20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Richard Nixon stepped down, Jodie Foster grew up, Jane Fonda changed images and men, Jesse Jackson painted a rainbow, and Big Bird yielded to Barney as PEOPLE chronicled the ever-evolving Age of Celebrity
STAR TRACKS 20
A photo synthesis of notables who took to their beds, splashed in their tubs, kicked up their heels and otherwise cut loose in PEOPLE'S pages
READERS' POLL 94
Aptly, the 51,000 of you responding to our 20th Anniversary Poll chose "The Way We Were" as your favorite song. When asked to survey the past two decades, you also toasted Cheers, loved Lucy, feared Jaws and voted Mel Gibson Sexiest Man Ever Alive
We cajoled Larry Hagman and Mary Crosby into reenacting "Who Shot J.R.?"; Charlie's Angels into showing off their ageless bodies; and the 1980 gold medal hockey players back onto the ice
AMERICAN STORIES 150
Following up on the heartwarming, heartbreaking and humorous stories that moved readers through the years, we discover: The heroine of Love Canal is now a full-time environmental activist. The children who must shun the light thrive in semidarkness. The woman with Cher's face has a new look, thanks to plastic surgery.
CHARLES AND DIANA 193
See Shy Di take Prince Charles off the market! Watch her melt the hearts of her countrymen! Weep as her fairy tale turns grim! It's all in our Royal Romance comic book
Four soap stars, three Derns, two Cats, a First Family and other kindred spirits size up the last two decades. How have things changed? For Miss America, there's a $100,000 difference; for supermodels, a longer career
A celebrity clothes line shows the impact of Madonna's crosses and corsets, Annie Hall's pants, ties and vests, the broad shoulders of a TV Dynasty and Blossom's thrift shop threads
Not that long ago, there were no car phones or fax machines, while only glue bonded and caterpillars cocooned. For a language update, baby boomers and homeboys can share some quality time with our 20-year compendium of words and phrases
Rock Hudson's announcement that he had AIDS prodded America into action. One by one, other faces came into chilling focus: Ryan White, the brave schoolboy; Elizabeth Glaser, the nurturing mother; Arthur Ashe, the tennis hero. A gallery of PEOPLE cover images records an ongoing tragedy of our times
Once they stood in the spotlight's red glare. Today, Margaret Trudeau is a happy housewife, Roman Polanski a proud new father, G. Gordon Liddy a radio talk show host, and Anita Bryant a headliner in Branson, Mo. Plus 31 more surprise endings to 20 years of explosive stories
15-MINUTE CELEBS 291
Their fame was fleeting, but their contributions were memorable. We catch up with exotic hair-care spokesmodel Rula Lenska, mall singing sensation Tiffany, Cher's former boyfriend Rob Camilletti, one-hit rapper Vanilla Ice and seven other shooting stars
LOVE SONGS 302
"Love Stinks" for Burt and Loni, Oprah finds a "Part-Time Lover" in Stedman, and "Somewhere Out There" Linda Ronstadt crossed paths with Jerry Brown, as we pair two decades of couples and popular songs
A 20-YEAR GARAGE SALE 312
We find a solution for the Pet Rock, Yugo, Dress-for-Success suit, pasta maker, mystical crystal and other objects yuppies like Biff and Buffy once thought they couldn't live without
INSIDE PEOPLE 3
PICKS & PANS 36
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