IN THE SWIM
Congratulations on the Feb. 5 swimsuit issue, your best yet. Leave it to Walter Iooss Jr. to come up with fabulous photographs (She Sells Sea Shells by the Seychelles and The Islands of Paradise). Christie Brinkley, Barbara Carrera and Apollonia (Apples) Van Ravenstein have got to be three of the most gorgeous women on this planet.
In addition to the girls being beautiful and wholesome and the swimsuits fetching and imaginative, the photography of Walter Iooss Jr. was sensational. In all respects, very well done indeed!
TED BILBO III
I tip my hat to SI and to the beautiful girls for the most fabulous bathing-suit issue I've ever seen.
San Gabriel, Calif.
It seems you get better and better every year!
Your cover is exquisite.
J. J. DOYLE
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
As a young man enduring the rigors of law school, I find your 1979 swimsuit issue deplorable! I mean, how is a guy supposed to study? Christie Brinkley is devastating.
ROBERT J. LaFOREST
Your annual swimsuit issue has become an American tradition. As if baseball, hot dogs and Mom were not enough, you've now added "Apples" pie!
JOHN G. KUHN
A very hip issue, with Apples capable of tempting Adam.
KEITH A. HAYMAN
It hit me like a ton of bricks! I was utterly shocked, amazed, disillusioned, upset, furious, disappointed, depressed and almost suicidal to discover that Cheryl Tiegs was not included in the swimsuit photographs. Not one single shot! You have destroyed one of my fondest concepts of this great country of ours: baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Cheryl Tiegs in the SI swimsuit edition. Do you have any extra pictures of Cheryl from last year?
Dearborn Heights, Mich.
No Cheryl Tiegs? Say it isn't so!