Time Magazine Contents Page August 24, 1987

Vol. 130 No. 8


COVER: Steve Martin, that wild and crazy guy, is now a romantic leading man

In the '70s he wore a novelty- store arrow through his head and became the decade' s hottest comic. In the '80s he turned to film, and with this summer' s sleeper hit Roxanne has shown he is America' s most charming and resourceful comic actor. Martin honed his talents in comedy clubs -- a growth industry that has launched a new generation of stand- up wits. See SHOW BUSINESS.


NATION: Twenty summers after the riots, the ghettos have gone from bad to worse