June 29, 1986
I have enjoyed all the movies and documentaries on the subject of aviation. Some years ago, I found PBS' "The Lonely Eagles," which told of black World War II pilots, particularly interesting. I have been looking for a rerun of this series, but it has been in vain. James M. Jacobs, Los Angeles
January 17, 2005
"It's Official: My Brother Died in Vain," Commentary, Jan. 14: Though Dante Zappala's grief is warranted, his indictment of our leadership isn't. Our president, former president, Congress and Democratic presidential candidate all supported the invasion of Iraq for a handful of reasons, weapons of mass destruction being only one. The result? A monstrous dictator is overthrown; a democracy is created; millions of lives have been released from a regime. No, Mr. Zappala, your brother did not die in vain.
August 18, 1991
The captioned photograph of Stella Adler on the front page of the July 7 Book Review ("Method Actors" by Steve Vineberg) implies that the great lady of world theater was "a disciple" of Lee Strasberg. Is that how it really was? I was given to understand, from the most reliable source, that Miss Adler, on her return from her first visit to the U.S.S.R., tried in vain to explain to Strasberg that he had "gotten it all wrong" and that Stanislavsky should not be interpreted in the manner which was being adopted by the so-called "method school," then under the direction of Strasberg.
September 9, 1990
Regarding Shearer's article on the abhorrent parking situation in West Hollywood: I, too, am fed up with "the creative city." After multiple parking tickets and several trips where I have circled blocks in vain I have decided that the nearby areas of Larchmont and Glendale seem to welcome my business by addressing the parking situation rather than ignoring it. TOM FLACK Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1987
Thank you, L.A. Times for permitting the NRA to express the other side of the gun control issue (for a change). I only hope that my year spent in Vietnam defending basic rights like free speech and defending oneself was not in vain. Those letter writers are the true un-Americans to attempt to limit these rights for others. STEVEN G. KLOTZSCHE Pasadena
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1998
Re "Videotape Farewell: 'I'm a Dead Man,' " May 2: The picture of Daniel V. Jones brought tears to my eyes. I understand a little of what he may have felt. I have a chronic pain condition caused by fibromyalgia. My darkest time was when I felt that no one cared and there was no one to help me. I think most of us can bear pain and disability when we feel that others, especially the medical community, care and try to do whatever they can to relieve our suffering. Unfortunately, most doctors are only concerned with ordering tests and writing prescriptions.