Inside the Love Affair Between Hollywood and the Presidency

President John Kennedy and Frank Sinatra
President John Kennedy and Frank Sinatra

As far back as 1930, when studio mogul Louis B. Mayer invited Calvin Coolidge to visit MGM, the entertainment industry has been attracted to D.C.'s power base as business concerns, political idealism and bragging rights beget an interwoven sphere of influence.

Bill Clinton: It was at a White House dinner for Russian President Boris Yeltsin that President Clinton hosted in 1994 that Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Katzenberg decided to form DreamWorks. Here, Spielberg returns for another visit with Clinton as they relax in 1998 at Maryland's Maple Run Golf Course.

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