To the editors:

Lawrence Bommer in re. review on Billie Holiday [September 29]–that’s gardenias for godsake, not camellias. Gardenias were her signature flower. “God Bless the Child” wasn’t exactly a gift, but more like a criticism, as her mother refused to loan her money when she needed it. As for the rest–yes.

Barbara Kynette


Lawrence Bommer replies:

Sorry. It looked like a camellia to me, but then all white flowers look the same to me.