Issue: 19790508

Tuesday, May 8, 1979
May 8,
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Esquire Fortnightly
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2,3
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Advertisement: Marlboro
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Marlboro
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AMF Head
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AMF
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Backstage With Esquire
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Rewards of Revenge
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There is an impulse for vengeance among certain men south of the border,” writes Jim Harrison, “that leaves even Sicilians gasping.” That impulse and its consequences form the heart of his novella Revenge, which begins on page 58. When Harrison was visiting Rust Hills, Esquire’s fiction editor, in Sarasota, Florida, to prepare a magazine version of Revenge, he showed a copy to Hills’s neighbor, John D. MacDonald, author of the Travis McGee mystery series and other novels.
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5
Letters
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The Sound and the Fury
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Judging a Jurist Steven Brill’s recent unfair article [The Law: “Benching Bad Judges,” April 10] about federal judge Irving Ben Cooper does wholesale disservice to a distinguished jurist of uncompromising integrity. We have served as secretary to the judge since 1963 and as his law clerks at present and at various times since 1961.
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6,7
Politics
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Why Reagan Won’t Make It
His age, his staff, his inaccessibility, and his laziness are the least of it
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Richard Reeves
Ronald Reagan was home last month. Politically, at least. He spoke to the California Republican Assembly (CRA), the claque of conservatives that has been his base for fifteen years. Even the reporters at his press conference before the CRA speech were well-worn adversaries.
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7
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Kinney
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Kinney
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8,9,10
Full Disclosure
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That Bullheaded Market
Big guns hold firm against the worst kind of news—but for how long?
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Dan Dorfman
Last April 5, the stock market was fed a harum-scarum dosage of sickening news: Newly released first-quarter figures showed producer prices up sharply to over 14 percent on an annual basis. Labor negotiating problems (since resolved) between the truckers and government had turned sour.
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11
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The Bankers Life
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THE BANKERS LIFE
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FEATURES
First Ladies, Fourth Estates, Six-shooters
Trudeau’s High-class Fishbowl
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Nora Ephron
<p>I took Margaret Trudeau’s book with me on a trip to South Carolina the other day. Actually, it wasn’t a bound book, it was a bunch of pages, and part of it got lost on the way back, and another part of it was spattered with barbecue sauce from Maurice Bessinger’s Piggie Park Bar-B-Q and Drive-In Restaurant.</p>
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The Diners Club, Inc.
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The Diners Club, Inc.
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Books
First Ladies, Fourth Estates, Six-shooters
Halberstam’s Media Kingdom
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Walter Karp
In his previous book, The Best and the Brightest (in fact, the worst and the dimmest), David Halberstam demonstrated two outstanding qualities. The first was a striking ability to tell a long and complicated story without any loss of narrative suspense.
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Books
First Ladies, Fourth Estates, Six-shooters
Hansen’s Outlaw Gang
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Geoffrey Wolff
It would be difficult to write a dull book about the Dalton brothers—Frank, Bill, Bob, Grat, and Emmett. They were lawmen, con artists, legendary outlaws, and their story has the stuff we’re after: gore, loyalty, hairbreadth escapes, death, money, true love, the frontier, institutional villains, dreams of better places, better days.
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15
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Calvert Dist. Co.: Lord Calvert Canadian
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CALVERT DIST. CO.
Lord Calvert Canadian
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0014.xml
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17
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Zenith
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ZENITH
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0015.xml
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18,19
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Datsun
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20,22
Money
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Throwing Darts
If a monkey can pick stocks this way and win, why not you?
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Andrew Tobias
Even if this is a good time to buy stocks—even if they are cheap relative to other assets (and they are)—most people feel incompetent to choose the ones to buy. Either they pay through the nose to have someone else choose or they turn their attention to other, more palatable projects.
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21
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De Beers
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De Beers
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0018.xml
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22
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Belgian National Tourist Office
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Belgian National Tourist Office
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0019.xml
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23
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Bose
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BOSE
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24
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Advertisement: Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka
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Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka
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25,26,27,28,29,30,32,33,34,35,36
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How the Pope Will Change the World
That John Paul II is not Italian is unimportant. That he was shaped by Polish culture and history is very important
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Peter Hebblethwaite
Pope John Paul II, barring last-minute mishaps, will set off for a nine-day visit to Poland in June. He will go to Warsaw and the ancient cathedral town of Gniezno; to the Marian shrine at Częstochowa; to Kraków, where he was archbishop; to the concentration camp at Auschwitz; and to Nowy Targ, a town that has sent a great many emigrants to America.
