October 29, 1984 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 120

His mother tells the moving story of David, the Bubble Boy, who lived all but 15 days of his 12 years behind plastic in germ-free isolation

UP FRONT 28

After the tragic shooting of Cover Up star Jon-Erik Hexum, his friends recall a young life full of laughter and promise

Having survived a series of setbacks, those fun-loving girls, the Go-Go’s, lose one of their founding sisters

Spanish mime Alberto Vidal brings a new species to a Miami zoo: Urban Man

While Prince Charles takes fatherhood a little too seriously, a proud Diana blissfully shows off Prince Harry

TUBE 43

Prime-time TV echoes MTV with songs from Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins and John Waite to tune up its series

SCREEN 52

Diane Kurys turns her family history into France’s export Entre Nous

SONG 56

Twisted Sister’s success hasn’t made Dee Snider abandon the burbs

COPING 65

Mariette Hartley finds that her father’s suicide gives special meaning to her role in a TV movie

STYLE 71

A young designer’s topless magazine photo hasn’t stopped the (Arabella) Pollen count from rising in Britain

ON THE JOB 78

Opera’s heavies take their cues from Met prompter Joan Dornemann

CRIME 85

Grandmother Velma Barfield, a convicted murderer, is due to become the first woman executed in the U.S. in 22 years

OUT OF THE PAST 93

With something old and something new, Artie Shaw ends 30 years’ retirement to lead a big band again

MOVE 102

Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau satirizes the President in Rap Master Ronnie, but Reagan look-alike Robert Schmidt is voting for the Gipper anyway

TO THE TOP 107

Success is in the cards for bridge whiz Bobby Wolff

MAIN STREET 113

The all-male Jaycees in Zilwaukee, Mich. disband rather than admit women

PAGES 117

Critics carp over the violence, but readers lust after Eric Van Lustbader’s The Miko

WINNERS 143

At Midwest state and county fairs Roy Holding’s hogs trot merrily along in steeplechase sprints

SEQUEL 149

Willie Nelson lets his hair down, all the way to the floor

MAIL 2

PICKS & PANS 7

V returns to NBC as a sci-fi superseries and Brooke Shields sports a tan on ABC’s Wet Gold

Bill Murray gets serious in the film The Razor’s Edge and director Brian De Palma gets scary in Body Double

Novelist Alice Adams writes of World War II era Radcliffe students in Superior Women

A new producer helps Kenny Rogers ask What About Me?

TAKE ONE 27

STAR TRACKS 49

Christopher Walken, Robert De Niro, Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov go out on a London toot

Koo Stark tries a tonsorial lark

PEOPLE PUZZLE 146

CHATTER 150

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