Texas considers asking Congress to make all JFK files public


January 15, 1992|By LIZ SMITH | LIZ SMITH,Los Angeles Times Syndicate

TEXAS STATE representative Steve Wolens has filed a resolution for consideration by the legislature of the Lone Star State. If approved by Texas lawmakers, it would ask Congress immediately to make public all material pertaining to the assassination of John F. Kennedy -- all files used by the Warren Commission and the House Select Committee on Assassinations.

If certain files can't be made public, the resolution would ask Congress to prepare a report explaining specifically why individual documents must be withheld.

Maybe all the people who hate the movie "JFK" and director Oliver Stone so much will forgive him if the controversy over the film results in such a positive action.


MEL GIBSON is so divine on screen. It is awful to find out that mentally he lives in the Dark Ages. I suppose this big star thought he could give an interview to a Spanish magazine, El Pais, and it would never go international. Now Gibson has the Gay & Lesbian Alliance up in arms over his remarks.

Some of this bigoted interview is unprintable in a general-interest newspaper, but the printable portion includes the actor's assertion that he was afraid his career might cause people to assume he's gay. "But with this look, who's going to think I'm gay? It would be hard to take me for someone like that." (Astounding!)

GLADD is asking for an apology from the "Lethal Weapon" star, urging him to use his status to "educate . . . not to spread hate."


RAN INTO that whirling dervish of show biz, producer Pierre Cossette. Not only is he holding Broadway's hottest ticket, "The Will Rogers Follies," which just keeps twirling its hit lariat at the Palace Theater, but he is busy producing the Grammy Awards for TV, airing Feb. 25. Everybody rings up Pierre! Whoopi Goldberg, his Grammy emcee, has called to ask what she should wear that night. Pierre said he would leave it to Whoopi. (And why not? Since winning the Oscar, Whoopi has been looking ever more glamorous.)

In addition, Cossette is preparing another major Broadway musical show based on the cross-dressing movie hit "Victor/Victoria." Blake Edwards, who did the film, has written the book. Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse composed the score.


COURT TV's most promising anchor, Cynthia McFadden, is flaher possibly broken back in the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Fortunately, her publisher husband, Michael Davies of The Baltimore Sun, is in attendance. The U.S. judicial system will sorely miss Cynthia until she recovers. Just another horseback rider come a cropper.

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