Jill Clayburgh has become a favorite actress, not only because of her outstanding ability but also because of the films she has chosen to appear in (PEOPLE, Nov. 5). An Unmarried Woman and now Starting Over are both movies that those of us who have "been there" can relate to. There should be more like these instead of the romantic, happily-ever-after films that are so far from reality.
San Mateo, Calif.
A so-called "star" lowers herself, along with the image of women, to portray a mother who becomes involved with her drug-addicted son—incest, nudity, masturbation. This is garbage, plain and simple.
Arthur Schlesinger's account of the opening of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston is beautiful, but marred by the addition of Jacqueline Onassis' reaction to being kissed by President Carter. Unbelievable!
In the South all gentlemen do not kiss ladies on such brief acquaintance either. The number who do is quite small.
When an organized "religious" group is able to control its members so completely, or shun them until suicide seems the only option left, then that group is much too close for comfort to the tactics used by Jim Jones. The Reformed Mennonite Church lacks the very essence of what religion is all about.
Nowadays, when most children's programs are either completely inane or beat kids over the head with facts and figures, it's wonderful to read that Captain Kangaroo is still on the air and has changed very little since its beginning when I used to watch it. Congratulations to Mr. Keeshan and his staff for 25 years of outstanding and down-to-earth children's programming!
Every time I see the "What becomes a Legend most?" ad for Blackglama mink, I immediately lose respect for the so-called "legendary" personality who appears. To me, a true legend is a person who refuses the tempting offer to pose for this ad and receive an $8,000 mink coat, because he or she is against the cruel and needless killing of innocent animals. What becomes a Legend most? A cloth coat.
New York City
Applause to Carol Burnett for turning down a Blackglama coat in favor of a donation to charity. Just goes to show you not all stars are "wrapped up" in themselves.
What about the Italian Stallion in a Blackglama mink?
Sly Stallone has been approached for Rogers' new "Wrap yourself in something special" mink campaign. Previous "specials" have been Henry Fonda, Vincent Price, Victor Borge and Robert Preston.—ED.
Witches Fox & Alan
Thank you for your sensitive article on Selena Fox and Jim Alan. Finally, those of us who believe in Wicca can begin to come out of the closet without fear of being burned at the stake.
I was shocked to read that a Methodist minister would call the Church of the Circle Wicca "one of the healthiest religions." Who is he serving? God or the devil? It's impossible to serve both.
Maria L. Mazanowicz
"Most Clenet owners are wealthy enough not to worry about gas mileage." That just about sums up the American attitude on energy and environmental problems—if you can pay for it, don't worry about it. All the money in the world will not begin to buy the basic necessities of life for our children and grandchildren if we don't begin to take responsibility for conserving and protecting our resources. Our own survival now depends on it!
Jacqueline F. Jackson
I very much enjoyed your piece on the American Spectator's Robert Emmett Tyrrell Jr. I like that man's somewhat twisted sense of humor.
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