Here's a three-page letter handwritten by Elvis, from Bad Nauheim, Germany, to Anita Wood. This letter was written on Hotel Grunwalk stationary.

Handwritten Letter From Elvis To Anita

October 28, 1958

For the first time in a hundred years I am writing a letter. You can see why I don't like to write, the reason being I can't write worth a ???. I just thought of so many things I wanted to say to you and I couldn't say them on the phone. You'll never know how much I miss you baby, and how much I want to pet you and call you "Widdle Bitty." Your little picture is by my bed and every night before I go to sleep I always say "goodnight little Pee Pee". The people over here are very nice and friendly although they are living about 30 years behind us. Don't quote me.

I haven't dated a single girl since I have been here, the reason being, I don't have time and everytime I get out of the hotel [Grunwald] I get mobbed. Also, I haven't seen a girl yet that could speak English. You say hello to one and she says "Luben Slich Ein EP skep skep skep Von Heimer Bull Shit". I want to explain something to you and you have got to trust me and believe me because I am very sincere when I say it. I will tell you this much. I have never, and never will again, love any one like I love you, sweetheart. Also, I guarantee that when I marry, it will be Miss "Little 'Presley' Wood."

There is a lot you have to understand though. Only God knows when the time will be right. So you have got to consider this and love me, trust me and keep yourself clean and wholesome because that is the big thing that can determine our lives and happiness together. If you believe me and trust me you will wait for me and our future will be filled with happiness. With God's help it will work itself out and you will understand and be patient. I worked so hard to build up my career and everything, and if you truly love me you would not want anything to happen to it and cause me to be unhappy.

No matter what I'm doing, whether it be the army, making movies, traveling or singing, I will be thinking of the time when we have our first "Little Elvis Presley". So keep this in mind and don't get discouraged and lonely. Just remember this is a guy that loves you with all his heart and wants to marry you. One more thing, honey, for goodness sake, please don't let anyone read this and don't say a word about this letter to anyone. You know how I hate that so be careful, baby. If you love me and you are sincere you wouldn't want to let anyone know our intimate secrets. I better go for now, love, so be happy and remember down in your little heart that I love you, love you, love you. Keep writing.

Yours Alone and Forever


Did you notice in his letter to Anita it's dated October 28, 1958, and he says...I haven't dated a single girl since I have been here...

So, keep that in mind as you read this next one he writes to Alan Fortas. Seems to be a little contradiction going on. :-) But, hey, that's the way Elvis was...he LOVED women!

This next one is a two-page letter handwritten by Elvis in Grafenwohr, Germany, posted in Friedberg and sent to Alan "Hog Ears" Fortas, in Memphis, Tennessee. It was written in November, 1958. Exact date not known.

Handwritten Letter From Elvis To Alan Fortas

Dear Hog Ears,

Got your letter and was glad to hear from you. Well, you know I am bound to be pretty lonely or I wouldn't be writing a letter. We are up at a training area for 50 days, and believe me, it's miserable. It's cold and there is nothing at all to do up here. I am about 200 miles from Friedberg and won't be back until the 20th of December. It will sure be a great Christmas this year. Ha!. I would give almost anything to be home. You know it will be March of 1960 before I return to the States. Man, I hate to think about it. Of course, don't say anything about it because a miracle may happen. Boy it will be great getting out.

I will probably scream so loud they'll make me stay two more years. Ha! I can hardly wait to start singing, traveling, making movies, and above all, seeing the old gang and old Graceland. All I do is sit and count the days. Well, it'll be over in about 15 months, and as Gen. [Douglas] MacArthur said, "I shall return." Tell D.J. [deejay George Klein], uh, and Lewis, [sic] [Louis Harris] I said hello and to hold down the fort till I get back. If you see cous [cousin Gene Smith] tell him I said ep skep skep skep. I have been dating this little German "Chuckaloid" by the name of Margrit [sic] [pinup model Margit Buergin]. She looks a lot like B.B. [Brigitte Bardot]. It's Grind City [a steamy affair]. Well, I gotta go wade in the mud.

Your Pal,

Elvis Presley

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