At last! An article about Liza Minnelli (PEOPLE, Feb. 25) depicting her as a normal, well-adjusted person. I saw her perform twice on her recent concert tour and her talent is unequaled. It's nice to know that it's matched with intelligence and depth.
Colonial Heights, Va.
Bravo, Liza! She knows what she wants (career-and baby-wise), and she's going for it. But come on, "lack of physical beauty"? Minnelli shines inside and it shows on the outside. Oh, and Liza: If you should ever need a babysitter...
I have personally seen Liza Minnelli at three different clubs on one eventful evening. And she says her "jet set, nightclubbing" image is false? Hogwash. I'll take a superb "untouchable" artist like Streisand or Sinatra any day over the desperate headline-grabbing antics of Liza Minnelli. She's a real ego-tripper, whether she'll admit to it or not.
It is IMPERATIVE that I be put in touch with the source of those snoring suppressors before my quickly eroding marriage reaches rock bottom. You have no idea how intense my hatred becomes each time my husband hits the hay and honks his horn.
Diamond Springs, Calif.
My husband is notorious here in Southern California. We have yet to meet anyone who's heard a louder snorer. There are people who accompany him on business trips who won't stay within two floors of him. I was going to murder him, but perhaps you and Mr. Crossley can save me from the gallows. The fascinating part is—he achieves this ungodly racket with his mouth closed.
Rancho La Costa, Calif.
Please tell us how we can go about ordering one of Mr. Crossley's snore suppressors. Hopefully, it will quiet Dad down and we will all be able to get a good night's sleep!
The Smee Family
The address is Crossley Electronics, 6600 Elm Creek Drive, No. 152, Austin, Texas 78744.
Some of my oldest and most comfortable friends have come from Mr. J.D. Salinger's pen. It is nice to know he is still alive, but not so nice to know he is being "hounded."
Perhaps the writers who continue to seek interviews with J.D. Salinger should know what he said to me, a WW II buddy, when we were celebrating our discharge from the Army in 1945: "I plan to become a great writer, and to do this I will need to be alone so I can think and write without any outside interference. I want privacy, dammit, privacy. I have always had this dream, and dammit I plan to fulfill it."
I have respected Jerry's request for anonymity for 35 years and will continue to do so until he says otherwise.
Regarding your Chatter item (Feb. 18): "making like a male sex symbol" sounds as though I am chauvinistically making up for lost time after years of deprivation. There is no lost time, nor am I in the throes of some macho mania. Secondly, I am all in favor of meaningful one-night, one-year or whatever stands. Any relationship, however long or short, can have beauty and significance. The word obligation should be banned from love. Thirdly, you erroneously imply that I see Bo Derek as a bland individual. Untrue. I have nothing but admiration for the effortlessness with which she delivered the right blandness for the role.
There is another side to orthodontist Budd Rubin—his charity works. I will always be grateful for the super smile he gave me when I was a teenager. And because I was raised in an orphanage, he didn't charge a cent!
I was quite taken by her concern and insight. With leaders of her courage, the Middle East will have peace.
Squirrel stew is delicious. So don't knock it, Robert Norden Jr. Try it. You might like it. And so will your customers.
According to Blake, the skinned squirrels should be soaked in salt water for two days, then cut up and covered with water in a large pot. Add onions, garlic and oregano and boil for a half hour. Then add potatoes, celery and carrots and simmer for two hours.
Doesn't Sandra Toms of Spokane realize that Chris Evert's choice of marriage is what the women's movement is all about? Freedom for women to choose?
We need lovable people like convicted spy Boyce about as much as we need another Ayatollah. Down, too, with loyally misguided turkeys like his mentor and biographer who can find redeeming features in a traitor "who only did what he had to do."
Elsbeth J. Maginn