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January, 1966


Playmate of the Month Judy Tyler photographed by Mario Casilli. Interview Princess Grace. Features "The Wisdom of W. Somerset Maugham" by W. Somerset Maugham "Those Gilded Galas" by Lucius Beebe "The Royal Smut-Hound" by Kenneth Tynan "The Parisians and the Germans" by Jean-Paul Sartre "Living With Automation" by J. Paul Getty "The Great Books of 2066" by Mortimer Adler and Clifton Fadiman "When Will the Demonstrations End?" by James Farmer "Going Naked on the Riviera" by Geoffrey Bocca.
Playboy's Playmate Review Allison Parks, Pat Russo, Jennifer Jackson, Lannie Balcom, Dianah Willis, Sally Duberson, Patti Reynolds, Maria McBane, Sue Williams, Cay Collier, Hedy Scott and Jessica St. George. Judy Tyler; 12 Playmates from 1965 including Allison Parks, Pat Russo, Dinah Wills, Sally Duberson, Sue Williams, Jessica St. George; Playboy mansion; Interview with Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco; An essay by W. Somerset Maugham, his credo and wisdom; Memoir by Jean-Paul Sartre; James Baldwin; Vladimir Nabokov; Little Annie Fanny Vargas Girl; LeRoy Neiman's Manhattan.
Judy Tyler

February, 1966


Melinda Windsor; Interview with filmmaker Federico Fellini; Girls of Rio; full page Vargas Girl; History of Sex In Cinema including Charles Laughton, Jane Seymour, Hedy Lamarr, and rare shots of early erotic films; Nat Hentoff presents Playboy's Jazz '66. Dizzy Gillespie, Paul Desmond, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, the Modern Jazz Quartet.  SIssy cover.
Melinda Windsor

March, 1966


Playmate of the Month Pricilla Wright photographed by Mario Casilli. Interview Bob Dylan by Nat Hentoff. Discussion "The Playboy Panel: Crisis in Law Enforcement" with Melvin M. Belli, Fred Cook, Fred E. Inbau, George N. Leighton, Joseph D. Lohman, John Pemberton Jr., Bayard Rustin and William Turner. Features "We're Happening All Over, Baby!" by Nat Hentoff. Revelations (theatrical "happenings") Actors photographed by Kelly Hart. Trio Con Brio Rossana Podesta photographed by Pompeo Posar, Christiane Schmidtmer photographed by Mario Casilli and Shirley Anne Field photographed by David Bailey. Femlin cover.
Priscilla Wright

April, 1966


Playmate of the Month Karla Conway photographed by Paul Morton Smith and R. Charleton Wilson. Interview George Lincoln Rockwell by Alex Haley. Features "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" by Jack Denton Scott "The Goblet of Dreams" by Ira Cohen "The History of Sex in Cinema, Part Eight: Sex Stars of the Thirties." The Playboy Cover Story A Behind-the-scenes uncoverage of a dozen years of eye-catching covers and the girls who have adorably adorned them. Cynthia Maddox photographed by Pompeo Posar. Karla Conway

May, 1966


Playmate of the Year Allison Parks (cover) cover photographed by J. Barry O'Rourke, inside photographed by William V. (Bill) Figge. Playmate of the Month Dolly Read photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview Arthur Schlesinger Jr. by Alvin Toffler. Features "Why Does My Art Go Boom?" by Len Deighton "Capital Punishment" by Michael Disalle "How to be a Faquire" by Daniel P. Mannix. Playmate First Class: Jo Collins in Vietnam Photographed by Larry Gordon. Dolly Read

June, 1966


Playmate of the Month Kelly Burke photographed by William V. (Bill) Figge. Interview Mike Nichols by C. Robert Jennings. Features "Venus Defiled" by William Iversen "The Man and the Myth" (Humphrey Bogart) by Kenneth Tynan "The Career and the Cult" (Humphrey Bogart) by Bosley Crowther. The Girls of Texas Carol Lee Roberts, Marti Hale, Ann Ford, Lois Johnson, Sharon McDade, Adrea Fleming, Pat Whitmore, Sharon Huff, Alana Collins, Suzanne DuPree, Donna Ritter, Suzie Pat King, Jeanie Froemel, Myles Grant, Judy Johnson, Diane Decker, Joan Nichols, Felicia Thomas, Dina Moor, Maggie Cowart, Sharon Diane Horne, Trisha Adkins, Susan Cunningham, Linda Miller, Nancy Lynn Wallain, Bobbi Ertel, Wanda Walker, Sally Otis Lyman, Shannon O'Quinn, Cathryn Lacey, Linda Davis, Stefani Cole and Heidi Jensen. Mary Warren (cover) photographed by J. Barry O'Rourke. Kelly Burke

