June 20, 1988 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 76

Bawdy Bette Midler and sly, cerebral Lily Tomlin team up onscreen for the first time in Big Business. Was there weeping, wailing and a gnashing of egos on set? No, but there were a couple of giggling millionaires

UP FRONT 36

Four personal stories show how ordinary South Africans, both black and white, find their lives tangled in the snares of apartheid

TV’s most angry fella, Morton Downey Jr., opens his heart to a gay brother stricken with AIDS

WINNERS 51

When Nancy Reagan wanted Raisa Gorbachev to know she cared enough to give the very best, she presented her with one of Julia Spidell’s handcrafted quilts

IN HIS OWN WORDS 53

We’re destroying nature’s sunscreen, the ozone, warns a NASA scientist, and unfortunately the sky does have limits

OH NO! 56

For Queen Elizabeth it was just a day at the races until Tony Buckmaster cantered by bareback

PAGES 59

Terry Ward’s newsletter, Notes from the Dump, is a marvel of creative recycling

FEATS 60

Dressing for success, a group of California farmers put on their Bibbs and made the world’s largest salad

INTRODUCING… 67

They Might Be Giants and they might not, but two guys from Brooklyn—John Flansburgh and John Linnell—are laughing all the way to the brink

TROUBLE 72

Investigating the killing of unarmed suspects by the Ulster police, British detective John Stalker discovered he’d been more thorough than his superiors wanted

ON THE MOVE 75

An Eleanor Powell or Ann Miller she isn’t, but dancing great-great-granny Ruth Spargur is tapping into a new career

SCENE 89

Barbara Mandrell comes through in the clutch for charity with some celebrity Softball down home in Nashville

STYLE 92

Success comes in many shapes for mix-and-match designer Sandra Garratt

STAGE 97

More than a match for Madonna, Joe Mantegna scores a Broadway triumph in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow

TUBE 103

Melancholy comic Richard Lewis gets off his analyst’s couch just long enough to make a cable special called I’m Exhausted

SPLIT 107

At Kensington Palace, Princess Diana is holding her royal marriage together; her mother, Frances Shand Kydd, isn’t so lucky

CONTROVERSY 113

Paul Newman gets cheesed off in court during a legal battle over his food company

PARTY 114

The Brits and the Yanks split the winnings at this year’s Tony Awards and Broadway, as usual, comes out ahead

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 11

TAKE ONE 35

STAR TRACKS 70

CHATTER 116

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