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updated 10/10/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/10/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 84
Nearly two years after her death, Natalie Wood's last movie, Brainstorm, is in release. In this excerpt from a forthcoming book, her sister, Lana, tells the extraordinary story of Natalie's final days

UP FRONT 32

Today America's Cup, tomorrow its culture: Film stars like Bryan Brown and Mel Gibson and rock groups like Men at Work are at the front lines of an all-out Aussie invasion

Done at last with daredeviltry, Evel Knievel leaps into a new career as a traveling artist

The worlds of Dominique Dunne, a promising young actress, and boyfriend John Sweeney, a chef at trendy Ma Maison, collide in jealousy and murder

SPIRIT 48
The Rev. Frederick Price uses theatrics to spread the Good Book's word

SCENE 54
Poor little rich girl Christina Onassis flees her troubles with a wild summer on her own Ionian island

COPING 61
The A-Team's Dirk Benedict wins his fight for life

TOP 69
Once mocked as a slow learner, Houston educator Guadalupe Quintanilla is now a presidential appointee

PAGES 73
A best-selling new book by Joe McGinniss revives controversies about one of the most sensational murder trials of the last decade—the case of Green Beret doctor Jeffrey MacDonald

TUBE 107
Joan Collins' new TV hunk—and offscreen protégé—is Jon-Erik Hexum, a male model half her age

BIO 114
A tireless taskmaster even from his castle in France, advertising giant David Ogilvy is a pensioner only in name

SPLIT 123
The storybook marriage of skater Dorothy Hamill and Dean Paul Martin comes to an unhappy ending

BODY 127
Judith Wurtman has some welcome advice for dieters: Let them eat cake

LOOKOUT 132

Oregonian Heather Bennett fiddles her way to a national title

Scott Davis' note-taking service at Berkeley aims to add to the learning, not class-cutting

VIDEO 137
Trapper John's Gregory Harrison flexes his muscles in a surprising part: high-powered producer

SEQUEL 141
British walker George Meegan, who went out for a stroll six years ago, just got back

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

Harvey Korman leads a Carpool of would-be thieves on CBS, and Daniel J. Travanti searches for his abducted son in NBC's Adam

Jackie Gleason is, alas, the still-bumbling sheriff in Smokey and the Bandit Part III; Jill Clayburgh plays a Jewish lawyer in the confused Hanna K

Want to know the beauty and fitness secrets of Christie Brinkley, Linda Evans and Victoria Principal? They reveal them, more or less, in three self-help books

Kenny Rogers meets the Bee Gees on his first RCA album—it's the most catastrophic confrontation since Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster

TAKE ONE 31

STAR TRACKS 83

Sting gets plastered, for art's sake

Mia Farrow goes to school, en famille

PEOPLE PUZZLE 134

CHATTER 144

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