That One Time Nikita Khrushchev Was Banned From Disneyland

Credit: Julien Libersat, “Khrushchev Is Prevented from Visiting Disneyland,” Times Illustrated (2011)

“And I say, ‘I would very much like to go and see Disneyland.’ But then, we cannot guarantee your security, they say. Then what must I do? Commit suicide? …”

On Sept. 19th, 1959, Nikita Khrushchev’s now-infamous 13-day trip to the United States was soured only a few days in upon his arrival to Los Angeles. Met with hostility almost immediately, Khrushchev was…