On March 24th of 1958, 22-year-old Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army. Naturally, Presley’s fans became consumed with panic and spent much of their time speculating about his future, some even aiming for the top by sending urgent mail to the White House in an effort to keep Elvis away from harm. This letter is just one of thousands.
The original letter
Dear President Eisenhower,
My girlfriend’s and I are writting 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!
Elvis Presley Lovers
IS OUR CRY