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updated 08/10/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/10/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 40
Take combatants like Joan Collins, Peter Holm, Sly Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen, add lust, loot, lawyers and one exotic Passion Flower, and you've got the best entertainment bargain the summer has to offer—Split City, U.S.A.

UP FRONT 24

As Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon go Back to the Beach, their '60s contemporaries—including Sam the Sham, Little Eva and Gene Chandler—talk about the then and the now

With the worst CBS Evening News ratings in 20 years, Dan Rather, once the nation's No. 1 anchorman, may be talking to himself when he says, "Courage"

Upset by rumors of libationary excess, Princess Diana publicly sets the record straight

INVENTORS 39
How low can it grow? Botanist Jan Weijer's new strain of grass comes with a summer-long six-inch guarantee

WINNERS 50
Sticking to his guns in a showdown with Wells Fargo, farmer Garth Conlan saves the family land and teaches the bank an expensive lesson in fair lending practices

BIO 57
A quarter century after he was discovered in the Blue Ridge Mountains, master guitarist Doc Watson remains atop music's peak

TEACHER 69
Author E.D. Hirsch Jr. measures Americans' cultural literacy with a 5,000-item primer in his best-selling book

BONUS BOOK 72
The ever-fascinating Marilyn Monroe appears in a gallery of rare photos that illustrate an affectionate memoir by photographer Eve Arnold

LOOKOUT 82
A young pup from Sweden named Anton Glanzelius helps make a summer hit out of My Life as a Dog

COPING 87
Years of sunbathing left Jennie Caprio tan and lovely but with a case of skin cancer that cost her her nose

FOOD 94
In a contest fought strictly hand-to-mouth, a PEOPLE panel of experts including Robin Leach, Joel Siegel and Anne Rosenzweig picks America's best ice cream treats, bar none

SONG 101
Country is country and rock is rock, but the twain twang together for "new traditionalist" Steve Earle

JOCKS 105
Champion weightlifter Roberto Urrutia fled to the U.S. from Cuba—and hopes to give a big lift to his adopted country at this week's Pan American Games

ON THE MOVE 110
Alysoun Seacat—yes, that's her name—is tops at training dolphins and Nuka the walrus—and breaking attendance records at the New York Aquarium on Coney Island

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 23
STAR TRACKS 92
CHATTER 112

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