April 3, 2013 at 9:48 AM ET
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.
"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."