September 11, 1978 12:00 PM

On the Cover 92

Michael Landon is a father figure off-camera, too, for Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson and the rest of the Little House on the Prairie gang

Up Front 28

The Crane brothers—Phil, Dan and Dave—make political thunder on the right

Back from tragedy, Jan and Dean join the Beach Boys for a heroic tour

Transatlantic balloonists Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman get a heroes’ welcome back home

Cover model Melanie Cain’s beauty brought her $100,000 a year and tragedy

Teacher 41

Comic Marshall Efron acts out Bible stories on television—outrageously

Off the Screen 42

The sexiest symbol in Eyes of Laura Mars isn’t Faye Dunaway but Harvard man Tommy Lee Jones

Couples 48

Ex-cabbie Clayton Matthews and matronly wife Patty write raunchy novels

Spirit 54

For the tailors Gammarelli of Rome, Pope John Paul is now customer No. 1

Jocks 58

Eighty-six celebs turn out for drop shots and name-dropping at the RFK tennis tourney

For a Song 63

The Statler Brothers find their platinum roots not in Nashville but in them thar Virginia hills

In Her Own Words 69

Jean Zalon tells how she regained a breast after her mastectomy

Sequel 75

At 84 and unrepentent, ex-Teamster boss Dave Beck awaits “his book”

Bio 78

Notre Dame football coach Dan Devine copes with the Fighting Irish mystique

On the Move 98

Bob Graham has tried everything else—now he wants to be Florida’s governor

In Trouble 101

Lark, Utah is dying, but it didn’t go quietly

To the Top 105

Wanna be a star? Texans Liz Keigley and Shari Rhodes are Hollywood’s sharpest casting directors

Lookout 110

Comedian Robin Williams

Kayak champion Carol Fisher

Happy 114

Margaux Hemingway and new beau visit grandpapa Ernest’s old haunts in Venice

In Style 120

The zany look is in at Donald Pliner’s Right Bank Clothing Co.

People Picks & Pans 10

Joe Namath, Dick Clark and Dr. Judson Randolph, a real-life surgeon, are among the principals as TV’s new season begins

Jimmy Carter shows up, grinning, in a new book on his hometown, A Spell in Plains

Contrary to Ordinary aptly describes Austin singer Jerry Jeff Walker

Burt Lancaster’s 60th film, Go Tell the Spartans, is the best Vietnam war epic yet

Bianca, Elton and Halston like them, but Hot Dice are half-baked

Star Tracks 88

Julius Erving tips in on new game

Leonard Bernstein’s Opus 60 birthday bash

Richard Kiel gnashes into another round as “Jaws” with James Bond

Donna Summer, Jaye P. Morgan and Cher strike a blow for gay liberty

Nancy Lopez follows through for love

Bruce and Chrystie await a new Jenneration

People Puzzle 116

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