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UPDATED 07/23/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/23/1979 at 01:00 AM EDT

On the Cover 80
Sly Stallone (and girlfriend Susan Anton), Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith and Carl Weathers struggle to cope with Rocky It's aftermath of fame and pain

Up Front 30

In the firmament of L.A. society, most of the superstars are never seen on the screen

Bianca Jagger flies to a ravaged Nicaragua to aid her family and homeland

Werner Erhard turns his philosophy (and lots of cash) to est-powered auto racing

Sen. Robert Byrd meets Leonid Brezhnev at Yalta—and the talk is SALT-y

Couples 43
Pitching great Gaylord Perry and wife Blanche are both veterans of 20 baseball seasons

Discovery 48
Physicist Leon Lederman and his atom smashers attack the most basic question: What is the universe made of?

For a Song 53
Amii Stewart's disco dominance came easy—all she had to do was Knock on Wood

To the Top 57
M.A.S.H.'s transvestite Jamie Farr has two kids and a wife who love a man out of uniform

Crime 63
Sonny Barger and the Hell's Angels are busted on charges of wheeling-and-dealing in dope

Bio 67
Best-selling novelist William Styron finds writing erotic and a long-ago love a choice subject

Sequel 77
Separated Siamese twins Teresa Ward and Ginny Bunton, 22, hope Utah's Hansen twins "get along okay, as we have"

Medics 87
When Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro or Linda Blair want to look more or less toothsome, they just sidle into the chair of dentist Henry Dwork

In Trouble 95
After being unceremoniously dethroned as Miss North Carolina, Debbie Shook crunched her crown and told the Jaycees what to do with it

In His Own Words 101
Embarrassment can make you, a marriage or a corporation miserable—but here are some pointers from sociologist Edward Gross on how to cope with a red face

Mail 4

People Picks and Pans 14

Summer means old names on TV, but who can kick about Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, Chico and Tuesday (Weld)?

The menace in Peter (Jaws) Benchley's new novel, The Island, isn't sharks, eels or minnows but perverted people

Folk-rocker Gerry Rafferty follows up Baker Street with another superior LP, and singer Priscilla Coolidge-Jones, sister of Rita and wife of Booker T., is on the right track

James Coburn, Leslie Caron and Robert Culp have the misfortune to co-star in Goldengirl

Star Tracks 73

Why did Princess Grace go to Lourdes?

Joan Baez takes on William Kunstler

Arthur Fiedler dies at 84

Champ Ricky Schroder is all wet

Burt Reynolds & Carol Channing cry a river

People Puzzle 92

Chatter 104

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