While we stood there near Elvis I recalled a previous conversation regarding the hair on Elvis’ chest. In some publicity photos Elvis had little hair while in others he had a normal amount. The question was, did he or didn’t he? After staring at Elvis’ chest for a few minutes, I turned to Jeannie and whispered, “You know, he DOES have hair on his chest!”
“Yeah baby, I sure do.” Elvis, who was deep in conversation with some reporters, smiled at me as he said this. I was mortified. — Maria Columbus (president of The Elvis Special fan club) during the International Hotel Press Conference, August 1, 1969.