A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 31, 1972

MUCH to the consternation of their pressagents, many younger performers have made reticence about their personal lives a cardinal credo. One devout follower of the Garbo tenet is Flip Wilson, the subject of this week's cover story. When he first approached the comedian, Roland Flamini, our West Coast show business correspondent, "wondered if I'd even be able to snatch some conversation in the men's room." But Wilson slowly opened up to Flamini, particularly after the two were mobbed by a bunch of elderly women fans outside NBC's studios in Burbank. "Sharing an experience...

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