The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on April 25, 1971 · Page 494
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 494

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LETTERS p : " ' J "I Readers, Oscar and Hope Last year ... we felt that the Motion Picture Academy had really reached its zenith and made mature, unsentimental, and courageous choices. This year, our hopes were not nearly so high. We regretted the omission of "Women in Love" in the best picture and costume categories (the costume omission I shall never understand) and while we enjoyed "Airport" and "Love Story," we felt that they were in the wrong league. Imagine our pure pleasure when "Pattern," George C. Scott (A rebel, but undis-putably a great actor in one of the best performances to ever hit celluloid), Glenda Jackson and John Mills won awards. Integrity reigned supreme in Hollywood and we love Oscar even more. PATRICK LANG Wilmington Charles Champlin's post-mortem of the Academy Awards (April 18 Calendar) contained an attack on Bob Hope which in my opinion was unjustified, unfair and just plain nasty. In over two years of unrelenting boredom, Hope's monolog, though not as sharp as in past years, was still a most welcome relief, and one of the very few bright spots. Were I Hope, I'd make this my last appearance at the awards and let them drown in their own dullness. ELEAXOR FEILER North Hollywood 'A Disposable Product' Actor Jack Nicholson is a shoo-in for Most Offensive Quote of the Year (April -1 Calendar). He was quoted expressing his fondness for I.os Angeles: "It's great. I love it. I even loved the earthquake." Mr. Nicholson should be reminded that while he was "loving" the earthquake, others less appreciative were being killed by it. Perhaps were Los Angeles to be hit by an even more horrendous and widespread cataclysm, say, bubonic plague, Mr. Nicholson's ecstacy would be nothing less than orgasmic, if indeed "America is the disposable society" another profundity from the same interview then surely Mr. Nicholson's earthquake enthusiasm is one of the more disposable products of that societv. HERMAN STEIN l.os Angeles Two Views of Hilburn I couldn't agree more with Denico Fractious of Harbor City (Letters, April 11 Calendar). Robert Hilburn praises the defunct Beatles all too much. Except for the Taylor family (James Taylor's clan) he hardly ever mentions any other new superstars.' While many articles have appeared about McCartney, Lennon and the new controversial Klaus Voorman, not one article has appeared for the following personalities (not including concert reviews): Rod Stewart of the Faces, Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Three Dog Night, Stevie Wonder, Brewer and Shipley, among many, many more. CARY DARLING Los Angeles I shoidd like to say that I have respect for Robert Hilburn's ability as a critic. True, he has praised the Beatles and Stones in reviews, but I don't think that his praise is misplaced. They are the two groups who, more than anyone, have helped shape the history of recent music. In criticizing Hilburn for his "groupielike, biased preference to the Beatles, Stones and other commercialized personalities, Denice Fractious seemed to me guilty of using the same type of bias that she objects to so much in Hilburn's reviews. Further, I don't think that the argument that Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won six Gram-mies proves it is a better song, album, etc., than the Beatles' "Let It Be." Witness the fact that two talented individuals such as Elton John and James Taylor went unnoticed on Grammy night. RANDY LEWIS Orange HATIONAL OINEBAL't National STARTS THURSDAY! LEARN TO : MEDITATE : mm 7 FREE DALE CARNEGIE' COURSE WILL HELP YOU u Demonstration V Meeting You are cordially Invited to attend this free demonstration meeting of the World Famous j 7i- ENJOY TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION A, Taught By SPEAK MORE EFFECTIVELY DEVELOP POISE t CONFIDENCE Overcome Fear increase Your Improve Memory Income Sell Self & Ideas Win People Over Think on Your Feet Gain Recognition Talk Before Groups m If H I -T -1 MHIMHISril MAHtSH YOGI (59th Year) DALE CARNEGIE COURSE lecture Every Tuesday, I ML b Chirltt f. Lutii amliUat TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1 P.M. S.R.M. FOUNDATION Presented by JOHNSON ASSOCIATES flmeroa Hotel Cenferenci km Mala flnr If S. Fliueroi St. Near Olymali ild. Herter Freeway te etk It Lata at Parking 1142 Santa Monica Blvd. 1m IntraUa Calif anntc Phonti 481-0800 " THIS OUT-IO DM! CARNEQIE, Fwndcr YOU WON'T """ I7M2N lecture Oonatlei $1 J eM lactwt Write Far Heme Itudy Cannes lou anetua mmta calendar, Sunday, aprii 25, 1971

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