People Staff
August 10, 1987 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 40

Take combatants like Joan Collins, Peter Holm, Sly Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen, add lust, loot, lawyers and one exotic Passion Flower, and you’ve got the best entertainment bargain the summer has to offer—Split City, U.S.A.

UP FRONT 24

As Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon go Back to the Beach, their ’60s contemporaries—including Sam the Sham, Little Eva and Gene Chandler—talk about the then and the now

With the worst CBS Evening News ratings in 20 years, Dan Rather, once the nation’s No. 1 anchorman, may be talking to himself when he says, “Courage”

Upset by rumors of libationary excess, Princess Diana publicly sets the record straight

INVENTORS 39

How low can it grow? Botanist Jan Weijer’s new strain of grass comes with a summer-long six-inch guarantee

WINNERS 50

Sticking to his guns in a showdown with Wells Fargo, farmer Garth Conlan saves the family land and teaches the bank an expensive lesson in fair lending practices

BIO 57

A quarter century after he was discovered in the Blue Ridge Mountains, master guitarist Doc Watson remains atop music’s peak

TEACHER 69

Author E.D. Hirsch Jr. measures Americans’ cultural literacy with a 5,000-item primer in his best-selling book

BONUS BOOK 72

The ever-fascinating Marilyn Monroe appears in a gallery of rare photos that illustrate an affectionate memoir by photographer Eve Arnold

LOOKOUT 82

A young pup from Sweden named Anton Glanzelius helps make a summer hit out of My Life as a Dog

COPING 87

Years of sunbathing left Jennie Caprio tan and lovely but with a case of skin cancer that cost her her nose

FOOD 94

In a contest fought strictly hand-to-mouth, a PEOPLE panel of experts including Robin Leach, Joel Siegel and Anne Rosenzweig picks America’s best ice cream treats, bar none

SONG 101

Country is country and rock is rock, but the twain twang together for “new traditionalist” Steve Earle

JOCKS 105

Champion weightlifter Roberto Urrutia fled to the U.S. from Cuba—and hopes to give a big lift to his adopted country at this week’s Pan American Games

ON THE MOVE 110

Alysoun Seacat—yes, that’s her name—is tops at training dolphins and Nuka the walrus—and breaking attendance records at the New York Aquarium on Coney Island

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 7

TAKE ONE 23

STAR TRACKS 92

CHATTER 112

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