A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 30, 1979

"Forthcoming, honest and very, very serrious." That is how Staff Writer Frank Rich describes Woody Allen, the film maker, comic and virtuoso jazz clarinetist he interviewed in Allen's Manhattan apartment for this week's cover story. Says Rich: "Because Woody is involved in none of the side-show glitter of the industry, from TV appearances to Oscar ceremonies, he is different from anyone else I've met in show business." Rich first met Allen while writing a profile of him for Esquire in 1977. Rich's own show business career began at age 13, when, as an...

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