December 1976

Regular Features
12Publisher's Letter
16Comment: An Open Line For Psl Readers
25Sandscript: How To Get To The Head Of The Class
30Psl Informant: Facts For Observation, Speculation
34Around Town: President's Visit Tops The Action
86Lifestyle: Beauty, Fragrance And Lots Of Love
88Fashion: Creating High Vibrations
97Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do
145Astrological Forecast: December's Destinies
146Books & Authors: An Interview With Ansel Adams Plus Special Gift Books
150My L.a.: The Holidays Are Full Of The Scenes Of Art And The Sounds Of Music
157Gallery Scene: A Variety Of Exhibits In Local Art Centers
163Stocks: Separating Dreams From Realities In A Confusing Market
166Villager Revisited: An Early Christmas In "the Village"
167Gourmet Gossip: Ethnic Holiday Dining
170Estates & Properties
174Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure
Special Interest
57Rancho La Puerta: The Tecate, Mexico, Resort Puts Equal Emphasis On Body And Psyche
601976 Tax Reform Act: Some Significant And Beneficial Changes
62Kirk Douglas: One Celebrity Family's View Of The Holiday Gifting Tradition
65Gift Giving: Something For Everyone
94Colorful Christmas Crafting: Anita Menard Turns Decoration Making Into A Major Project
153Collegiate Tennis: The Finest Players From 16 Schools
155Colgate Triple Crown: Nine Top Women Golfers Play For $50,000
158Colgate Inaugural: Chris Evert Is A Cool Millionaire
160School For Swingers: Your Golf Game Is Bound To Get Better

ABOUT THE COVER: Interior designer Doug Hiatt decorated his Palm Springs home especially for our holiday cover. A plantation noble fir tree was cut in the state of Washington, flown to Los Angeles and rushed by ambulance to the desert. Handmade crystal ornaments arrived from Italy. White-flocked tamarisk tree boughs, purple apples and candles in crystal glasses were on the mantel while the tree was subtly flocked in purple. The holiday models wear fashions from Saks Fifth Avenue. Photo by Teke.

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