Issue: 19810301

Sunday, March 1, 1981
March
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Articles
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Esquire
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0001.xml
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Wolfschmidt.: Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka
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Wolfschmidt.
Wolfschmidt Genuine Vodka
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0002.xml
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Maxell Corporation
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Maxell Corporation
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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Esquire
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0004.xml
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3
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Buberrys Ltd.: Burberrys
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Buberrys Ltd.
Burberrys
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0005.xml
masthead
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Esquire
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0006.xml
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4
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Mitsubishi Electric Sales America. Inc.: Cz-747
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Mitsubishi Electric Sales America. Inc.
CZ-747
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0007.xml
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5
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Bankers Life Company
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BANKERS LIFE COMPANY
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0008.xml
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6
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Cadillac: V6 Cadillac
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CADILLAC
V6 Cadillac
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0009.xml
article
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Backstage With Esquire
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A Passage Postponed
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Phillip Moffitt
GROWING UP in the Fifties and Sixties as a member of the baby-boom generation, I frequently heard about turning thirty as a major time of change in a person’s life. In fact, “You can’t trust anyone over thirty” became a cliché of the late Sixties.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0010.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0011.xml
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LETTERS
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The Sound and the Fury
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LENNON, POSTHUMOUSLY UPON HEARING of the death of John Lennon I immediately thought of the November 1980 article in your magazine (“John Lennon, Where Are You?” by Laurence Shames), which I had read with interest. It was, at that time, a singular update on the former Beatle.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0012.xml
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11
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James B. Beam Distilling Co.: Jim Beam
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JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO.
Jim Beam
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0013.xml
article
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UNCONVENTIONAL WISDOM
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Hares, Hounds, and Taxes
For every tax shelter, there’s an IRS man looking in the window
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ADAM SMITH
ON A green hill in England, on a damp and misty morn, I paused for breath. I was a member of a university organization called the Christ Church and New College Beagles—Christ Church and New being two Oxford colleges, and the Beagles their combined pack of small yapping tricolor hounds.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0014.xml
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13
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3m: Scotch
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3M
Scotch
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0015.xml
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14
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Teac Corporation: V-9
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TEAC Corporation
V-9
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0016.xml
article
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15,18
AMERICAN BEAT
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An Unmentionable Occasion
The point of the event is the sale of sexy underthings; the technique is a diaphanous soft sell
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BOB GREENE
TO UNDERSTAND this, we must set the scene precisely. We are in the living room of Kristine Costello, in Methuen, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Color photographs of her two children, Lea and Michael, adorn the walls. Fourteen other women, all invited here by Mrs. Costello, sit in chairs, on couches, and on the floor, drinking rosé wine.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0017.xml
article
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16,17
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The Greatest Country Music Recordings of All Time
Unprecedented and unequaled in our time — the complete and definitive collection of America's country and western music.
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For the first time in history, the greatest recorded performances of country music's greatest artists will be brought together in a single, definitive collection. It will include the most important recordings by the leading country artists of today ... landmark performances by legendary greats ... and all the diverse and varied musical styles that have enriched America's country music.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0018.xml
article
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19,20
ETHICS
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To Breed Or Not to Breed
Couples pondering that question today are faced with a profound moral decision
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HARRY STEIN
NOT LONG AGO, New York magazine published an article entitled “The Mid-Life Maternity Blues,” about the quandary of childless women in their thirties. This is a fascinating subject; moreover, the author is a close friend; but that is not what prompted my enormous interest in the piece.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0019.xml
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Jack Daniel Distillery Lem Motlow, Prop., Inc.
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Jack Daniel Distillery Lem Motlow, Prop., Inc.
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0020.xml
article
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BOOKS
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More Catholic Than the Pope
Mary Gordon's latest novel is high on sensibility, low on energy
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JAMES WOLCOTT
FROM ITS Mary McCarthyish title on, Mary Gordon’s new novel, The Company of Women (Random House, $12.95), is an ambitious stab at a Catholic comedy of manners. Gordon’s widely hailed first novel, Final Payments (1978), was a study in daughterly devotion: Isabel Moore, the chaste, headbowed heroine, surrendered her youth in order to take care of her sickly father.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0021.xml
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Philip Moris Inc.: Benson & Hedges
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Philip Moris Inc.
Benson & Hedges
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0022.xml
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24
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Nikko Audio: Nd-990
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NIKKO AUDIO
ND-990
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0023.xml
article
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25,26,27,28,29,30,31,33,35
FEATURES
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Looking at Forty
You think you have it made: a great life, a good job, abundant confidence, energy to bum. Then, sometime during your thirties, you face the inevitable trauma of impending middle age. Suddenly, you’re pushing forty ... or is forty pushing you?
