In This Issue

updated 08/14/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/14/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 66
On the week she would have turned 78, her son, Desi Jr., and her closest friends share their personal memories of the Lucy they knew

UP FRONT 36-46

In an awesome feat, paraplegic park ranger Mark Wellman scales all 3,569 feet of Yosemite's El Capitan, aided every inch of the way by his mountain-master friend, Mike Corbett

With the death of Steve Rubell, founder of fabled Studio 54, the brightest light of '70s nightlife fades to black

Suspected of spying for the Kremlin, U.S. diplomat Felix Bloch winds up in the middle of a media circus

Academy Award-winning writer William Blatty is behind the cameras directing a suspenseful sequel, The Exorcist 1990, with George C. Scott

TROUBLE 51
Enraged at Inès de la Fressange's decision to pose for the bust of France's symbolic Marianne, Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld banishes his top model from the runway

SEQUEL 59
Two months after embracing a stranger as their long-missing son, Joe and Marjean Hagans have their hearts broken again

INTRODUCING... 62
Phranc, who used to be Suzy Gottlieb; now she's the "all-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger"

LOOKOUT 65
Inescapably hooked, 12-year-old Nate Berg's consecutive fishing days record will soon reach 500

MAIN STREET 79
Shoshone, Calif., was fast becoming a ghost town until hometown girl Susan Sorrells gave it a new lease on life

SPLIT 87
No longer playing love's old sweet song, Ed McMahon, the Stradivarius of second fiddles, files for divorce from his wife, Victoria, and seeks joint custody of their adopted daughter, Katherine Mary

BIO 93
Not even heroin could derail Anita O'Day, who celebrates a 50-year career as a Big Band canary and preeminent jazz stylist

SCENE 99
An unusual camp in Vermont called Circus Smirkus lets kids fulfill their sawdust dreams without running away

STYLE 102
Such serious shoppers as Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Caroline have been spotted in the hautest fashion footwear: animal flat?

MAIL 8
PICKS & PANS 13
TAKE ONE 35
STAR TRACKS 90
CHATTER 104

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