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updated 01/26/1998 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/26/1998 01:00AM

UP FRONT 42
From dress fittings to final curtsy, New York debutante Olivia Trapp learns all about the glamor—and anxiety—of bowing to society

50 After Sonny Bono's funeral, Cher, daughter Chastity and Bono's wife Mary prepare for life without him

SOCIETY 57
Amid accusations about adultery and heavy (face) lifting, Alec and Jocelyne Wildenstein prove that the rich really are different

TROUBLE 63
"Good guy" actor Mykelti Williamson shocked family and friends when he was arrested for allegedly stabbing a friend of his ex-wife's in L.A.

KIN 67
Actress Tracy Griffith and her half sister Melanie Griffith share the same father, but their roots are different—Tracy is the redhead

ANGELS 71
After a 14-year rise through the ranks in Hollywood, former movie exec Mara Manus winds up on Skid Row—helping the homeless find careers

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 77
Once the master political mimic, David Frye sank his brilliant career with drink and insecurity. Now he'd like to make his voices heard again

STYLE 81
Stars like Madonna, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts need no translation when it comes to the chic clothes of Italian designer Alberta Ferretti

WINNERS 85
Rockers Santana, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and the Mamas and Papas join the class of '98 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Awards

INTRODUCING 86
Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry is a character-building experience for winning comedian and actress Hazelle Goodman

TO THE TOP 88
Director-designer Julie Taymor's stunning Broadway production of The Lion King draws rapturous reviews and SRO audiences

COVER 98
After years of playing the weird kid, Leonardo DiCaprio is all grown-up and steaming to stardom with the success of his new movie Titanic

OLYMPICS '98 107
Coming back from a family tragedy, ice dancers Elizabeth Punsalan and Jerod Swallow look to Nagano to crown their brilliant career

OUT OF THE PAST 111
Lady Victoire Ridsdale, onetime assistant to spy-turned-novelist Ian Fleming, inspired the character of James Bond's Miss Moneypenny

SPLIT 119
After a New Year's altercation chez Roseanne, the comedian and her brawny third husband Ben Thomas head for divorce court

PARTY 120
Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kirstie Alley and other luminaries got down to earth at the democratic People's Choice Awards

ROYALS 125
Rasshied Din has yet to unveil his plans for the Al-thorp museum devoted to the late Princess Diana, but he's already haunted by controversy

ON THE MOVE 131
As an L.A. gang member, Arthur Bonner was on a dead-end course; now he has forged a new life by saving a rare species of butterfly

HAPPY 135
Bill Gottlieb used The New York Times crossword puzzle to ask Emily Mindel, "Will you marry me?" As usual, she came up with the right answer

MAKEOVER 136
In a capital improvement, Paula Jones, Clinton accuser and butt of late-night humor, tones down the mascara and tames her hair

MAIL 4
INSIDE PEOPLE 6
STAR TRACKS 8
PICKS & PANS 17
THE INSIDER 41
PASSAGES 97
STYLE WATCH 109
PUZZLER 128
CHATTER 138

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