In This Issue

updated 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/10/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

ON THE COVER 126
Sexy, sober and unsinkable, Liz Taylor talks frankly about last year's journey to death's brink and back, the lies she says were told about her and her determination to help stamp out AIDS

Up Front 44-54

Ten years after his murder. John Lennon's life, legacy and death are remembered by son Sean and wife Yoko Ono

As the housing market cools, Joan Collins, Kenny Loggins and Zsa Zsa Gabor feel the chill

For defying his school's grooming code, ponytailed Zachariah Toungate, 8, is being taught in a closet

ARTS 56
With a little weirdness and lots of glue, Bob Pine and Brian Woodward put pasta where none has gone before

WEDDING/SPLIT 57
Mick Jagger marries Jerry Hall, as Bill Wyman and Mandy Smith call it quits

PARTY 60
Peter Jennings, Mary Tyler Moore, Walter Cronkite pack their wallets to a hoedown for a New York literacy program

PAGES 65
With a little help from Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, writer Evan Connell sees Mr. & Mrs. Bridge come to the screen

TUBE 71
Shattered by a husband's death, Beverly Hills, 90210 star Carol Potter gets her life and career back on track

CRIME 77
Despite his blindness, Robert Toye always saw himself as a bank robber

IN HER WORDS 81
If it needs to be done—or if it's fun—don't put it off, says author Lucy Hedrick

SPIRIT 84
Nuns Lorraine Hale and Kathy Hollywood venerate the saints—on T-shirts

BIO 93
Country music's Queen of Heartbreak. Tammy Wynette, plots another trip to the top

SEQUEL 103
Studio 54's Ian Schrager is back with a hip New York hostelry

HAPPY 108
Loud sings the Ethel Merman Memorial Choir

SCREEN 111
Martin and Gary Kemp portray Britain's brutish brothers, the Krays

CONTROVERSY 117
Twenty years after the slaying of his family. Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald is still fighting his murder conviction

STYLE 123
Bad-boy French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier fashions a gentler approach

WINNERS 135
A high school dropout. John Major, 47. is Britian's new PM

KIN 147
Tony Alda, Alan's half brother, is one of daytime TV's memorable mashers

N THE MONEY 151
How did John Baldessari become a top artist? First he burned all his paintings

TO THE TOP 155
Miguel Ferrer pins his hopes on Broken Badges

TROUBLE 161
Failure to use a child safety seat results in a toddler's death—and a father charged with vehicular homicide

EARTH 163
Photographer James Balog pictures the plight of threatened species

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 11
THE INSIDER 43
STAR TRACKS 68
PASSAGES 138
CHATTER 166

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