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UPDATED 07/17/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 07/17/1989 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 34
Aging hutchmeister Hugh Hefner puts a glorious end to bachelorhood by wedding model Kimberley Conrad, his new Playmate-Helpmate

UP FRONT 40-44

Stars from Melissa Gilbert and Laura Dern to Edgar Winter and Meryl Streep turn out on both coasts to see Dennis Quaid play Jerry Lee Lewis in Great Balls of Fire!

After 25 years of service to Louise Nevelson, Diana MacKown is struggling to retrieve $5 million in art from the sculptor's son

WEDDING 48
In Las Vegas Griffin O'Neal—trouble-plagued son of actor Ryan O'Neal—takes a chance on marriage

SCREEN 51
Injuries sustained during Karate Kid III almost ended Sean Kanan's career—and life

TRIBUTE 54
Jim Backus, the voice of Mr. Magoo and a star of Glligan's Island, leaves them laughing

CONTROVERSY 57
Comedy writer Dick Clair wasn't joking when he left instructions to freeze his body, and the battle for his money was serious too

DEBUT 65
With her dramatic premiere at La Scala, American soprano Kallen Esperian scales the operatic heights

BIO 66
Stella Adler, American theater's grandest dame, has inspired generations of acting students, including Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro, to reach for the star turn

STYLE 74
Batmania goes to fans' heads in the form of the summer's flyaway hairstyle, the Bat cut

JOCKS 77
With a little help from his still-swinging dad, Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is making baseball—and family—history

ADVENTURE 83
Joe Kane, the first American to travel the entire length of the Amazon River, delivers a vivid account of his perilous journey

SCENE 89
If your name is Betty, you have a lot of friends in Grants Pass, Ore.

TO THE TOP 91
Peter MacNicol gets scorned and spooked and slimed in Ghostbusters II—but he also strolls off with the movie

TROUBLE 95
Roberto Hernandez wants to clear his name, but the wanted man who shares it won't cooperate

MEMORIES 99
Back in 1953, Regis Wilson Vaughn's bashful prom date was none other than Elvis Presley

MYSTERY 105
His suicide reveals that U.S. Navy veteran Glenn Souther was a secret agent for Russia's KGB

MEDICS 109
For Stendhal Syndrome sufferers, great paintings can cause great faintings

TUBE 111
Matt Frewer, the erstwhile Max Headroom, scores a TV and movie double

PARTY 115
When pseudo-Ghostbuster Peter Mosen works a kiddie party, spirits are high

CRIME 116
Unrequited love may have led a man to poison Austin's Treaty Oak

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 7
TAKE ONE 33
STAR TRACKS 80
CHATTER 118

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