A Letter From The Publisher: Dec. 31, 1984

When Show Business Correspondent Denise Worrell called on this week's cover subject, David Lean, she was struck by two things: "The film maker's utter lack of pretension, and his silver-haired, craggy good looks. He has the kind of face that centuries ago was stamped on coins." That face would not have been out of place in a David Lean movie, say Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago. Or, for that matter, this season's hit, A Passage to India. But Worrell soon learned that it would not be easy to get to the man behind the face. "Drawing Lean out was like...

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