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updated 07/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/11/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 86
Superman III's Richard Pryor and Trading Places' Eddie Murphy face off in a duel of wits and egos that adds up to more than laughs

UP FRONT 26

Merry pranksters Cheech and Chong light up the French countryside, with nary a joint in sight

Minneapolis tycoon Percy Ross treads a thin line between philanthropy and an ego trip

Dr. Alfred Katz of the Red Cross says AIDS hysteria is threatening the nation's blood bank

Scharlette Holdman fights to save the men on Florida's Death Row

ARTS 42
Edwina Sandys, Winston Churchill's granddaughter, makes bold strokes of her own—as an artist

IN HER OWN WORDS 46
Kathryn Falk cashes in on a torrid publishing phenomenon with tips on How to Write a Romance

TOP 54
Danish beauty Merete Van Kamp picks off the plum role of the new TV season in Princess Daisy

GALLERY 61
Eighty years ago Cecil Rhodes established the renowned Rhodes scholarships, and the roster of celebrated grads includes Dean Rusk, Pat Haden and Kris Kristofferson

TUBE 71
Dabney Coleman admits that he is well typecast as a chauvinist in the NBC hit Buffalo Bill

WINNERS 76
Chris Atkins spices up next season's Dallas as a young psychology student who may put Sue Ellen on the couch

MOVE 82
Tut, tut! The boys are in tutus in Les Ballets Trockadero

HOST 95
A Creole cookbook puts Baton Rouge's Junior League on the culinary map

HEIRS 99
She's got his eyes, his smile and his hair, but Willie Nelson's little girl Susie has a voice all her own

COPING 103
Five years after a paralyzing fall, former jockey Ron Turcotte still faces pain and frustration

STYLE 110
Throw out last year's tank—swimsuit designer Monika Tilley has brought the boudoir to the beach

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

Christopher Reeve falls for Bernadette Peters in Sleeping Beauty on Showtime, and LeVar Burton hosts a children's series on PBS

It's not exactly guffaws, ahoy, but Yellowbeard, a spoofy pirate movie with Eric Idle, Peter Cook and Madeline Kahn, carries enough laughs to stay afloat

Earthbound pen pals make Letters to E.T. a book to phone home about a Talking Heads verbalize again on the LP Speaking in Tongues, while Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings Take It to the Limit

TAKE ONE 25

PEOPLE PUZZLE 106

STAR TRACKS 109

Tom Jones cuddles a new fan—his grandson

Claus von Büllow fumes as photogs focus on daughter Cosima

Walter Matthau looks up to basketballer Bill Walton

CHATTER 112

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