August 1985

Special Interest
23Wiley Post/will Rogers Air Crash: Fifty Years Later What Really Happened / By Jimmy Mattern As Told To Dorothy Mattern
27Living Free: Emily Jo Beard's Idyllwild-retreat Alternative To The Animal Shelter / By Tom Kirby
29Desert Circus: After A Three-year Hiatus, The Circus Is Back In Town / By Carolyn Patten
31The City Beat In The Heat: Our Lois Lane Pounds The Pavement For A Hot Story / By Jan Curran
Regular Features
10Editor's Note: How Hot Is It? / By W.h. Bowart
14Comment: High And Low Notes
17Psl Informant: Waterparks To Make A Splash And More
20Closeups: Physician Save My Car! Plus More
22Gallery Scene: The Art Of August
33Wardrobe: Fall Features / By Maggi Miller & Teke
34Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide: August Activities / By Donna Curran
73Bodytalk: Dieter's Almanac Salad Days Are Here Again / By Theodore Berland
75Around Town: The Year Of Barbara Sinatra / By Pamela Bieri
95Shoppers Bazaar: Special-interest Items
96Starstruck: You're In The Spotlight Now. Leo Plus 11 / By A. Kalid Rah

ABOUT THE COVER: We're talking heatwave. Fashion photographer Teke captures Mr. Los Angeles Body Builder 1984 Matt Bitetti, a 1985 Mr. U.S.A. contender, in a Savage bikini from Bikini by Bernie, Palm Springs. Her models wear (from left), an Eeni Meeni maillot from Perfect Fit of Palm Springs and a bikini-look maillot from Double Exposure, available at 4 Seasons Swimwear, Palm Desert. Patio umbrellas from Santa Barbara Designs.


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Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
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