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Sugar-free Dreams

November 03, 1985

As a long-time devotee of Patsy Cline, I couldn't resist an opportunity to view the biographical movie "Sweet Dreams."

I am offended, however, that Hollywood, in its attempt to attract bigger audiences, should portray this sensitive personality as a gutter-mouthed bitch who even made obscene gestures to her mother.

Anyone who has felt the penetrating warmth of this artist through her unforgettable voice and soul-stirring love songs knows in their heart that the real Patsy simply didn't behave that way.

Consider, also, that she rose to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s from humble beginnings deep in the Southern Bible Belt, and Hollywood's concept becomes even more preposterous. Many of us today still recall the stricter morality of that era and environment.

While I realize that our film industry takes notorious liberties, this unflattering and inaccurate tribute to one of country music's greatest female singers is little more than inexcusable blasphemy.

JAN RENFROW

Oceanside

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