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Jim Morrison Says 'Fat Is Beautiful' in Newly Unearthed Interview
Doors frontman makes the most of his college meal plan

Jim Morrison was a fan of flab, as a newly unearthed 1969 interview with the Doors frontman reveals. In it, he explains why "fat is beautiful" to director/journalist Howard Smith and relays how he made the most of his meal plan while in college, growing to about 185 pounds and feeling great. The chat has been animated as part of a new series from PBS and the "lost interview" project Blank on Blank.

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"I felt like a large mammal. A big beast," Morrison exclaims in the interview, his words now accompanied by some delightfully literal illustrations. "When I'd move through the corridors or across the lawn, I just felt like I could knock anybody out of my way, you know. I was solid, man. It's terrible to be thin and wispy because, you know, you could get knocked over by a strong wind or something. Fat is beautiful."


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