Most correspondents enjoyed our wedding issue (some sent us pictures of their own nuptials), but a few grumbled that we neglected to include brides they felt should have made the Best category, most notably Tricia Nixon, Christie Brinkley and Princess Margaret (PEOPLE, July 26).
HERE COME THE BRIDES!
As a just married bride myself, I had thought that after poring over countless bridal books and magazines and worrying over a million details, I would have had enough of weddings. I was wrong. I’m just as intrigued now as ever before. Thanks for presenting an issue for those of us who will never get tired of wondering who as (in I he guest list and seeing what the bride wore.
TRACEY NALDJIEFF, St. Catharines, Ont.
Judd Hirsch did indeed many Bonnie Chalkin, but the photograph you ran is not her! I know both of them and unless I need glasses, this is not Bonnie.
KIRA DANUS, New York City
You are right. This is the real Mrs. Judd Hirsch. We regret the error.—ED.
Mickey Rooney giving his beautiful wife, Jan, a hard lime for putting on weight? Look in the mirror, Mickey. Have you ever heard the expression the pot calling the kettle black?
JUDITH PITTMAN, Canyon County, Calif.
Zsa Zsa Gabor commented that both she and Elizabeth Taylor were married to Hiltons and “I was Liz Taylor’s mother-in-law and about the same age.” Please have Zsa Zsa check her vital statistics, which document her age as about 76 or 77—a good 16 years senior to Liz’s smashing 61. Zsa Zsa, you could still be Liz’s mother-in-law!
DORIS JACOBS, Mineola, N.Y.
I was less than tickled to see a blurb on my ex-husband, Larry Brody, who recently married for the third time at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. His rationale for the service was that he’d had “serious weddings and ridiculous marriages. So this time we thought we’d have a ridiculous wedding and maybe we’ll have a serious marriage.” Clever, but unlikely. I think it would be more appropriate to say ridiculous weddings are appropriate for ridiculous people who think marriage itself is a joke.
JANIS HENDLER, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Dear Larry, It made for a great quote; however, I have to disagree with you. Our marriage was many things, but it was never ridiculous. Best wishes to you and Gwen. Your first wife, Sandi.
SANDRA ELLIOT, Encino, Calif.
As your story showed, Eloise and I had the opportunity to marry in style. 1 would, however, like to correct a few details so my friends with whom I’ve shared the true facts won’t think me a liar. The annual gross sales of Paul Mitchell hair-care products are $150 million rather than $100 million. And I met Eloise in 1991, rather than 1990, and proposed to her in 1992, not 1991.1 could never have waited three years to make this wonderful lady mine.
JOHN PAUL DE JORIA, Beverly Hills
We regret the errors.—ED.
GOVERNOR JIM FLORIO
How refreshing to see your enlightening article about our courageous governor, Jim Florio. It’s a real tonic, after the mindless talk show hosts, stupid bumper slickers and NRA blather that has been inundating us for the past few years, to read something real and objective for once. Yes, surprise! There are really quite a few people here in New Jersey who actually like the man and admire him immensely. He’s done a world of good for our stale and is a good and decent man to boot. May he be our governor for as long as he wants!
JOAN M. MARTIN. Flemington, N.J.
Your article notwithstanding, New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio is anything but a “man of rock hard principle.” By breaking his antitaxes pledge, Florio showed himself to be a typically duplicitous politician who, if he’s re-elected, owes his good fortune to tepid opposition instead of wholesale approval of his performance in office.
RICHARD J. CROSS III, Timonium, Md.
When Marty Ingels said, “I made that lady a millionaire,” did he think his wheeling-dealing was responsible for June Allyson’s becoming a millionaire? Or was it her considerable talent and charm and a lifetime of honing it? She has single-handedly turned incontinence into a mentionable fact of life for a whole nation of aging citizens. They and we are grateful to her. I imagine Depends is too. Mr. Ingels is only an agent. Miss Allyson is the talent that makes an agent’s life worthwhile.
SHEILA PINKHAM, Woburn, Mass.