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New Yorker Magazine - August 7, 1978 - Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
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New Yorker Magazine - August 7, 1978 - Cover by Eugene Mihaesco
New Yorker Magazine   Back-Issue
The picture shows the cover of this complete copy of the August 7, 1978 edition of the New Yorker Magazine. This vintage magazine has been carefully stored flat, high and dry and is in excellent, fresh condition. It has a bright, colorful cover.


Cover artist: Eugene Mihaesco
Publication Date: August 7, 1978
Page Count: 84 pages
In this issue:

The Current Cinema by Penelope Gilliatt. Review of "Interiors", directed and written by Woody Allen...

The Talk of the Town Financial Feet by James Stevenson. Illustrated talk story about gauging people's income by their shoes and how fast they walk. Writer's observations were inspired by a young millionaire whom he followed up Fifth Ave. and lost because the tycoon walked twice as fast as anybody else. In the area around Broadway and 72nd St. writer...

The Talk of the Town Timeless by Anthony Hiss. Talk story about Luther Henderson, jazz musician and vocal coach who is musical director of "Ain't Misbehavin'." Henderson played piano in the show when it was at the Manhattan Theatre Club, where it opened. Visits him in his apartment where he lives with his wife, Margot. Henderson talks about his...

Fiction A Summer by the Sea by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Susie and her husband, Boy, are on Nantucket for the summer with Susie's mother and Boy's many male friends including Terry, who was Boy's favorite last year, and Hamid, this year's favorite. Everything circles around Hamid. Mother and Hamid flirt. She is ecstatic; he laughs at her behind her back...

The Sporting Scene AR-GEN-TINA! by Alastair Reid. THE SPORTING SCENE about the World Cup of 1978 soccer tournament in Buenos Aires. Discusses Argentina's rocky political and economic history, particularly the chaotic years under Juan Peron, his wife Isabelita, and under the military junta, with Jorge Rafael Videla as President. Tells about the Montoneros, members of the Peronist...

The Race Track by G. F. T. Ryall. Joss Collins, of the London branch of the British Bloodstock Agency, gave $1,300,000 for a bay colt by Northern Dancer out of Special, by Forli. This is the second-highest price ever paid for a yearling thoroughbred at a public auction...

Comment by Alastair Reid. The most alarming small item of news we have read in a long time stopped us cold in the Times of July 16th. It said that vast numbers of books in libraries are literally turning to dust because their paper is made from wood pulp that has been treated with...

Fiction Out on the Marsh by David Updike. The narrator has just turned 21. He feels he stands at the edge of his life. He looks at an old driver's license photograph. Re wonders if he is more sedate. Home from college for spring vacation, he takes long walks on the marsh with his dog Mtoti. He meets...

Around City Hall AROUND CITY HALL HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU? by Andy Logan. Reviews events in the city for the summers of 1975, 1976, and 1977. This summer, Congress passed bills providing for programs of loan guarantees for the city over the next 4 years. Discusses the difficulties with police who, unlike the other unions, insisted on negotiating separately. P.B.A. delegates agreed to...

The Current Cinema WOODY REVERBERANT by Penelope Gilliatt.

The Talk of the Town Up from Lumpfish by Wallace White. Talk story about the 24th annual National Fancy Food & Confection Show at the New York Hilton. Talks with Tom Marchisa, production manager for Hills of Westchester, about the company's Yogurt Cookies. The company's headquarters are in Brentwood, Maryland...

The Talk of the Town Elusive by Spencer Klaw. Talk story about General Electric photographing lighting as it strikes the Empire State Bldg. The last really satisfactory pictures were taken in '40, '41 Last summer lightning struck the Empire 48 times, but the one picture snapped didn't come out because the camera wasn't focussed properly. This summer a young...

Fiction Niven: A Reconsideration by Ian Frazier. Piece which treats David Niven autobiography, "The Moon's a Balloon," as though it were of great scholarly significance. A lengthy discussion of Sam Levenson's "In One Era and Out the Other" stresses its profundity and its influence on Niven's wordplay...

U. S. Journal THOUGHTS OF AN OCCASIONALLY THIRSTY TRAVELLING PERSON by Calvin Trillin. U.S. JOURNAL about the newest development in the long battle between the Wets and the Drys in Kansas over the state's strict liquor laws: a law passed by the legislature this spring which will enable counties to vote in liquor by the drink in a November election. Gives history of...

Comment by Ian Frazier. Letter from a young man we know: "I have seen the sun only about eleven times this summer, but every evening I lie on my bed and watch the sunset in the changes of light on my bedroom wall, on the door that opens from my bedroom onto the fire...

Reflections THE EUROPEAN LEFT by William Pfaff. REFLECTIONS on Socialism in Western Europe. Focussing on France, writer traces the Socialist Party from the 1950s, through de Gaulle, to the unsuccessful Union of the Left in the election of last March. The party of Pres. Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a coalition of moderate & conservative, easily won over the...

Poetry An Evening Walk by William Stafford. All the animals are looking over...

Poetry Forest of Europe (For Joseph Brodsky) by Derek Walcott. The last leaves fell like notes from a piano...

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