July, 1966


Playmate of the Month Tish Howard photographed William V. (Bill) Figge and Edward DeLong. Interview Ralph Ginzburg by Nat Hentoff. Features "On The Secret Service of His Majesty the Queen" by Sol Weinstein "Red China, The U.S. and the U.N." by Max Lerner "Gyps That Pass in the Night" by J. Paul Getty. Sean Connery Strikes Again! (A Fine Madness, film) Sean Connery, Sue Ann Langdon and Jean Segerg photograhed by David Sutton. Penny James, Patti Reynolds, Joann Russell, Barbara Shaw and Joey Thorpe (all on cover) photographed by Larry Gordon, Ursulla Andress.   Tish Howard; Patti Reynolds, Penny James, Joann Russell, Barbara Shaw, Joey Thorpe cover; Sean Connery, Sue Ane Langdon, Jean Seberg; 8-page Ursula Andress pictorial; Interview with Ralph Ginzburg; Leroy Neiman at The Royal Ascot horse races; William Saroyan; 2-page Vargas as Batwoman; Ford's DT40 race car; Little Annie Fanny gets caught under the robes of the KKK.
Tish Howard

August, 1966


Susan Denberg, Roger Vadim's "Circle of Love"; Bunnies of Dixie; interview with H.L. Hunt; Woody Allen; The History of Sex in Cinema Part Nine: The Forties - War and Peace in Hollywood, features Lana Turner, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, Dorothy Lamour, Veronica Lake, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth and others. Playmate of the Month Susan Denberg photographed by photographed by Peter Gowland. Interview H.L. Hunt. Features "The Death of God" by The Reverend William Hamilton "The History of Sex in Cinema, Part Nine: War and Peace in Hollywood." The Bunnies of Dixie Paula Holcomb, Tonja Mitchell, Sara Atkinson, Barbara Grant, Diana Anton, Hildy Ballard, Mary McFarland Marlene Everett, Peggy Dorris, Jody Duek, Janice Bishop, Jan Roberts, Peaches Coombs, Delilah Graley, Shari Kelley, Carol Leland Shirley Powell,, Lori Schrueger, Mary Jane McGrath, Carol Bruno, Judy Pressley, Lana Brewer, Kim Hester, Abby Mulligan, Gary McQuarrie, Carrie Radison and Bobbi Stephenson. Sissy (cover) photographed by Don Bronstein, Jane Fonda. Susan Denberg

 

 

September, 1966


Playmate of the Month Diane Chandler photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview Timothy Leary. Features "It's....Superspa!" by Herbert Gold "The Cold Society" by Nat Hentoff "Nor Any Drop to Drink" by James Dugan "Playboy's Pigskin Preview" by Anson Mount "The History of Sex in Cinema, Part Ten: War and Peace in Europe." Topless Kay Webster, Carol Doda, Georgia Raft, Lisa Alexander, Stacy Shea O'Hara, Patti Lee Ball, Brandy DeWitt, Carrol Park, Jean Monroe, Jo Kramer, Jocelyn Lane, Blanche Vargas, Kelly Brooke, Kathy Holland Jackie Miller, Kathryn Griggs and Yvonne d'Angers. Dianne Chandler (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar, Jocelyn Lane. Illini Eyeful Dianne Chandler & cover; topless clubs on the West Coast, featuring Carol Doda at the Condor Club and Yvonne D' Angers at San Francisco's Off Broadway club; Interview with Timopthy Leary; pre-season college football All-American team photo includes standouts Ray Perkins (Alabama), Floyd Little (Syracuse), Bob Griese (Purdue), Diron Talbert (Texas) and Bear Bryant as head coach; fiction by Lawrence Durell; Little Annie Fanny. Dianne Chandler

