. A Wisconsin Bible-thumper was so enraged by Elvis Presley's perverted concert antics that he branded the singer "a definite danger to the security of the United States." Impressionable girls, the man noted, were Presley's most helpless victims. (2 pages)