John Leguizamo’s right on Latin representation in Hollywood

Listen, Hollywood?

I have always held John Leguizamo in high esteem, and my esteem for him increased after reading his [“An Open Letter to Hollywood,” Nov. 6].

I’m an African American but have always wondered about many of the concerns John raised in his letter regarding the representation of Latinos in Hollywood films.

Leguizamo is right, there needs to be more, much more and more often, and with authentic Latino actors in the above leading roles.

Non-Latinos like me notice the difference too.


Long Beach

Unreliable Sources

On Robert Lloyd’s Alaska Daily Review: “HBO-style Premise That Works on ABC” [Oct. 7]: A recent episode of “Alaska Daily” portrayed a general in full uniform as the US Secretary of Defense — the Secretary of Defense is a civilian job, not a military post.

They also referred to the downed pilot of an F41 as Airman Choi. Air Force pilots are officers


John Meng


Monetize Twitter

Reading Mary McNamara’s column [“Someone Still has to Pay all the Bills,” Nov. 3] I found myself saying “check,” “check,” on almost every paragraph.

Although the only social media company I use is Facebook, I acknowledge the elements involved in its attempts to monetize itself. That is, the ads that seem to keep popping up for a product I checked out two years ago.

I have a suggestion. You mention the percentage of Americans who use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. What if the news media; including the Los Angeles Times, paid attention to each platform in relation to the percentage of their followers?

That would mean you could only give/write to Twitter a third of the attention you give to Facebook?

In 1994, America Online (AOL) was my first comprehensive experience on the Internet. It stayed that way until around 2014. What happened to AOL? I understand it exists but only as an email server.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

John Snyder

Newbury Park John Leguizamo’s right on Latin representation in Hollywood

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