Not everybody in Hollywood wanted to sign their names to film editor Bruce Green's ad calling for an end to alleged U.S.-supported bombing of El Salvador civilians. There was the actor in a network series who was sympathetic but "under orders" from his production company not to participate; the liberal actress who felt it was "too political"; the studio exec who "didn't know what his boss would say."
But when Green delivered the copy last weekend (it appeared Monday), he had to quit his listing at 140 names--and calls from supporters were still coming. Martin Sheen, out of town, missed out--but has put up $1,350 to repeat the ad.
"In the last year, with 'Rambo,' 'Rocky IV' and 'White Nights'--what I would call jingoistic--I expected more resistance," said Green, "but it was just the opposite. People wanted the opportunity to express themselves."
Signatories range from apprentice editors to Teamsters, and star names from the politically familiar (Ed Asner, Mike Farrell, Goldie Hawn) to the less so (Rosanna Arquette, Michelle Pfeiffer). The main beneficiary, said Green, is Medical Aid for El Salvador, a local group that gathers supplies for non-military victims of the war.