Playboy Magazine Back Issue - January 1979
Playboy January 1979 Magazine |
Volume 26 Issue # 1 COVER STORY
Corporate Art Director Arthur Paul, who designed the original Playboy Rabbit in
1953, updated long-ears especially for our 25th Anniversary. The emblem, in assorted
colors, will be showing a high profile throughout the year.
15 THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
23 DEAR PLAYBOY
35 PLAYBOY AFTER HOURS
42 DINING & DRINKING
64 COMING ATTRACTIONS
67 THE PLAYBOY ADVISOR
77 PLAYBOY SEX POLL HOWARD SMITH
This month's question: What's the difference between good and great oral sex?
81 THE PLAYBOY PHILOSOPHY
Excerpts from the 25 installments of Editor-Publisher Hugh M. Hefner's observations
on the socio-sexual state of America and PLAYBOY'S role in it.
84 THE PLAYBOY FOUNDATION
Highlights of how PLAYBOY has translated words into deeds—a chronology of
97 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: MARLON BRANDO—candid conversation
The Godfather of Hollywood's angry young men talks about the Mutiny on the Bounty
disaster, acting awards, the native-American problem and why he doesn't like to
146 THE FOUNTAINS OF PARADISE: PART ONE—fiction ARTHUR C. CLARKE
Beginning what the dean of science fiction has called his last novel. It's a futuristic
tale of fantasy come true—a real stairway to the stars.
151 WHY THE BRITISH LOVE TO DRESS IN DRAG—article ROBERT MORLEY
Our roly-poly raconteur gets on his high heels as he explains why many of his
countrymen satisfy their urge to slip into a slip.
152 25 BEAUTIFUL YEARS—pictorial
Of all the beautiful women who've appeared in PLAYBOY, here are the ones we still
169 POWER FAILURE—opinion DAVID HALBERSTAM
If you wonder why network television is mediocre, consider the mentality of the
people who run it.
170 BEYOND 1984—essay RAY BRADBURY
In 1986, when Halley's comet passes again, man may be up there to greet it on
the wings of a cosmic butterfly.
174 SEX IS POLITICS—essay GORE VIDAL
Prevailing sexual morality, says the author, not only is a tool of politicians,
it's created by them.
179 GRIN AND BARE IT—pictorial
Famous men with fantastic women in funny situations we've photographed over the
184 HAS WOMEN'S LIB CREATED A NEW MAN?—symposium ROBERT KERWIN
Female celebs—from Zsa Zsa to Christine Jorgenson to Bianca Jagger—answer
the question. Needless to say, they don't all agree.
188 THE GREAT PLAYMATE HUNT—pictorial
It took a nationwide three-month search to find our 25th Anniversary Playmate,
and in the end, we found not one, but 16 ladies with Playmate potential. See for
196 PLAYMATE PERFECT—playboy's playmate of the month
Her name is Candy Loving (honest!) and, wrapped or unwrapped, she's our loveliest
birthday gift of all.
206 PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES—humor
209 ELEGANCE FOR THE EIGHTIES—attire DAVID PLATT
Future fashions from five on-the-rise designers.
216 INTERLUDE WITH THE UNDEAD—pictorial essay ANNE RICE
The author of Interview with the Vampire says there is sex after death . . . of
sorts. And we have pictures to prove it.
226 UP FOR THE COUNT—attire DAVID PLATT
George Hamilton disproves the old Transylvanian proverb: Never trust a bat wearing
a bow tie.
229 WORD JOB—humor JULES FEIFFER
231 GESTURING—fiction JOHN UPDIKE
Although husbands and wives part, and take on new lovers, the marriage can never
really be broken.
235 FORECASTING PLAYBOY'S FUTURE—prognostication SYDNEY OMARR
The star of stargazers checks our birth date against the stellar computer and
gives us a readout on the next 25 big ones.
236 THE PURPOSE OF THE MOON—fiction TOM ROBBINS
If Van Gogh cut off his ear and sent it to Marilyn Monroe, what could Marilyn
send back? This and similar timely questions are answered by the author of Even
Cowgirls Get the Blues.
240 A CHILD'S GARDEN OF (HORMONAL) MYSTERIES—humor BILL COSBY
Who knows what mysteries lurk beneath big people's bathing suits?
243 PLAYBOY'S PLAYMATE REVIEW—pictorial
A fond backward glance at last year's terrific 12.
256 A GARLAND OF LECHEROUS VERSE—ribald classic
260 THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS—humor JUDITH WAX
A broadside remembrance of assorted people—renowned and notorious—who,
for better or worse, made headlines in '78.
263 THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF PLAYBOY
A special 19-page section devoted to highlights from 25 exciting years, with text
by David Standish and foldouts of all our Playmates and all our covers.
285 THE ELEVENTH-HOUR SANTA—gifts
Before you do your last-minute Christmas shopping, read this.
294 DAVID STEINBERG'S GUIDE TO DISCO ETIQUETTE—humor
Why is it one guy can really operate in a disco, while another guy's boogie always
seems to get in the way of his woogie?
300 PLAYBOY'S ANNUAL AWARDS
Honoring the writers, artists, photographers and cartoonists who won our votes
for 1978's best contributions, plus special 25th Anniversary awards.
307 CHEERS THROUGH THE YEARS—drink EMANUEL GREENBERG
At-special blend of 25 drink recipes that have appeared in PLAYBOY over the past
310 THE DEVIL AND BILLY MARKHAM—verse SHEL SILVERSTEIN
PLAYBOY'S renaissance man explores new territory. An epic achievement,
339 PLAYBOY'S PIPELINE
347 PLAYBOY FUNNIES—humor
356 PLAYBOY POTPOURRI
397 LITTLE ANNIE FANNY—satire HARVEY KURTZMAN and WILL ELDER
401 PLAYBOY ON THE SCENE