September 3, 1986 |
For months before fashion designer Perry Ellis died in May at the age of 46, there were rumors throughout the fashion industry that he had AIDS. Was that rumor worth mentioning in Ellis' obituary? The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday and the San Francisco Examiner thought so; the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and the vast majority of other newspapers did not. Newsweek mentioned the AIDS rumor; Time did not.
November 22, 1987 |
He is a man of many Americas, North and South, new money and old, the refined manners of the Connecticut upper crust and the brash spirit of the Texas oil fields. There he is in the photos, one of history's great survivors: ambassador to the United Nations, envoy to China, director of the CIA. He was nearly Nixon's choice for vice president, nearly Ford's, finally Reagan's. But there is something fuzzy in the grain, as if all this adaptability has caused things to blur.