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DIGBY DIEHL
SOME GUYS GIVE UP THEIR DENTAL PRACTICE AND GO TO TAHITI. SOME HAVE A TORRID AFFAIR WITH A PIZZA WAITRESS IN A SLEAZY MOTEL. OTHERS RETURN TO GRADUATE SCHOOL AND FIND SOLACE IN THE GROVES OF ACADEME. A FEW DISCOVER DRUGS AND MAKE FOOLS OF THEMSELVES FREAKING OUT.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0024.xml
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Advertisement: Esquire Magazine
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Esquire Magazine
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0025.xml
article
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34,35
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Looking Back at Twenty-nine
From the vantage point of forty, you examine the past and find that a discernibly different person was occupying your shoes and using your good name
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ON MY TWENT-NINTH BIRTHDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1969, I BEGAN TO KEEP A DAILY JOURNAL OF EVENTS, ODDITIES, THOUGHTS, AND SECRETS—A CHRONICLE I HAVE continued to this day. Now, as I read through the pages of my twenty-ninth year, I feel more like an anthropologist or a historian examining ancient records than like a latter self looking at a former self.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0026.xml
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North United Parkway: Jensen Home Audio
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North United Parkway
JENSEN HOME AUDIO
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0027.xml
article
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38,39,40,41,42,44,45
FEATURES
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The Girls of Guatemala
THEY smoke their last cigarette of the day elegantly. Then they lie sleepless in their papa’s house, listening to the violence in the night
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FRANCISCO GOLDMAN
<p>THERE WERE SUBMACHINE-GUN-carrying bodyguards on the roof of the exclusive little high school where the graduation was taking place. More stood in the parking lot, smoking, their Indian-featured faces morose and attentive. The school was on a hill overlooking Guatemala City, but because of the buoyant mountain air, the scent of rain and flowers on the cool winds, the rustling of the palms and jacaranda trees, the long, brightly colored gowns of the women in the audience, and the nearness of the stars and the moon, it was easy to have the sense that all this was happening on a stage that did not exist in any certain time or place.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0028.xml
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Bell Phonecenter Store
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Bell PhoneCenter Store
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0029.xml
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46,47
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BMW of North America, Inc.: BMW 320i
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BMW of North America, Inc.
BMW 320i
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0030.xml
article
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48,49,50,51,52
HOLLYWOOD
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The Quotable Donald Sutherland
Sutherland on sheep, older women, acting, privacy, directors, sex scenes, magic, work, making love, style, little girls, and ... uh, chickens
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Carol Caldwell
<p>I DON’T GUESS he told you he’s a great mooner. That’s right. I should imagine Donald is one of the tops in the States. Against the window. Against the elements. He mooned Bobby Duvall on a pair of water skis at Miami Beach. They’re great rivals for moonin’, him and Duvall.”</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0031.xml
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Clarks
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Clarks
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0032.xml
article
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54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,63
FEATURES
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Is Mickey Mantle Safe at Home?
When the fabled Yankee slugger retired from the diamond, he anticipated the easy life of a living legend. Instead, he walked into a world full of predatory swindlers and voracious fans, where heroes are eaten alive
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Peter Gent
YANKEE STADIUM IS FILLED. Joe DiMaggio is in center; it is 1951, his last season. Now try to imagine yourself in right field, wearing Yankee pinstripe number 7, nineteen years old, fresh from a mining town in Oklahoma. Got the picture? Now imagine a target painted on your back.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0033.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0034.xml
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61
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Soloflex
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SOLOFLEX
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0035.xml
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62
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Jos Schlitz Brewing Co.: Erlanger
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Jos Schlitz Brewing Co.
ERLANGER
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0036.xml
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63
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Zem Labs
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ZEM LABS
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0037.xml
article
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64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71
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Soaking It Up in the Pacific Orient
It used to be the paradigm of fantasy— sleepy, secluded islands with simple huts and smiling natives. But now the secret is out: the Pacific/Orient is also nature’s biggest hot tub. With luxury hotels and squeaky-clean Club MedS, it is this year’s choicest watering spot for swimming, sailing, and just indulging. So what are you waiting for? Wetward ho!
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IT’S A BIG, challenging course, the Pacific and Orient, waiting to be discovered by a new kind of traveler—one who demands adventure, romance, maybe even a little physical stress or hardship for his money. Anyone who goes forth with a safe, secure package tour will miss the essence of those mysterious, watery latitudes between Doubtful Sound and Repulse Bay.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0038.xml
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72,73,74,76,77,78
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I Spied on the Twelfth Grade
INNOCENTLY they ate their vegetables before me, shared their locker-room confidences with me, and described their bad-ass pranksߞnever dreaming that in real life I was a grown-up
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David Owen
<p>We are reading aloud from tattered paperback copies of E. Talbot Donaldson's prose translation of Beowuif The Geatish hero and his band of warriors have just arrived on the shores of Denmark. They have sailed from Geatland to do battle with Grendel, the insatiable demon who has been depopulating Denmark for twelve long years.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0039.xml
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Porsche: Porsche 911
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Porsche
Porsche 911
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0040.xml
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79
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R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company: Camel
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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
CAMEL
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0041.xml
article
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80,81,82
FEATURES
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An Evening with Michelle Phillips
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<p>PUT YOURSELF IN OUR PLACE. You’ve showered, shaved, and dressed, and in less than thirty minutes you will pick up Michelle Phillips, who at this moment is likely to be putting on her lip gloss for you. Hazy images form. The Mamas and the Papas materialize.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0042.xml
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Canon U.S.A. Inc.
