December 1984

Special Interest
49Happy Holidays: Palm Springs Life's Exclusive Gift Guide,
8AThe Desert Santa, Mike Allen / By W.h. Bowart,
12AAll About Holly / By Jim Cornett
73Santa Was A Gambler: A Christmastime Tale Of St. Nick The Greek / By Tricia Hurst
75A Krystle Christmas With Linda Evans: A Very Fashionable Interview / By Helena Zukowski, Teke & Maggi Miller
82Festival Of Lights: Palm Springs Celebrates The Holidays / By Margo Fox
90Museum Auction Of Palm Springs: Spectacular Items Up For Bid / By Sharon Apfelbaum
94National Charity League: "the Kids On The Block," Ticktockers And More / By Sharon Apfelbaum
Regular Features
32Editor's Note: Rejoice! / By W.h. Bowart
34Comment: Season's Greetings From The Readers
36Perspective: A Newcomer At The School / By Herb Pasik
38Psl Informant: The Business Beat
44Closeups: Profiles Of Interest
84Art: The Barakat Gallery: A Very Old-fashioned Christmas / By Roy Newquist
88Gallery Scene: Affairs Of The Art, Desert-style
105Palm Springs Life's Desert Guide: A Holiday Handbook / By Donna Curran
169Travel: European Resorts: Good Health From Baden Baden To The Costa Del Sol / By Paul Lasley & Elizabeth Harryman
171Books & Authors: Childstar-turned-author Dick Moore, Plus Gift Books / By Roy Newquist
173Tax Talk: New Rules On Business Write-offs / By Howard Gordon, Cpa
175The Bottom Line: Financial Planning Won't Come Naturally / By Donna Campbell
179Around Town: Acaf Honors Uncle Miltie / By Pamela Bieri
199Shopper's Bazaar: Gifts To Give Year-round

ABOUT THE COVER: The lovely Linda Evans of ABC-TV's Dynasty relaxes at home in a three-piece evening ensemble from Hillis, Palm Springs. Hand beading accents the bold shoulders, clean body-fitting lines and tulip hem of the custom-designed gown. Jewelry from Hillis. Hairstyle and makeup by Armando Cosio of West Hollywood. Photography by Teke. See page 75.

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