Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 19:29:07 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Earlier Citations for _Supermodel_

I didn't see those two cites on my NEXIS database. Then again, the NYPL

has only one Nexis machine that you have to reserve a day in advance for a

half hour only. This, keep in mind, for the entire city. I could go on and

on about the NYPL horrors I experienced this week.

Anyway, a check of the New York Post Page Six immediately before the

1981 Haden-Guest article in New York magazine shows that the term in use is

"top model."

5 January 1981, NY Post, pg. 6.

"Regine ignites new 'model war'" is the title.

Eileen Ford is "queen of America's top model agents."

13 January 1981, NY Post, pg. 6.

"More lousy news for top model Christie Brinkley...."

Nowadays, a top model models tops.