July 26, 1993 12:00 PM

COVER STORY

Celebrity Weddings

A Special Issue

44 BELLS ARE RINGING

Ever since Queen Victoria made her wedding a public festival in 1840, the world has been fascinated by the vows of the rich and famous

48 WEDDINGS OF THE YEAR

Its been 12 months of altared states for stars, including Julia Roberts, Eddie Murphy, Jane Seymour and Mariah Carey

60 MARRIED ON THE TUBE

Florence Henderson, Valerie Harper and other TV actors remember matrimony as a prime time

65 CONFESSIONS OF A MUCH-MARRIED MAN

Mickey Rooney talks and talks about his eight wives

70 TAKING THE CAKE

For finalists in a bridal bake-off, competition is a piece of…chocolate? orange?

72 A DAY IN JUNE

Couples from Maine to California celebrate June 5 vows in their own fashion

84 BEST & WORST WEDDING DRESSES

Elizabeth Taylor wins—and loses—when our panel of celebrity judges rates a century of gowns

96 SOME DAY MY PRINCE WILL COME

However difficult the marriages, royal weddings are always romantic affairs

100 DECENT PROPOSALS

Stedman Graham proposed to Oprah Winfrey down on the farm. Tommy Lee went through the roof for Heather Locklear. Stars tell how they wooed their mates

102 OUR WEDDING ALBUM

Magic Johnson, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hugh Hefner, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Casey Kasem and Angela Lansbury share a page out of their lives

108 MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Broadway’s Spider Woman, Chita Rivera, saves a kiss for daughter Lisa

111 STUDS WHO WED

Kathy Kennedy met her match on Studs

114 MARRIED IN MALIBU

When hair-care king John Paul De Joria wed model Eloise Broady, it was equal parts debris and de-lovely

120 WITH THIS RING…

Match the stars and their stones in our quiz

STAR TRACKS 6

Burl Reynolds pillow shops. Chris Noth runs. De Niro visits Israel, and more

UP FRONT

32 Nine Princeton students climb North America’s highest peak for AIDS research

36 Amid the disaster of the floods, radio station WGEM and newlyweds Kim Flieg and Scott Peters, among others, keep spirits high

40 Coneheads Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin and Laraine Newman are coming to the multiplex

IN THEIR WORDS 124

Master of the minutiae of government, President Clinton has trouble reading a clock

PARTY 126

Lily Tomlin Tori Spelling and John Candy spike and volley at a weekend of fund-raisers

BIO 129

Once the most hated man in New Jersey, governor and ex-boxer Jim Florio can’t be counted out

TROUBLE 139

Atoning for annoying June Allyson, comic Marty Ingels is sentenced to do stand-up

COPING 142

Author Ralph Graves based a wrenching novel on his daughter Sara’s rape

SONG 147

Top-selling pop diva RuPaul drags cross-dressing onto Main Street

CONTROVERSY 151

U.S. Surgeon General nominee Dr. Joycelyn Elders is pro-choice, anti-tobacco

HEIRS 156

Moe Howard’s grandson Jeffrey Scott runs the affairs of the late Three Stooges

MAIL 8

PICKS & PANS 13

THE INSIDER 31

PASSAGES 123

PUZZLER 136

ROYAL WATCH 155

CHATTER 158

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