By People Staff
September 03, 1979 12:00 PM


I enjoyed your story on Moonraker (PEOPLE, Aug. 13). Roger Moore has nothing to worry about when being compared to Sean Connery. His portrayal of filmdom’s favorite secret agent is a good, solid one. But with all those beautiful women, how could you say he’s “weathered” four 007 epics? I’d like to see some of that weather come my way.

Frank Wilson

Langley AFB, Va.

What is so sexy about a 7’2″ behemoth with steel teeth? Sure, “Jaws” was sweeter than we thought when he fell in love, but sexy? You’ve got to be kidding.

Jennifer Lyn

Westerville, Ohio

Richard Nixon

Nixon on the road to vindication? Never! The only road I’m interested in him taking is the one paved with exactly what he never had—good intentions.

Donna Erickson

St. Louis

I believe that rather than seeking vindication President Nixon simply wants to live his life as he pleases. What’s wrong with that? Anyway, if Jane Fonda doesn’t like him, the guy can’t be all bad.

Jim Stewart

Gastonia, N.C.

Toni Tucci

Toni Tucci’s analysis of older woman-younger man relationships was fairly legitimate, if somewhat crude. It’s a classic case of turnabout being fair play. As a 30-year-old male who deplores the “sweat-hog” appearance of most women my age, I find the older woman’s high regard for her femininity, and keeping her figure, to be very refreshing and attractive.

Geoff Bickford

Colonie, N.Y.

The reason Toni Tucci, 59, relates so well to younger men is that she has the mentality of a 3-year-old.

Suzie Thomas

Sunnyvale, Calif.

Dr. Robert White

When they get the head transplants perfected, put me down for Candice Bergen’s. While we’re at it, I’ll take Neil Diamond’s for my boyfriend.

Van Justin

Longview, Wash.

The Cars

Although they do have an interesting sound, the Cars are decidedly not “New Wave”/progressive. With their pointless, and sexist, album cover (Candy-O) and their juvenile, sexist lyrics, they are in fact regressive. A “relapsed wave,” if you will. Why oh why is intelligence in ’70s rock so hard to find!

Ruta Baker

Hunt Woods, Mich.

Mary Surratt

In your article on the restoration of Dr. Samuel Mudd’s name, you wrongly identified Mary Surratt as John Wilkes Booth’s landlady. Mary ran a Washington, D.C. boardinghouse where Booth occasionally met with other men planning to kidnap Lincoln in early 1865, but he never leased a room from her. Although Mary was found guilty in the conspiracy plot to kill Lincoln and became the first woman hanged by the federal government, Lincoln historians believe her to be innocent. In a country that is finally rediscovering women in history, it is time we rediscover Mary Surratt and exonerate her.

Timothy P. Cwiek


Encouraged by the President’s action on Dr. Mudd, Congresswoman Marjorie S. Holt of Maryland is conducting legal and historical research with an eye toward drafting a bill to clear Mary Surratt.—ED.

Picks & Pans

We Bruce Lee fans do not consider Game of Death a ripoff because it only contains some 15 minutes of new Bruce Lee fight scenes. As a matter of fact, most of us have been waiting for some six years to see these last precious scenes.

Bob Handegan

Pekin, Ill.


I am really getting fed up with people criticizing John Denver for getting a gas tank. That has nothing to do with ecology. Are people stopping their driving? No. He has every right—if other people had his money, they’d be out getting one too. John Denver is a very talented man and supports many worthy causes.

Beth Kellerman

Colorado Springs

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Rhoda Brooker