August 15, 1988 12:00 PM

Forget it. The national parks are ablaze, the oceans are cesspools, the lakes and rivers have dried up, and Europe’s inflated. So don’t even think about getting away during these hot, humid, grouchy days of August. By comparison, the TV waters look refreshingly inviting this week, especially a glorious tribute to old Hollywood movies. So put the popcorn in the microwave, defrost the banana cream pie, sit back, and watch what happens. Summer school is in session, so all grades have been suspended this week.

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