Fans Linda Kelly, Sherry Bane, and Mickie Mattson were not happy that Elvis would be in the U.S. army and wrote about their feelings to president Eisenhower in 1958.
Here’s what they wrote, including the original mistakes:
“Dear President Eisenhower,
My girlfriend’s and I are writing all the way from Montana. We think its bad enough to send Elvis Presley in the Army, but if you cut his side burns off we will just die! You don’t no how we fell about him, I really don’t see why you have to send him in the Army at all, but we beg you please please don’t give him a G.I. hair cut, oh please please don’t! If you do we will just about die!Presley Presley Is our cry P-R-E-S-L-E-Y
Elvis Presley Lovers,Linda Kelly Sherry Bane Mickie Mattson”
See also the post: This is no laughing matter to me, or any other fan of the Beatles
Source: [National Archives: Prologue Magazine]