1968

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January, 1968


Playmate of the Month Connie Kreski photographed by Larry Gordon. Interview Norman Mailer by Paul Carroll. Features "God and the Hippies" by Harvey Cox "When Earthman and Alien Meet" by Arthur C. Clarke "The Mystique of the Racing Driver" by Stirling Moss "Saying No to the Yes Mentality" by J. Paul Getty "The War of the Tabloids" by Jim Bishop "The Case for Lobbies" by U.S. Senator Stephen M. Young "City of the Future" by R. Buckminster Fuller. The Vargas Girls from the Thirties to the Present Illustrations by Alberto Vargas. Playboy's Playmate Review Lynn Winchell, Heather Ryan, Angela Dorian, Joey Gibson, Kim Farber, Kaya Christian, Surrey Marshe, Fran Gerard, Reagan Wilson, DeDe Lind Gwen Wong and Anne Randall. Stella Stevens photographed by Orlando.
Connie Kreski


February, 1968


Playmate of the Month Nancy Harwood photographed by Bill Figge and Ed DeLong. Interview Jim Brown. Features "Lasers: The Light Fantastic" by Max Gunther "Lower The Voting Age" by U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits. The Miss Nude Universe Contest Linda Marie Francis, Bunny Meeks, Kellie Everts (winner), Daniel Munsun, Bobbie Rogers. Joanna Pettet photographed by Lawrence Schiller, Paulette Linberg (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar.
Nancy Harwood


March, 1968


Playmate of the Month Michell Hamilton. Interview Truman Capote. Features "Open Letter to an American Liberal" by Kenneth Tynan "Beating Inflation: A Playboy Primer" by Michael Laurence "Spies on Campus" by Frank Donner. Brush On Fashions Models body painted and photographed by Mario Casilli. The Bizarre Beauties of "Barbarella" (film) Jane Fonda, Honey Autrum, Anita Pallenberg, Katiuska Lanvin, Gara Granda, Silvana Venturelli, Carla Cassola, Judith Matoh and Barbara Winer, Sadre Girodani, Tania de Paolis, Silvana Vanturelli, Beatrice Lanscat and Gabriella Morganti. Sharon Kristie (cover) photographed by David Chan.
Michell Hamilton


April, 1968


Playmate of the Month Gaye Rennie. Interview Charles Percy by Alan Otten. Features "Tax and the Single Man" by Philip Stern "How to Pick the Right Man" by J. Paul Getty "Bucking the Scientific Establishment" by Theodore J. Gordon. "History of Sex in Cinema, Part XVII: The Sixties." Hollywood Unbuttons Sue Lyon, Carroll Baker, George Peppard, Molly Bloom, Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis, Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, Telly Savalas, Elsa Martinelli, Susannah York, Hugh O'Brian, Barbara Bouchet, Otto Preminger, Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, Jonathan Winters, Kirk Douglas, Robert Forster, Burt Lancaster, Juliet Prowse, Cyd Charisse, Paula Prentiss, Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, Woody Allen, Daliah Lavi, David Niven, Angela Scoular, Sue Ann Langdon, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Glenn, Kim Novak, Laurence Harvey, George Peppard, Ursula Andress, George Hamilton, James Coburn, Carroll Baker, Edmond O'Brien, Geraldine Page, Paul Newman, Kirk Douglas, Susan Denberg and Stuart Whitman (not all previously named are nude). Dolly Read (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar.
Gaye Rennie


May, 1968


Playmate of the Year Angela Dorian (cover) photographed by Jerry Yulsman. Playmate of the Month Elizabeth Jordan. Interview Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson by Nat Lehrman. Features "Indy -- The Golden Brickyard" by Ken W. Purdy "Ulysses at Cannes" by William Wiser "There's One Born Every Second" by Daniel Mannix "The Snooping Machine" by Alan Westin. There Once Was an Indian Maid Julie Newmar's unclad aquatics in the epic oater "Mackenna's Gold" make the wild west wilder yet. Photographed by Sterling Smith.
Elizabeth Jordan


June, 1968


Playmate of the Month Britt Fredriksen photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview John Kenneth Galbraith by Michael Laurence. Features "On Our Lakes and Rivers" by Justice William O. Douglas "Second Genesis" by Max Gunther. The Girls of Scandinavia Ulla Danielsen, Rita Nielsen, Jaija Schroderus, Barbara Hansstein, Elisabeth Ortenheim, Hannie Wiberg, Elizabeth Sundin, Helene Falk, Pirkko Patanen, Denise Lee Dann, Agnete Ostergaard, Maj Brit Mansson, Marvi Koskinen, Marie Liljedahl, Lotta Kallas, Marvi Nevakari, Jeannette Christiansen, Mei Mei Eskelund, Birgitte Heiberg, Ulla Petersson, Agnetha Mattsson, Yvonne and Kitty Sparrbage, Vibeke Bolt, Aliisa Parras, Lena Cederham and Kirsten Stande. Jennie Wallace (cover) photographed by Pampeo Posar.
Britt Fredriksen


