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updated 02/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

100 YEARS OF HOLLYWOOD 25

THE GREAT ONES 26

Greta Garbo
Swedish siren of the silents

The Marx Bros.
Off-the-wall comedy, all in the family

Cary Grant
Mr. Sophistication

Katharine Hepburn
Oscar's champ, Tracy's love

Elizabeth Taylor
Queen of diamonds—and divorce

Rudolph Valentino
The flicks' first "great lover"

Lassie
One wag who never said a line

Clark Gable
The star who balked at the Bounty

Marlon Brando
Method's brilliant, boorish master

Humphrey Bogart
The tough guy for all seasons

Fred Astaire
Best of the hoofers, barre none

Marilyn Monroe
Unforgettable beauty, sad end

ESSAY 40
A not-too-serious look at Hollywood, from orange grove to Animal House

VOICES

Amelia Batchler has carried a torch for Columbia all these years (48)

David Brunson, grandson of Hollywood's founder, reminisces (55)

Why are today's moviemakers playing dumb? Tough talk from screenwriter

I.A.L. Diamond (66)

Meet silent superstar Lillian Gish—Molly Ringwald didn't show (70)

Costume designer Jean-Louis opens up a closetful of memories (76)

Mae Clarke recalls the juicy moment with Cagney and that grapefruit (79)

SCANDALS 50
Sex, money and murder make for great Hollywood stories, and the best ones—about Mary Astor, Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, etc.—are even true

POLL 56
We ran Hollywood up a poll, and look at whom you saluted—John Wayne, Streep, Redford and more!

ZINGERS 65
Cooper, Hitch and others sound off on the town that made them famous

FABULOUS FACTOIDS 73
Bacall's dubber, Hayworth's hairline and similar minutiae

GALLERY 80
Even when they were off-camera, W.C. Fields, Bette Davis and Chaplin were on

WINNERS 88
America's Cup challenger Dennis Conner believes the racer's edge goes to the man who thinks of everything—then does it

SONG 92
The Beastie Boys' beastly behavior wins fans and infuriates a lot of other people

MYSTERY 94
Stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, like two of his former 49er teammates, Bob Waters believes their common illness may hold clues to a cure

TROUBLE 96
Busted for marijuana, Mick's Jerry Hall passes an uneasy night in a Barbados cell

MEDICS 101
Gerald Zatuchni surveys the fertile field of contraceptive research

ON THE MOVE 113
Adnan Khashoggi lost millions on the arms-to-Iran deal, and now nervous creditors are moving in on his empire

MAIL 2
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 87
LOOKOUT 98
HOST 109
PARTY 119

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