Publisher's Letter

updated 04/14/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/14/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

The man in these photos may look like an exuberant celebrity whom PEOPLE caught boogeying on the party beat. In fact, he is New York correspondent David Hutchings, whose specialties include teen queens (Molly Ringwald, for instance, with whom he dined on caviar and chocolate mousse), brat packers (Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay) and golden girls (Geraldine Page, Arlene Dahl, the McGuire Sisters and, in this issue, on page 56, Maureen O'Sullivan). With a pealing laugh and unbridled enthusiasm for movies, theater and celebrity gossip, Hutch is an interviewer whose questions apparently are hard to resist. He has bearded Don Ameche who was wearing pajamas in mid-afternoon and discovered that Troy Donahue once lived under a bush in Manhattan's Central Park. The trashy and the bizarre pique Hutch's curiosity. Last year at the New York disco Area, he found himself quizzing Kevin Boyce, the male mannequin who models female fashions, in the ladies' loo. No one looked askance. "It gets harder and harder," Hutch remarks, "to get noticed these days."

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