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updated 12/10/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 130
The jokes stopped for Joan Rivers when husband Edgar suffered a near-fatal heart attack; now the outspoken comedienne tells about that fearful night and the difficult days that followed

UP FRONT 42

On the 30th anniversary of the censure of Sen. Joe McCarthy, friends and foes—including Roy Cohn and Owen Lattimore—look back at the times

Wham!, the Police and Duran Duran join dozens of rockers in song for Ethiopian famine victims

Stephen Vander Weide tracks down the ideal Christmas tree for the First Family

Brad Moore and Gavin Kern own Christmas Fantasy, "the Gucci of decorations"

SPLIT 60
Steve Craig moves out on Marie Osmond

MEMOIR 65
The Killing Fields is Sydney Schanberg's account of a friendship that survived Cambodia's horror

SCENE 72
Practically every calamity has befallen Eastvale, Texas

STYLE 79
When Warren, Nastassja and Mariel want a fashion fix they head to Charivari, a string of ultrachic Manhattan shops

COUPLES 87
Jody Jacobs' gossip provides fodder for husband Barney Leason's racy novels

INVENTORS 105
Art Fry has found a use for low-tack glue: Post-it Notes

SONG 106
Helped by David Bowie, rock original Iggy Pop hits the mainstream

TRENDS 111
From The Facts of Life to an X-rated Kama Sutra, pop-up books are hot stuff

PAGES 119
Connie Francis confronts her troubled life in Who's Sorry Now?

LOOKOUT 125
Are you ready for loopy director Jim Jarmusch?

STAGE 129
Makeup artist Christopher Tucker supplies the snoots for Derek Jacobi's Cyrano

TUBE 141
Bill Cosby is no pudding pop, but the kids love life with their TV father

FAMILY 151
In the conclusion of their exclusive account, Teresa and Howard tell of the heartrending death of their daughter, Baby Fae

KIN 163
A hit heralds the good times for director Marisa and producer Dina Silver, daughters of filmmakers Ray and Joan Micklin Silver

SEQUEL 173
Ex-child star Edith Fellows' real-life comeback story

CONTROVERSY 185
Rodeo's Montie and Elly Montana battle over custody of a horse

TO THE TOP 191
Warren Miller's ski movies have been the best kept secret for 34 years

SCREEN 195
Tom Hulce finds stardom in Amadeus after learning to play the piano

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 13

Ed Asner and Eileen Brennan return to the tube in a sitcom tryout on ABC and Jane Seymour steals men's hearts on NBC's The Sun Also Rises

Roy Scheider follows up on the old Stanley Kubrick space classic in the sequel 2010

Lady Di, her family and similarly well-placed Brits are featured in three royal books

Chaka Khan sings on sans Rufus on I Feel for You

Thinking of buying a stereo television set? Here's some advice

TAKE ONE 41

STAR TRACKS 93

Boy George is home free

Carol Burnett cuts up

Angie Dickinson lifts off

Warren Beatty sacks out

Jack LaLanne tows the line

PEOPLE PUZZLE 182

CHATTER 198

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