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The KISS Letter: An Encounter with Elvis

An article from Southern Cultures 17:4, The Music Issue

Marcie Cohen Ferris

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 12/2011
Subject: History, Music | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807872574


The last time I kissed him he only had on half a shirt. He has a wonderful chest. I am really crazy about him now+have the funniest feeling in me, all over."

After she saw the King in concert and met him backstage, she wrote this letter to her friends at camp. Here's the original spicy note from the teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley.

This article appears in the 2011 Music issue of Southern Cultures.

Southern Cultures is published quarterly (spring, summer, fall, winter) by the University of North Carolina Press. The journal is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for the Study of the American South.