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Canon U.S.A. Inc.
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0043.xml
article
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84,85,86,87,88
FEATURES
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Suit Yourself
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THE FIRST RITE OF SPRING IS HAPPENING indoors right now, as warm-weather suits begin to fill the clothing racks. This season’s selection offers some lightweight surprises in a wide range of fabrics. Spring-weight wools, as our sampling illustrates, are cut from softly colored and subtly patterned fabrics.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0044.xml
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Advertisement: Esquire
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Esquire
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0045.xml
article
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90,91,92,93,95,96,97,98,99,100
Fiction
Features
The Ghost Soldiers
A bullet could transform you. You'd wake up solitary and restless, charge of the at home in darkness, in night
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TIM O’BRIEN
<p>I WAS SHOT TWICE. THE FIRST TIME, OUT BY TRI BINH, IT knocked me against the pagoda wall, and I bounced and spun around and ended up on Teddy Thatcher’s lap. Lucky thing, because Teddy was the medic. He tied on a compress and told me to take a nap, then he ran off toward the fighting. For a long time I lay there all alone, listening to the battle, thinking, I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0046.xml
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94
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Parfums Lagerfield, Inc.: Lagerfield
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Parfums Lagerfield, Inc.
Lagerfield
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0047.xml
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96
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Center Eor Degree Studies
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CENTER EOR DEGREE STUDIES
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0048.xml
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96
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International Male
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INTERNATIONAL MALE
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0049.xml
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97
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Maidstone Wine & Spirits Inc.
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Maidstone Wine & Spirits Inc.
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0050.xml
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97
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William Morrow
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William Morrow
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0051.xml
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98
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TDK Electronics Corp.
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TDK Electronics Corp.
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0052.xml
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Geo. E. Keith Company
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Geo. E. Keith Company
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0053.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0054.xml
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100
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Road Notes
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Road Notes
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0055.xml
article
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101,102
OUTDOORS
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Kindred Spirits
Brewing moonshine whiskey back in the woods is a tradition that is with us still
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GEOFFREY NORMAN
THEY USED to warn hunters, campers, soldiers, and anyone else who might be out in the woods of western North Carolina to steer clear of stills. Not that one would hurt you, though it is possible, I suppose, for a still that is improperly constructed to blow up under pressure.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0056.xml
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102
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Pacific Area Travel Association
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Pacific Area Travel Association
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0057.xml
article
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103,104
TRAVEL
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The Pacific/Orient Connection
When to go, how to get there, where to stay, and what to buy
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DAVID BUTWIN
<p>ONCE YOU’VE selected a beachhead in the South Pacific or Orient (see pages 64-71), it’s time to plan the invasion. Here are the basic strategies. HOW TO GET THERE: Choosing the best and cheapest routes west of Los Angeles has become as complex and challenging as the region itself.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0058.xml
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Advertisement
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0059.xml
article
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106,107
HIGH LIFE
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Political Chic
Watch the glitterati beat a path to the White House, for Washington's in again
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TAKI
GEORGE F. WILL, the only pundit I know who always gets it exactly right, wrote soon after Ronald Reagan’s election, “The people close to the President are learning the accuracy of the axiom that says that until you become powerful, you never know how many people claim to remember sitting next to you in second grade.”
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0060.xml
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107
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Britches Suede: Britches Lambsuede Jacket
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Britches suede
BRITCHES LAMBSUEDE JACKET
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0061.xml
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107
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The Manila Hotel
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The Manila Hotel
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0062.xml
article
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108,109,111
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The Esquirer
Early warnings, offhand comments, gratuitous advice
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<p>HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 15— Times Square, a drama about two adolescent girls who toss television sets from rooftops and dress in plastic garbage bags, and The Blues Brothers, a musical comedy one nationally exposed TV critic called “the finest film in the history of cinema,” share top honors in the fifty-third annual Academy Awards sweepstakes with nine nominations apiece, including best picture.</p>
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0063.xml
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Yves Saint Laurent
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YVES SAINT LAURENT
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0064.xml
article
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112
MOVIE CLASSICS
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The Lady Vanishes
In which the mystery unfolds aboard a train speeding through Eastern Europe
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EDWARD SOREL
THIS 1938 THRILLER contains Alfred Hitchcocks favorite ingredients: spies, international conspiracies, a chase across Eastern Europe, and a hero (in this case a heroine) whom no one will believe. Most of the action takes place aboard a train traveling through the Balkans.
Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0065.xml
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113
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.: Datsun 280-zx
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Datsun 280-ZX
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0066.xml
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114
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Philip Morris Inc.: Merit Ultra Lights
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Philip Morris Inc.
MERIT Ultra Lights
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Esquire_19810301_0095_003_0067.xml