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updated 05/16/1983 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/16/1983 01:00AM

ON THE COVER 34
Helen Reddy is woman, Jeff Wald used to be her man, and 10-year-old Jordan is their child, all caught in a devastating and dirty custody battle that has turned the air blue with foul charges and filthy talk

UP FRONT 40

Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith's Kremlin letter draws a promise of no nukes from Soviet leader Yuri Andropov

A South Bronx club, Disco Fever, is home of the rappers and home away from home to an entire community

CONTROVERSY 50
Was British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper fooled, or did Adolf Hitler really keep a diary?

STAGED 55
Playwright Marsha Norman's 'Night, Mother tackles a taboo subject, suicide—and wins its unlikely author a Pulitzer

DISCOVERY 59
Anthropologist J. Lawrence Angel finds the skeleton keys to murder mysteries

SEQUEL 63
Polish political émigrés Piotr and Iwona Gumper look back in anguish

PAGES 69
There are no squares at the Round Table in Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon

COUPLES 75
At 33, ex-rock heartthrob David Cassidy has his first starring role on Broadway, and a new love

IN HIS OWN WORDS 85
University of Utah chief David P. Gardner heads a commission that chides U.S. education—and says how to pull up its grades

MOVE 92
Often grinding through two races a weekend, obsessive runner Don Marathon, né Nierling, sets a world endurance record

SCREEN 98
Flashdance stunner Jennifer Beals turns the flick into a whodunit by revealing a double did much of her footwork

BIO 102
When it comes to beauty, model agency founder Eileen Ford is the beholder with the jeweler's eye

HEIRS
James (Family) Broderick's son Matthew does his late father proud by scoring on stage (Brighton Beach Memoirs) and screen (Max Dugan Returns)

MONEY 121
Cliff (as in Cliffs Notes) Hillegass is the sultan of study guides

GOING HOME 127
In Toledo, Jamie Farr is as celebrated as that madcap M*A*S*H man, Cpl. Maxwell Q. Klinger

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes may not be wicked enough as a film

Norman Mailer takes on Egypt in Ancient Evenings; Egypt wins

Soap-star-turned-rocker Rick Springfield shows some vocal style on his LP Living in Oz

Andy Warhol gives animals in jeopardy their 15 minutes of celebrity in a traveling exhibit

TAKE ONE 33

STAR TRACKS 81

Sonny & Cher & daughter Chastity meet to eat

Broadway's Tommy Tune is his mom's My One and Only

Monty Python rolls out the world's fattest food critic, Monsieur Creosote

PEOPLE PUZZLE 118

CHATTER 130

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