July, 1968


Playmate of the Month Melodye Prentiss photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview Paul Newman by Richard Warren Lewis. Features "A New Order of Priorities" by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright "Must the Tedium be the Message?" by Newton Minow. The History of Sex in Cinema, Part XIX: The Sixties Eros Unbound in Foreign Films Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Melina Mercouri, Lucile Saint-Simon, Albert Finney Joyce Redman David Hemmings, Anne Haywood, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers, Catherine Deneuve, Terence Stamp, Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Elke Sommer, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Laurent Terzieff, Robert Hossein, Daliah Lavi, Michael Lemoine, Silvia Sorrente, Mireille Darc, Elsa Martinelli, Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Elenora Brown, Catherine Spaak, Claudine Auger, Ursula Andress, Keir Dullea, Rossana Rodesta, Daniela Rocca, Anthony Quinn, Eva Ras, Hana Brejchova, Romy Schneider, Eiji Okada, Ole Soltoft and Essy Persson (not all previously named are nude). Lynn Hahn (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar, Kecia.
Melodye Prentiss


August, 1968


An Interview with Yale's Antidraft Chaplain William Sloane Coffin- Eight Pages of Detroit Dream Cars - Carroll Baker in Her Steamiest Movie Sequence Yet- Plus Ken W. Purdy, Joseph Wechsberg, William Iversen, Shel Silverstein - Playmate of the Month is Gale Olson. Playmate of the Month Gale Olson photographed by Ron Vogel. Interview William Sloane Coffin by Nat Hentoff. Features "The Gutsmut Game" by William Iversen "Banking by the Numbers" by Joseph Wechsberg "Deep Thinkers" by Fredric C. Appel. Aino Korva (cover) photographed by Mario Casilli, Carroll Baker.
Gale Olson

 

 

September, 1968


Playmate of the Month Dru Hart photographed by Bill and Mel Figge. Interview Stanley Kubrick by Eric Norden. Features "Playboy's Pigskin Preview" by Anson Mount "The Educated Executive" by J. Paul Getty "The War on Dissent" by Nat Hentoff "Up Tight" by Merle Miller. The Girls of "Funny Girl" (film) Alena Johnston, Janet Hamlin, Yvonne Shubert, Barbara Stevens, Caroline and Christine Williams, Kathy Martin, Bettina Brenna, Anne Francis, Virginia Ann Ford, Karen Lee, Joni Webster and Chris Cranston photographed by Mario Casilli and Sam Shaw. Vicky Drake photographed by Dick Rowan, Erika Toth (cover) photographed by J. Barry O'Rourke.
Dru Hart


October, 1968


How to Measure Your S.Q. - An Explosive Interview with Consumer Crusader Ralph Nader - "Rite of Love" By J.P. Donleavy Author of "The Ginger Man" - Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar On His Life and His Music - Len Deightons Guide to Mexico - Singer Barbara McNair in a Nude Scene From Her First Film - Fall & Winter Fashion Forecast - Your Jazz & Pop Ballot - Playmate of the Month is Majken "Mike" Haugedal. Playmate of the Month Majken Haugedal photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview Ralph Nader. Features "The Perilous Plight of Sir George" by Lexis A. Gilliland "My Music, My Life" by Ravi Shankar "Alvarez" by Herbert Huncke. Phil Bloom (female) photographed by Ed van der Elsken, Dale Fehey (cover) photographed by Alexas Urba, Barbara McNair.
Majken "Mike" Haugedal


November, 1968


Playmate of the Month Paige Young photographed by Peter Gowland. Interview Don Rickles by Sol Weinstein. Features "Personality by Prescription" by Ernest Havemann "The Real Secret of Santa Vittoria" by Robert Crichton "Riding With Bonnie and Clyde" by W.D. Jones "Instant Electorate" by Robert Sherrill. Theater of Nude Hair -- Steve Curry, Emmaretta Marks, Hiram Keller, Sally Eaton, Stee Gamet and Melba Moore Futz! -- Seth Allen and Marilyn Roberts The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie -- Amy Taubin and Roy Cooper (not nude) Tom Paine -- Rob Thirkield (not nude), Marcia Haufrecht, Gary Britton, Adriana Hines, Spalding Gray, Lucy Silvay and Barbara Press.
Paige Young

 

 

December, 1968


Gala Christmas Issue- Marshall McLuhan, Alberto Moravia, Norman Thomas, Eldridge Cleaver, Alan Watts, Leslie Peidler, Eric Hoffer, Len Deighton, Robert Morley, Harry Mark Petrakis, Arthur C. Clarke, Roger Price, Omar Sharif, Ken W. Purdy, Bill Cosby, Alberto Vargas, Jean Shepherd, Truman Capote, Arthur Millar, John Updike, Lawrence Durrell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Henry Miller, Abe Burrows, Leroi Jones, George Simenon, James T. Farrell, Allen Ginsberg, Norman Podhoretz, William Styron, - The Girls of the Orient - A Portfolio of Erotic Art - Playboys Yule Gift Guide- Playmate of the Month is Cynthia Myers.
Cynthia Myers