October, 1966


Playmate of the Month Linda Moon photographed by Stan Malinowski, William Graham and Gen Trindl. Interview Mel Brooks by Larry Siegel. Features "Wiped Out!" by An Anonymous Investor "Let Joy be Unconfined" by James Blish "Tropic of Cuba" by Pietro di Donato "The History of Sex in Cinema, Part Eleven: Sex Stars of the Forties." The Swinger (film) Ann Margaret photographed by Mel Traxel. Penny James (cover) photographed by Larry Gordon. Linda Moon; Penny James cover; History of Sex In Cinema Part Eleven features Sex Stars of the 40s, including Betty Grable, Rita Hayworth, Esther Williams, Veronica Lake, Jane Russell, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Errol Flynn, Robert tMitchum, Lana Turner, Gene Tierney, Ingrid Bergman and others; interview with Mel Brooks; fiction by Ray Bradbury, P. G. Wodehouse; Vargas Girl; Little Annie Fanny. Linda Moon

November, 1966


Playmate of the Month Lisa Baker photographed by William V. (Bill) Figge and Edward DeLong. Interview Norman Thomas. Feature "The Ninth Upland Game Bird" by Vance Bourjaily" "How I Would Start Again Today" by J. Paul Getty "The Sexual Freedom League" by Jack Lind "The Supreme Court" by Nat Hentoff "History of Sex in Cinema, Part Twelve: The Fifties -- Hollywod Grows Up" by Arthur Knight and Hollis Alpert. The Hallucinogenic Hotel Room (film) Montgomery Clift (not nude), Uta Levka, Francissa Gedzek and Ingrid Weber photographed by Larry Shaw and Terry O'Neil. Sue Batchelor (cover) photographed by Pomeo Posar. Lisa Baker; Sue Bachelor cover; Montgomery Clift's last film; Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Carroll Baker, Deborah Kerr, Gloria Swanson, James Dean, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Ava Gardner; William Saroyan; Nat Hentoff profiles the Supreme Court; Cartoonist John Dempsey. Lisa Baker

 

 

December, 1966


Playmate of the Month Sue Bernard photographed by photographed by Mario Casilli. Interview Sammy Davis Jr. by Alex Haley. Features "Dialog in Black & White" by James Baldwin and Budd Shulberg "My Favorite Sleuths" by Kingsley Amis "The IBM and I" by Brooks Atkinson "Women as Angels" by Pearl Buck "God Bless the Gentile" by Harry Golden "The Incredible Shrinking Ferrari" by Stirling Moss "Is My Culture Showing? by Malcolm Muggeridge "The Big Spenders" by Lucius Beebe "The Seven Coffins" by Shel Silverstein "Our Man at the Film Festivals" by Kenneth Tynan "The History of Sex in Cinema, Part XIII: The Fifties-Sex Goes Inernational" by Arthur Knight and Hollis Alpert. The Girls of Tahiti Partricia Garcia, Mareva Merahi, Myriam Rydge, Sophie Taumihau, Caroline Marthern, Marie Here, Betsy Grigsby, Susie Bright, Maea Flohr, Awlina Tumahai, Annie Thiebaut, Carlosa Lee, Danielle DiLia, Lynn Lambertson, Rosine Copie, Paulette Lieou, Yolande Florh, Etsuko Yashimachi, Marcelle Wong, Mirielle Hart, Neyen Regaud, Vaea Bennett, Cindy Groenendyke, Helene Lee and Annie Typaia. Nancy Gould (cover) photographed by J. Barry O'Rourke. Sue Bernard; Nancy Gould cover; Girls of Tahiti; interview with Sammy Davis, Jr.; James Baldwin and Budd Schulberg; Arthur C. Clarke; Pearl Buck; Jayne Mansfield, Simone Signoret, Jeanne Moreau, Sophia Loren, Briget Bardot and others; Racing legend Stirling Moss shows off the foot-long scale model, Incredible Shrinking Ferrari (250GT); two-page Vargas; Little Annie Fanny takes in a football game; 354 pages. Susan Bernard