It's amazing what a little gum can do! I am still shocked that your cover photo is of Jodie Foster (164, April 2). She looks more like Heather Locklear than herself. Nevertheless, I appreciate Mark Harris' in-depth article on Foster. It's nice to know that an intelligent, hardworking woman can be a success in Hollywood.
In reaction to your cover story, I have one thing to say: Jodie
Foster for President!
Jodie foster is today's woman's woman. She exudes the three S's:
smarts, savvy, and self-confidence. We need more women like her in
the film industry these days. Where can I sign up to work for a boss
Christine Noche Granados
What an incredible woman. Thank you, Mark Harris. And what an
unbelievably beautiful woman. Thank you, [photographer] Peggy Sirota.
Mt. Penn, Pa.
As a young actor, I was thrilled to have the chance to audition for the movie The Crow. I heard nothing more about the film until your report, which only hinted at the tragedy to come. The loss of Brandon Lee's life on this set was truly a tragic and unnecessary waste of a nice guy and a good young actor. It did not have to happen. I may still be a waiter, but I am confident my break will come on a project with a higher respect for actors and their lives.
William L. Baraket
New York City
Ouch! David Browne woke up on the wrong side of the '70s when he reviewed the new release from David Coverdale and Jimmy Page. Please inform him that Led Zeppelin broke up and that his antiquated Houses of the Holier-Than-Thou attitude does him a disservice as a reviewer. And if Page has been ''reduced to grave-robbing his own past,'' it's the best argument yet that there is life after death.
Watching the Oscars, we noticed that Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington wore purple ribbons, not the red ones worn by other members of the Hollywood elite. What's their significance?
Donna Gay, Alicia Boyard
Editor's Note: The purple ribbons were to protest urban violence against blacks.
After reading your article on teen singer Mike Summers, my 9-year-old daughter purchased his recording, Side by Side. Not only has she fallen for this young crooner, but her mother and I enjoy the songs as well. It's refreshing to discover a production that's wholesome, entertaining, and...yes, hip!