A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 28, 1972

ASSOCIATE Editor Gerald Clarke picked up his phone one day last week and found Liza Minnelli on the line with a surprising question. Why, she asked, had he missed the previous evening's première of her film, Cabaret? His excuse, Clarke assured her, was entirely legitimate: he had been busy most of the night writing a cover story about her for this week's issue.

The actress had perhaps grown accustomed to having Clarke within note-taking distance. Though TIME correspondents in Hollywood, New York, Paris and London were digging into Minnelli's past and present, Clarke...

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