"God's art, with a little bit of ours added in" was my thought on Coco Mitchell, the rainbow, the mountains, the lagoon, the palm trees, the smile, the suit. All in all, an ecumenical balance.
ANTHONY E. PICKERT
Kansas City, Kans.
Last year a reader who disapproved of your swimsuit issue said, "You might as well have included a wet T shirt...." I liked your response in the form of Jenna de Rosnay.
After almost four years of marriage, it's nice to know that my wife and I still enjoy the same things, even if for different reasons. Her critique of the swimsuit edition: "What a nice bathing suit.... Such a cute picture.... Beautiful islands." Mine: "Wow!"
KEN DEARSTYNE JR.
My wife beat me to the mailbox this year and absconded with the swimsuit issue. Send me another or cancel my subscription!
An internationally renowned sports publication devoting 36 pages to photographs of scantily clad young women? Overly revealing, provocative full-color pictures that hint at sexism? Beautiful models displaying suggestive swimwear in favor of Pro Bowl highlights? I love it.
West Haven, Conn.
The only thing I found wrong with your swimsuit issue was its size. Next year, would you please expand it to equal your 540-page special preview of the '84 Olympic Games (The 1984 Olympics, July 18, 1984).
Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
My son just received your swimsuit issue. He, like any other young man, won't complain, but his mother sure will. If I wanted him to have a girlie magazine, that is what I would buy him.
Let's clean up your act by stopping these issues and get back to illustrating sports, not looking for paradise.
MRS. RUTH LUBBERS
Your Feb. 10 issue has brought your publication to a new low! I am a charter subscriber and am disappointed. If I had any young boys in the family, I would cancel. All of the pictures burned very well.
JAMES P. LOIZEAUX