October 26, 1986
I had very high hopes for "The Last Frontier" with Linda Evans. I must admit, even caked with Australian red dust of the outback, Evans is a mighty fine looking woman. The scenery was gorgeous, but despite the authentic Australian locations, Jack Thompson, Judy Morris and Toni Lamond, just who were they trying to kid? It definitely was "Dynasty Down Under"! Oh well, I suppose it could have been worse--they could have filmed it in Valencia! Linda L. Simeone, Toluca Lake
July 6, 1990 |
A Voice in the Matter: Obscenity foe Jack Thompson is up in arms over the alleged unauthorized use of his voice on Luther Campbell's new single "Banned in the U.S.A." Thompson told The Times on Thursday that he has alerted the state attorney of Dade County, Fla.--the district where Campbell's company, Luke Records, operates--requesting an investigation into the alleged theft. He also sent a letter to Atlantic Records, asking the company to recall all singles.
June 29, 1990 |
Listeners Have Thompson's Number: Florida anti-obscenity crusader Jack Thompson received more than a dozen allegedly obscene phone calls from irate Bruce Springsteen fans in Los Angeles Thursday after KSLX-FM (97.1) disc jockey Susie Who announced Thompson's home number on the air. The calls came in response to public remarks made by Thompson on Monday denouncing Springsteen's decision to grant 2 Live Crew leader Luther Campbell the right to use the melody to his 1984 hit "Born in the U.S.A."
June 13, 1990 |
Jack Thompson, the Coral Gables, Fla., attorney whose complaint about the 2 Live Crew album put into motion the legal furor centered in Southern Florida, is now asking the federal government to take action against the rap group's record company and its national distributors. In a letter faxed Saturday to U.S. Atty. Gen. Richard Thornburgh, Thompson wrote, " . . . I have had to stand alone on this for so long in the face of nonfeasance by state and federal law enforcement.
June 18, 1990
Jack Thompson's move against 2 Live Crew began last New Year's Day when he sent letters to both Florida Gov. Bob Martinez and Dade County State Attorney Janet Reno. His demand: an investigation into the possible violation of state obscenity statutes and racketeering codes regarding the rap group's "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" album. Following up on Thompson's request regarding 2 Live Crew, Martinez called for a probe of the group's record company based upon the questions posed in the letter.