updated 09/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/26/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
I have just finished reading your story "Grace Kelly of Philadelphia" (PEOPLE, Sept. 5), and I was impressed with how much new information and how many fresh photographs you had uncovered. I could finally see Grace Kelly as a true-to-life human being, very much like other Americans. Because of this article we will remember her just a little bit better.
Robert L. Studeny
Why is it that all the dirt comes out after a person is dead and unable to defend herself? Learning about Princess Grace's supposed problems with her father and her boyfriends is hurtful to her family and unimportant to us. Perhaps we should honor a person in death by remembering her as she wished to be thought of in life.
Stefanie Gray Livolsi
I appreciated that you did an article about Sting, but after reading it I found myself wondering what your intention was. I found it a little degrading that a man who is one of the world's most intelligent and talented musicians was served up as little more than the subject of schoolgirl fantasies.
St. Albert, Alberta
Sting knows how to hold his audience. From the instant he begins singing, listeners become his prisoners. That face, cold and unreadable, issues a challenge. As the audience looks and listens, they attempt to fit together the pieces of this puzzle. In the end, the face and the genius of the man Sting remain an enigma, and he has everyone wrapped around his finger.
Rockville Centre, N.Y.
I thought your first three questions in the "Perfect News Anchor" poll were valid, explicit and searching. However, the fourth: "Do you think a woman could be the perfect news anchor?" What a question! You pose it as if you were asking whether Mickey Mouse could be the perfect anchor. Obviously, the first question established the standard for a good anchor when 86 percent replied that "being well-informed" is the key factor. Sexist innuendo distorted a good survey.
Tom Cruise is terribly mistaken if he thinks he's "certainly not a heartbreaker." He is one handsome guy with lots of talent and that all-American charm. Why aren't there more like him? He can dance on my sofa anytime.
Picks & Pans
Where do you find your critics? From now on when they say a movie is terrible I'm going to rush to see it. Easy Money was the funniest movie I've seen in a long time.
Von Bülow Family
I used to think money meant happiness or, at least, that it might help you to find happiness. Your article on the Von Bülow family describes a greedy, selfish, squabbling clan. Very little was mentioned about what the children have really lost: their mother, Sunny. On the contrary, they all seem to be a lot more interested in where they're living and how fast they can spend her cash. What a bunch.
According to you, before she realized her claim as Hughes' widow, 54-year-old Terry Moore was "just another aging actress." I should look half so good at 42. C'mon, PEOPLE.
Bay City, Texas
Margaret Ann Rose
Ms. Rose's sorority success seminars cultivate much of what is wrong with America: superficiality, conformity, consumption. Young minds should not be cast into this one tacky mold. Instead of fostering academic excellence, sororities and fraternities have become anti-intellectual institutions that cater to the bourgeois student. Whatever happened to the American ideal of individuality? The Greek system is a contradiction of what college should be about—which is broadening minds.
Margaret Ann Rose has reaffirmed what non-Greeks think of us—that we are superficial and concerned only with appearance. Although looking nice is important, it is not the only factor by which a girl is chosen. It is important to be yourself. Maybe if someone had anti-American views, she would be considered "radical." But to say that we choose girls who are only like ourselves is a big mistake. Thetas all across the United States are proud to be unique individuals, yet we are all part of the same organization. Sisterhood and feeling we all belong are what being a Theta is all about. Being in a sorority is not a game. It can be one of the greatest investments of your life, for your friendships will endure forever.
Elsa L. Fridl
Kappa Alpha Theta
University of Maryland
College Park, Md.
I faithfully work the Puzzle every week. When I get the following issue, the first thing I do is check the key to see which ones I solved correctly (or incorrectly). However, this week the answers for Nos. 19 and 20 were missing. May I have the answers to these two?
Granite City, Ill.
To Mrs. Hudson and all PEOPLE Puzzle fans: In the list of answers to the Aug. 20 Puzzle published in our Sept. 5 issue, answers 19 and 20—Gary Null and Johnny Lee—were inadvertently omitted. We regret the error.