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updated 11/11/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/11/1991 AT 01:00 AM EST

For the most part, correspondents wished Elizabeth Taylor and her new husband, Larry Fortensky (PEOPLE, Oct. 21), nothing but the best. Some were less than kind when it came to the host of their wedding extravaganza, Michael Jackson.

LIZ & LARRY'S WEDDING
I'm so glad that you were able to get such excellent photos of Elizabeth Taylor's wedding. If you hadn't, I would have been stuck seeing those aerial shots shown on TV and in the tabloids. It was a lovely wedding, and you did a great job covering it.
LISA FAGAN, Lansdowne, Pa.

I don't understand why you would put Liz Taylor's wedding on your cover or why such a big deal was made over it. The woman's been married eight times. Anyone else married that many times would have been labeled a slut and be given advice to seek therapy. She needs to reevaluate her life, and we need to quit encouraging her by putting her on the cover of every magazine.
LINDA VAN WINKLE, Oklahoma City

I must have missed something, or did Liz forget to invite her two daughters, Liza and Maria?
JOYCE MARTINSEN, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Mrs. Fortensky's daughters, Liza Todd Tivey and Maria Burton Carson, attended their mother's wedding and reception but were not in the wedding party.—ED.

Now what has gone wrong with Michael Jackson's face? It is obvious to me that in all the pictures at Liz Taylor's wedding he is trying to hide the entire right side of his face. How ironic that the thing we notice most about the ostentatious Liz and Larry wedding album exclusive is not the bride and groom but how weird Michael Jackson appears. I cannot believe he went to all this trouble to throw the biggest bash of the century and then peek at it all day with only one eye.
DIANA PHILLIPS, Catlin, Ill.

MITCH LONGLEY
I applaud your article on Mitch Longley. Mitch and I became friends a few years ago while commuting to work. With Mitch in his wheelchair and me sitting on the floor, I recall discussing his possible career in modeling. What a thrill to see it come to fruition. If all of us, disabled or not, could live our lives with the same determination as Mitch, we'd all discover greater happiness. Bravo to you, Mitch!
GIGI BRADY, Norwalk, Conn.

A few months ago when I saw Mitch Longley's picture in the Ralph Lauren ad, I almost fainted. I showed everyone in my office and said, "You want to know my type? This is my type!" I fell instantly in love! Of course, what happened to him was tragic, but he's managed to handle it with dignity and humor.
CATHERINE A. LEWIS, Alexandria, Va.

Not long ago PEOPLE named the Sexiest Man Alive, and at that time I agreed with you that it was, indeed, Patrick Swayze. Not anymore! Absolutely the Sexiest Man Alive is, without a doubt, Mitch Longley! Honey, anytime you would like to "talk and communicate" with me, I'm yours!
TRACEY WISSWELL, St. Clair Shores, Mich.

ELIZABETH BRODERICK
Elizabeth Broderick is nothing less than a cold-blooded murderer. Comparing this case to The War of the Roses is just. I'll take up the collection for the chandelier and tell Elizabeth to jump!
CLAUDIA ROGALLA, Alpine, Calif.

Reading the article about Elizabeth Broderick brought back a flood of memories of 3½ years ago. My very clever husband of 20 years and father of our four children also left me for a much younger law student turned business partner. I was left not only with no identity but also without any financial security. My rage and resentment grew until I finally took matters into my own hands. The result was not murder but very close; I was arrested and sent to jail. I was forced by the courts into therapy and received extended probation. I was able to turn my life around, find an identity, become financially secure on my own and recently many a truly wonderful man. I wish Elizabeth well, because except for the grace of God, there go I.
ANONYMOUS

How unfortunate that at a time of heightened sensitivity to women's issues, we have to consider this ugly story of a woman "scorned." Elizabeth Broderick's deliberate murder of her ex-husband and his new wife undermines the cases of truly abused women who killed in self-defense. Dumped, was she? Many women are. Most don't have $16,000 a month to salve their wounded egos; most don't buy a gun and use it. I've often been accused of being a pushover where women's issues are concerned, but I'm afraid Mrs. Broderick will have to look elsewhere for sympathy.
JOYCE SLATER, Kennesaw, Ga.

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