What a charming story by Howard Rosenman about his lifelong obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. It was touching that he took the time to assist her grandson with his application to film school. But after all, Miss Taylor once hugged him to the most famous tits in the world, so he owed her. Tit for tat?
Peter Boam, San Pedro
I loved your article on Elizabeth Taylor. Most magazines write nostalgic stories that dont have such a personal touch. Mr. Rosenman really made me laugh at his antics, which I cant imagine anyone would have the guts to do today. All in all, your magazine is just fantastic.
Miles Roberts, Santa Monica
I can appreciate Howard Rosenmans obsession with Liz Taylor. Thankfully, he didnt pursue a career in investments with his easy proclivity to ...use the key privileges of some unknowing guests, charge our meals and massages to their rooms and delight in these great, luxurious vacation days. I can only ponder in horror how Bernie Madoff spent his youthful days.
Allene E. Swienckowski, Arcadia
GOING FOR THE GOLD
Ive always been led to believe the Academy Awards is an event created to acknowledge superlative performances. Now, Lori Goldstein tells me its really a couturier competition in which the actresses are there to show how over the top and, in some cases, freaky they can look, in order to entertain a writer who claims she is now bored. No, Ms. Goldstein, Oscar night is not about you, the fashion industry or swan dresses. It is about rewarding fine artists for fine work, whether you think so or not.
Sylvia Lewis, Thousand Oaks
I was so happy to see your cartoon on Prop. 88. Speaking for all the other golden receivers ( yes, golden receiverits the returning Im not so good at), we know no boundaries with our love. It would be so wonderful if all living creatures could be more like us! Unconditional love to all.
Zoe Treadwell, Summerland
I thank you for bringing Nic Harcourt to LA. I have been a fan for his entire run on KCRW. As an old-time musician myself (I mean oldI was lucky enough to be a part of Sammy Davis Jr.s career for 20 years), having him on board excites me. The first Turn It Up column was superb, and I especially appreciated Harcourts recommendations.
Phil Seymour, Encino
MOTHER OF A TALE
I wanted to commend you on the new LA, specifically on Anitas Girl. Carole Bayer Sager combined pop culture with the depth of what many baby boomers are experiencing dailythe impending loss of a parent. It was a brilliant piece that showed no matter who we are, we all experience the grander trials and tribulations. It brought me tears and joy.
Leslye Kasoff, Sherman Oaks