Table of Contents

updated 10/31/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/31/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 96
He may be the best Prince of Wales in history, but as he nears 40, Charles is pursuing an odd middle life, leaving Diana alone to tend Wills and Harry and wonder where a storybook marriage went astray

UP FRONT 42

America remembers the troubled genius of Orson Welles 50 years after he fooled millions by waging "War of the Worlds"

Claiming to be the weird Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne make music together, and their only worthy cause is fun

Charlton Heston doesn't speak the language, but his road production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial is a smash in Beijing

In revolt against modern "distractions" in their order, four New Jersey nuns barricade themselves in their cloister infirmary without even a TV

PAGES 58
Twenty-four years after the great Gracie died, George Burns pays tribute to his beloved wife, friend and mentor in a memoir

CRITTERS 73
On a strange afternoon of the fauna, love blooms for a collie named Lady and, gulp, a duck named Howard

ARTS 78
Seeing museums as mausoleums, sculptor Vito Acconci finds success by turning things topsy-turvy

INVENTORS 83
With her Prega-phone, Dawn Hodson claims to fill a crying need for communication between a parent and unborn child

FOOD 86
Pumpkin heads, rejoice! Italian cook Marina Tudisco offers you the secrets of preparing the versatile, neglected fruit

CONTROVERSY 88
In the aftermath of May's Kentucky school-bus crash, two families whose kids were killed fight to hold the bus builders accountable

SEQUEL 107
Like a character from one of his many potboilers, Harold Robbins conquers pain to live and write again

STARTING OVER 111
Getting out of practice legally, Mary Kay Barbiere and Linda Walton leave the law to become wilderness trail guides with llamas carrying their caseloads

COUPLES 114
Beauty may be only skin deep, but Carol Austin's lovely cheekbones, thighs and nose are all loving gifts from her plastic surgeon husband, Harvey

CEASEFIRE 121
Having had a nasty split in 1968, actress Sylvia Miles and ex-hubby Ted Brown reunite on his radio show to relive scenes (and screams) from their marriage

SCENE 122
In Atlanta, a flock of blackbirds gets a lift from a very big support stocking

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 17
TAKE ONE 41
STAR TRACKS 63
CHATTER 124

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