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Valentine's Day: A Soggy Love Note

Set in Los Angeles on February 14th, Valentine's Day features at least a dozen big names and nearly as many interwoven story lines. It's an American Love...

The Best Year Of Her Lives

COVER STORY Shirley MacLaine, at 50, is still a rising star It gets applause, even gasps, night after night. It is a simple chorus-girl kick, the torso tilting...

A Letter From The Publisher: May 14, 1984

Senior Reporter-Researcher Elaine Dutka, who interviewed Shirley MacLaine for this week's cover story, did not originally envision herself in the role of a...

Show Business: Shirley MacLaine on the Move

The face is 42 now, and wrinkles cut lightly through the freckles. The legs are tantalizingly fit, but the right heel is blistered, bandaged and slippered, the...

Cinema: Spin And Sizzle

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE Directed by Mike Nichols Screenplay by Carrie Fisher Let's get the dish over with quickly. Suzanne Vale (Meryl Streep) is a drug-...

Living: New Age Harmonies

"Let us not walk the path of life in darkness but shed your light upon the path so that we may clearly see the power of your glory forever." Those words of...

Books: Peking Duck

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE by SHIRLEY MacLAINE 249 pages. Norton. $7.95. Actress Shirley MacLaine lost her fear of flying long before Erica Jong's heroine...

Show Business: The Other Star in the Family

A few hours before his sister Shirley MacLaine won her Oscar, Warren Beatty brought her a gift. Or, rather, he left it at the office of her agent and asked that...

A Letter From the Publisher: Dec. 7, 1987

When New York Correspondent Mary Cronin began her reporting for this week's cover story on New Age phenomena, she was momentarily dismayed to learn that some of...

Letters: Jun. 4, 1984

Still Nifty at 50 To the Editors: Shirley MacLaine [SHOW BUSINESS, May 14] is a bright star with lots of twinkle. She has everything together—her body, mind...

Cinema: Sisters Under the Skin

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Directed and Written by James L. Brooks The movie begins with anxious, ferocious Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) clambering up over the...

Show Business: The Night off the Great Prom

James Brooks'Terms of Endearment wins five Oscars Over the past decade and a half, James Brooks, 43, has made a career out of writing and producing such...

Cinema: Abstinence on the Trail

Shirley MacLaine's screen career careens from pillow to lamppost. She specializes in playing lovable, indomitable whores (Some Came Running, Irma La Douce, Sweet...

Cinema: Vile Bodies

LOVING COUPLES Directed by Jack Smight Screenplay by Martin Donovan This is an attempt to cash in comically on the recent fashion— especially not ed in...

Cinema: Gotta Dance

THE TURNING POINT Directed by Herbert Ross Screenplay by Arthur Laurents You yield to The Turning Point relucantly, knowing well that it is conning you—with...

Cinema: MacLaine Goes for Broke

What a Way to Go! is five or six big, splashy movies rolled into none. Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, a pair of permanently show-struck Broadway...

Cinema: 7X1=0

Woman Times Seven is an ill-advised attempt to improve upon the mathematical formula of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. In that film, Sophia Loren played three...