Mail from our readers
Dana Kennedy does it once again. Her interview with Winona Ryder, Glenn Close, and Meryl Streep was great. Now she comes out with an article on the supermodels, ”Bodies Count” (#215, March 25), and it was phenomenal. Kudos for her and for Dah-Len, who photographed those unbelievable and stunning pictures of Elle Macpherson. Keep up the good work.
I was horrified when you didn’t put Al Pacino in your ”Legends” issue. I was outraged when Van Halen wasn’t mentioned in the ”100 Greatest CDs of All Time.” But I love you right now. Your cover of Elle Macpherson was great.
North Hollywood, Calif.
You left off one man in ”If Looks Could Thrill” — Richard Roundtree. High Point: He went from hawking hair products in magazine ads to the title role in the movie Shaft, it’s two sequels and a short-lived TV series. Low Point: Like TV’s Shaft, other series (Generations and Outlaws) haven’t lasted long. Not much success on the big screen either since the 1970s. The Last Word: Once the epitome of black male macho, now has a recurring role as Charles S. Dutton’s gay uncle on Roc.
Your historical guide to models failed to mention one very important model/actress — Maud Adams. She is not only one of the most beautiful women to grace the face of the earth and get paid for it, but she has also won acclaim for her appearances in many films. She has been on the big screen and the small screen with such talents as Anthony Quinn, Vanessa Redgrave, Max Von Sydow, Beau Bridges, Jane Alexander, Charlton Heston, and Roger Moore. Next time give a nod to Maud!
Am I the only one who remembers that the whold world fell in love with ex-model Ali MacGraw in Love Story and grieved at her deathbed scene? If she were as terrible as some proclaim, why would anyone have cared? Why would Time magazine have put her on its cover?
I noticed that you considered Nancy Kerrigan a ”Loser of the Week” for her appearance on Saturday Night Live. Instead of giving her credit for being an obvious amateur and going in front of millions of viewers to try to have fun with the show, you criticize her. After all, she is a world-class figure skater, not an Oscar-winning veteran actress.
CORRECTION: A story about power novelists (#216, April 1) implied that Stephen King lost his lawsuit against New Line over its 1992 film The Lawnmower Man. Initially, King’s attempts to keep his name out of the credits for the movie — which has an entirely different plot from his short story — were unsuccessful. However, he later obtained a $2.5 million settlement, as well as an injunction prohibiting the use of his name in any manner in connection with the film. We regret the error.