Meet the Unassuming Optician Sought by Celebrities

Elvis Presley shakes hands with Richard Nixon, while wearing a pair of sunglasses created by John Cottam. SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons

He claims the “King of Rock and Roll” and the “Rocket Man” as clients.

John Cottam described himself to KSL as a “little guy from a little town,” but he’s found a way to earn some big-time business. The report says that Cottam, the owner of The Spectacle in Salt Lake City, has earned the title of “Optician to the Stars” after servicing icons such as Elvis Presley and Elton John. One of his more noteworthy creations is the sunglasses that Elvis wore when he met President Nixon in 1970, depicted here.

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