08/14/1995 at 01:00 AM EDT
It was not the brides from our Celebrity Weddings '95 issue who took center stage with correspondents, but their bridesmaids (PEOPLE, July 24). Most readers defended the bridal-ensemble choices—no matter how horrific—reminding us it is the bride's big day and her taste is what matters. Others lambasted our choices for the judges who evaluated the dresses.
CELEBRITY WEDDINGS '95
Congratulations to all of your newlyweds in your Celebrity Weddings issue. It's nice to see even the rich and famous pick awful bridesmaid dresses.
I found your last article, Best and Worst Bridesmaids' Dresses, very insensitive. These poor women planned the day of their dreams for months, and you just chewed them up and spit them out. Come on, have a heart.
LYNN ADAMO, Blacksburg, Va.
I completely disagree with the judges' opinions on the underrated bridesmaids' gowns of Jill Goodacre. Why? They were the ones I chose for my wedding. I couldn't agree more, however, on the choices of Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy. What's the point of being rich and sticking your bridesmaids with the ugliest dresses possible!
BERNADETTE COOLEY, La Salle, Ill.
David Hasselhoff needs to come down out of the clouds. He was not the first, nor will he be the last, to get married at Waimea Falls Park in Hawaii.
FRANKIE L. RUGGLES-QUINABO Honolulu
Right you are, but he and wife Pamela had the first evening ceremony at the lighted waterfall.—ED.
I don't mean to be rude, but I disagreed with the topic Best and Worst Bridesmaids' Dresses. I am only 12 years old but still realize that people have different tastes and different ideas of beauty in everything. Your story implies that someone else's idea of beauty is wrong. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
SAMANTHA PODOS, Tenafly, N.J.
I have one request of your editors—please select judges who have some idea of fashion themselves, not Melissa Rivers with that tired hairstyle or Jackee Harry, who bought all of her clothes before she gained that last 35 pounds.
ALBERT FEVDA, Lindenwold, N.J.
In your article you listed the murderer of Kitty Genovese as Walter Moseley, but in the caption next to his lawyer's picture you list the murderer as Winston Moseley. Which one is it? I want to make sure I am hating the right person.
LOLLY HELLMAN, Studio City, Calif.
Walter Mosley is the author of the Easy Rawlins mysteries. Winston Moseley was convicted of the murder. We regret the mix-up.—ED.
DEBBIE AND JOHN CHALLENGER
The story of the fertility clinic whose doctors allegedly mishandled embryos sounds like a Robin Cook novel come to life. How terrible for the parents, who put their trust in these physicians and probably will never know where their natural children are. I applaud the women who suspected, investigated and reported the doctor's crimes.
CAROLYN MASH, Clifton Park, N.Y.
PICKS & PANS
Regarding the review of the book 1945 by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen, it should be noted that Otto Skorzeny was not a fictional Nazi. Skorzeny earned a reputation, among friends and foes alike, as a leader of commando/special-forces type operations. Perhaps his most daring exploit was the "rescue" of Benito Mussolini from the Allies in 1943.
PETER H. STUDER, Nepean, Ont.
I have just finished reading the "review" of Newt Gingrich's book 1945. I have seldom seen such a biased slam at an author as was written in the first sentence! Joe Queenan seems to be too ill informed about history to have judged this book at all. No, I have not read the book yet, but I must now, because Mr. Queenan's critique was so mean and unfair. It is clear that Mr. Queenan doesn't care for Mr. Gingrich politically or personally, but good heavens, let's have a fair book review without all of the hostile nonsense.
NANCY C. POLK, Houston