A Letter From the Publisher: Jun. 29, 1987

Since Henry Ford Sr., Will Rogers and Heywood Campbell Broun appeared in its inaugural pages in the May 16, 1927, issue of TIME, the People section has consistently been one of the magazine's best-read features. "Celebrities are both role models and instant icons," says Staff Writer Guy D. Garcia, who has written the People page since 1983. "When it comes to the glitterati, I guess folks haven't changed much." As many readers will have noticed, People has a lively new look these days. The section now features a special "strip," designed by Assistant Art Director Billy Powers, to spotlight the most...