People Staff
April 18, 1983 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 30

After one too many nights of terror, David Soul’s wife, Patti, charged him with abuse. Now they give a stunning, painfully candid account of the violence that almost destroyed their marriage

UP FRONT 36

Scott Rice holds a novel contest to point up a plague: crummy “creative” writing

Sitcom star Sally Struthers finds heartache and culture shock on a goodwill mission to the children of Africa

TUBE 45

John Hillerman says aloha to success as Tom Selleck’s Magnum, P.I. pal

BIO 49

Queen of movie critics Pauline Kael inspires fear, loathing and admiration in Hollywood

TEACHER 60

Ivor Spencer trains British butlers to work in the U.S.A.

MONEY 65

Philip Rosenthal isn’t cracked; he’s Germany’s gadfly porcelain king

MEDICS 71

Magician David Copperfield conjures up a bag of tricks for the handicapped

IN HIS OWN WORDS 72

Author of Blue Highways William Least Heat Moon takes the pulse of the American heartland

HAPPY 78

Talking a blue streak comes easy to John Moschitta Jr., the man with the 78-rpm tongue

CONTROVERSY 83

Father Peter Jacobs went into the restaurant business with lots of faith, hope and charity; now he’s in a lot of trouble

TOP 88

By sending old pal Paul Laxalt to hitch wagons for the GOP, Reagan signals he may be riding the campaign trail again in ’84

GALLERY 94

British photographer Norman Parkinson’s intimate, behind-the-lens glimpses of the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Koo Stark and two Elizabeths—Taylor and the Queen

JOCKS 103

Vaulting with a pole and a prayer, Billy Olson has his eye on an Olympic gold medal

SONG 106

Angelic Amy Grant tops the Christian-music chart

BODY 111

Excess marks the spot where Gilda Marx begins in her work with aerobics trainees

MOVE 117

Small wonder that Lois Chiles is J.R.’s cuddly nemesis on Dallas—she’s really an oilman’s daughter

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 9

President and Mrs. Reagan turn up in two musical specials, while Gary Coleman turns angel

John le Carré leaves the Cold War behind in his masterful The Little Drummer Girl

British rocker Nick Lowe’s The Abominable Showman should be a monster hit

Despite a healthy ration of clichés, 10 to Midnight with Charles Bronson is an involving thriller

TAKE ONE 29

PEOPLE PUZZLE 80

CHATTER 120

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