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Pontiac
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PONTIAC
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Jcpenney: the Fox
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JCPenney
THE FOX
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38,39,40,41,42
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Escape While You Still Can
Looking good while looking for a way out in Baja California
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Stephen Birnbaum
You’ve abandoned the world and its problems. You feel remote, private, inaccessible. You feel good. You’ve come 800 miles south of California to a spiny finger of pure white sand—the tip of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. The bright waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés on the east are little more than a mile apart.
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Pentax
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PENTAX
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PROFILES
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The Man Who Owns Chicago
Mike Royko’s tough, ill-mannered newspaper column in the Chicago Sun-Times has the power to alter the course of major elections. It generally keeps the city in line
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William Brashler
<p>The sound is made thousands of times each day on street corners by surly truants as they spit through the space between their two front teeth. Thhhhhht! They do it for hours, on the sidewalk, the curb, the shoes of old ladies, until they falter from dehydration and must amble over to a joint for some fries and a Coke.</p>
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B&W T Co.: Arctic Lights
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B&W T Co.
Arctic Lights
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48,49
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Kobrand Corporation: Beefeater
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Kobrand Corporation
BEEFEATER
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50
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.s.a., Inc.
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
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56,57
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The Right Stuff
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Nancy Klein
Anita Leclerc
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58,59,60,61,62,63,64,66,67,68,69,70,72,73,74,75,78,79,80,81
Fiction
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Revenge
Jim Harrison first astonished Esquire readers this past January with his masterful novella Legends of the Fall. Now, with Revenge, he conjures up the hot Mexican desert for another compelling tale—this time, a tale of love and betrayal, the story of a man who has been stripped of everything but his desire for revenge.
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JIM HARRISON
<p>You could not tell if you were a bird descending (and there was a bird descending, a vulture) if the naked man was dead or alive. The man didn’t know himself and the bird was tentative when he reached the ground and made a croaking sideward approach, askance and looking off down the chaparral in the arroyo as if expecting company from the coyotes.</p>
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65
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Advertisement: Esquire Fort Nightly Good Company
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Esquire Fortnightly
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71
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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.: Vantage
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R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Vantage
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76,77
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Jensen
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JENSEN
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82,83
A Day in the Life
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Milos Forman
Moment to moment with the director of Hair
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Harry Stein
<p>I don’t suppose many other people live this way, but with me there are three distinct kinds of days, altogether different from one another. I live in cycles, like a bear. You see, once I decide to do a movie, it becomes a full-time preoccupation.</p>
Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0036.xml
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83
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Hudson's: Paco
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hudson's
paco
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0037.xml
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84,85,86,87,88
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Necessary Surgery
The patient is on the operating table. The question is one of survival. Survival for the surgeon as much as for the patient
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Richard Selzer
We are six who labor here in the night. No . . . seven! For the man horizontal upon the table strives as well. But we do not acknowledge his struggle. It is our own that preoccupies us. I am the surgeon. David is the anesthesiologist. You will see how kind, how soft he is.
Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0038.xml
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88
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Sperry Top-sider
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Sperry Top-Sider
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0039.xml
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88
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Jamaica Resort Hotels
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JAMAICA RESORT HOTELS
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0040.xml
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89
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Esquire Classified
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0041.xml
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90
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Ontario Canada
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Ontario Canada
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91,93
High Life
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On American Naïveté
Henry Ford II went yachting in France, the perfect innocent abroad
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Taki Theodoracopulos
Poor Henry Ford. At an age (sixty-one) when most people’s thoughts turn to nostalgia and cholesterol counts, he has Roy Cohn to worry about. The bantamweight but intrepid lawyer, who is as averse to publicity as Margaret Trudeau, is after Henry, pressing a suit brought by a few stockholders charging the chairman with various improprieties.
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92
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Burlington Industries
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Burlington Industries
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0044.xml
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93
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Tourism British Columbia
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TOURISM BRITISH COLUMBIA
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0045.xml
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93
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Britches of Georgetowne
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Britches of Georgetowne
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94,95
Personal Finance
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Citibank’s Golden Chances
When this bank starts selling gold, you had better watch out
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William Flanagan
Astute readers of Esquire (bless you) have noted that during 1978, this publication ran two stories about investing in gold. One was quite bullish, the other bearish. You might ask if one page knew what the other was doing. But get this: Both observations were correct.
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95
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Fred Perry
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Fred Perry
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95
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Advertisement: Esquire Subscriber Service
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Esquire Subscriber Service
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96
Premonitions
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Exodus, California Style
An idea whose time has almost, but not quite, come
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Bruce McCall
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Esquire_19790508_0091_009_0050.xml
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97
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Advertisement: Belair
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Belair
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98
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Seagram Distillers Co.: Seagram's V.o.
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Seagram Distillers Co.
Seagram's V.O.
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