Forum, Jul. 19, 1976

That Great American Doll

To the Editors:

All this TIME reader wants to know is where that blonde on the cover [June 28] is traveling to.

Bill Kauzlarich Farmington, Ill.

The great American doll is still gleaming her plastic smile from the back seat, inadequately dressed for the crosscountry trek. Why not give her sensible clothes, a protective helmet for her head, her own motorcycle and that wide-open highway?

The cutesie, all-American blonde you project, glossy and slick, is vacuous to this American woman.

Maria Friedrich St. Paul

It is a relief to find an American travelogue without the obligatory '76 Bicentennial rhetoric.

Although "purple mountain majesties" and "amber...

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