The minute I laid eyes on that gorgeous face smiling at me from your cover, I knew I had to have it. Your magazine, that is (PEOPLE, Oct. 8).
You are the first to give Nolte due credit for his brilliant performance in Who'll Stop the Rain. I just couldn't believe it when he wasn't nominated for an Oscar.
North Lauderdale, Fla.
Maybe, as Nolte says, his body tells him what it needs. His face better hop to it and do likewise. Obviously, he needs his mustache to keep from appearing entirely supercilious, smug and egotistical. It's a shame. He was excellent in North Dallas Forty.
How can anyone doubt the power of rock'n'roll? Who else but rock's biggest and best could get together for a common cause and create five nights of phenomena for thousands of people? Not any politicians I know.
New York City
If some MUSE performers "felt out-of-depth" during their anti-nuclear rally, perhaps it was because they have heard only one side of an important issue. I would be happy to arrange for an information session on nuclear power for those willing to hear another viewpoint. It might not change any minds, but at least MUSE could fight their battle knowing why some of us think the threat to the earth and to our children comes more from the anti-nuclear movement than from "giant mutant sponges."
Dr. Bertram Wolfe
VP and Gen. Mgr.
Nuclear Fuel and Services Division
General Electric Company
San Jose, Calif.
To these musical experts on the nation's energy problems: If and when electricity has to be rationed, perhaps the first "sacrifice" should be recording facilities, electric pianos and guitars, PA systems, stereos, tape decks, TVs and radios.
Your photograph of "rogue cop" Erler striking a sensitive and pensive pose could not have been more laughable had you airbrushed a halo around his head. Releasing a man convicted of a particularly heinous murder, after serving 11 years of a 99½ year sentence, just because he has found religion, would make a mockery of the U.S. criminal justice system.
Dr. George Nichopoulos
What's so wrong with Elvis' Dr. Nick? Either he supplied Elvis with drugs that Elvis could have easily gotten elsewhere, or he tried to help Elvis kick the habit. I will be angry if Dr. Nick's license is suspended or revoked.
Could a caring and responsible doctor prescribe in just seven months so many different, dangerous pills and in such large amounts? It's too late to help Elvis, but it's not too late to prevent this doctor from victimizing others—a situation the Elvis hangers-on don't seem to be concerned with.
Lake Wales, Fla.
I am angry and utterly revolted by Karen Boldt's parents, not to mention the institutions of state, education and medicine that cooperated to "erase" her existence because it was an inconvenient mistake for her mother. I am strongly rooting for Karen's success in her lawsuit. Make that kind of massive complicity in life negation illegal and costly!
Mary H. Franklin
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Your story on Mondo Video's Michael O'Donoghue was very disturbing. With all the tragedy in our society, do we really need someone not only adding to it, but capitalizing on it? Mr. O'Donoghue truly is a reflection of our times, and it is sad, very sad.
Anne H. Garr
New York City
Mariette Hartley has always lit up my television screen and I'm so glad others are noticing her as well. Her "one-step" promotions with James Garner are more than commercials. They're a pure delight.
Manhattan Beach, Calif.
So Mariette Hartley learned that pig noise from her husband. I saw her do it to Johnny Carson on Tonight. If it can be taught, I want to learn it. I think she has a potent secret weapon there.