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January, 1974

20th Anniversary of the publication and a Playboy Interview with Hugh Hefner. Enjoy fiction from Vladimir Nabokov and John Updike, humor from Art Buchwald, and art from LeRoy Neiman. A photo album covering the first 20 years is a highlight of this issue as well as a 20-year review of top Playmates. A portfolio of the Playmates of the past 12 months is included. The Playmate of the Month is now a 3-page fold out and in this January issue, gorgeous Playmate Nancy Cameron can be seen from the front and turn the centerfold over to view Miss Nancy full-length from the back side. Playmate of the Month Nancy Cameron photographed by Dwight Hooker. Interview Hugh M. Hefner by Larry DuBois. Personality "Jerry Lewis, Birthday Boy" by O'Connell Driscoll. Features "A Layman's Guide to Monetary Crises" by John Kenneth Galbraith "Mr. Morley, I Presume" by Robert Morley "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- The Heat's On" by Richard Hammer "Haiti, Goodbye" by Bruce Jay Friedman "The Real Gnomes of Zurich" by Andrew P. Tobias. Twenty Years of Playmates Marilyn Monroe, Janet Pilgrim, Marguerite Empey, Carrie Radison, Lisa Winters, Elsa Sorensen, Joyce Nizzari, Jayne Mansfield, Ellen Stratton, Yvette Vickers, Ginger Young, Stella Stevens, Heidi Becker, Christa Speck, Christine Williams, June Cochran, Donna Michelle, Connie Mason, China Lee, Nancy Scot, Jo Collins, Dinah Willis, Allison Parks, Jennifer Jackson, Dolly Read, Gwen Wong, Lisa Baker, Angela Dorian, De De Lind, Cynthia Myers, Majken Haugedal, Connie Kreski, Sharon Clark, Mary and Madelene Collinson, Claudia Jennings, Liv Lindeland Lieko English, Marilyn Cole, Karen Christy and Janice Pennington. Playboy's Playmate Review Geri Glass, Ruthy Ross, Julie Woodson, Martha Smith, Phyllis Coleman, Valerie Lane, Monica Tidwell, Miki Garcia, Anulka Dziubinska, Bonnie Large, Christine Maddox and Cyndi Wood. Veruschka photographed by Holger, Twenty Years of Playboy.
Nancy Cameron

February, 1974

Playmate of the Month Francine Parks gatefold photographed by Mario Casilli Interview Clint Eastwood by Arthur Knight. Features "Can a Cultural Worker from Beverly Hills Find Happiness in the People's Republic of China?" by Candice Bergen "Watergate Wasn't All My Fault" by Dick Tuck "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- Murder Inc." by Richard Hammer "Terror Stalks the Fat Farm" by Malcolm Braly "Strung Out on Blast" by Richard Rhodes. The Girls of Skiing Sandy Taft, Lynnda Wills, Marlon Ellis, Kerrie Gorman, Gail Richter, Lenna Sjooblom, Carol Stewart, Sharyn Scott, Lloie Schwartz, Jacqueline Billings, Ann Pennington, Hedy Chew, Garrie Walls, Eileen Byrne, Patricia Louzan, Danielle de Vabre, Barbara Makris, Sally Andersen and Debbie Chenoweth. Alexandra Hay photographed by Mario Casilli, Ratna Assan photographed by Mario Casilli, Karen Christy (cover) photographed by Dwight Hooker.
Francine Parks

March, 1974

Playmate of the Month Pamela Zinszer photographed by Bill and Mel Figge. Interview Groucho Marx by Charlotte Chandler. Personality "Little Enis Pursues His Muse" (a.k.a. Carlos Toadvine) by Ed McClanahan. Features "The 300 Needles of Dr. Lau" by Charles Fox "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- V for Victory, Vice and Vegas" by Richard Hammer "The Bomb Lives!" by E.L. Doctorow Sexual Behavior of the 1970's" by Morton Hunt. "Zardoz" (film) Sean Connery (partially nude), Charlotte Rampling and Sara Kestelman. Morgan photographed by Phillip Dixon, Debbie Shelton (cover) photographed by Stan Malinowski, Simonetta Stefanelli.
Pamela Zinzer

April, 1974

Playmate of the Month Marlene Morrow gatefold photographed by Larry Dale Gordon. Interview Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden by Douglas Bauer. Features "Blood Tax at Harvest Time" by Herbert Gold "Resurrection" by Marshall Frady "Fathers Playing Catch with Sons" by Donald Hall "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" by Larry L. King "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- A Little Light on the Syndicate" by Richard Hammer "Macho Machines" by Brock Yates. Donna Clicks Donna Michelle photographed by Pompeo Posar, Diane Kozlow, Lois Mitchell, Linda Harding Marisa Del Rio photographed by Donna Michelle. "Fourplay" (a comedy in three acts)" Norman and the Doll starring Pat Paulsen with Deborah Lommis The Vortex starring Jerry Orback with Kathleen Joyce, Louisa Maritz and Cia Lozell (Jerry not nude) Inaugural Ball starring Zero Mostel with Estelle Parsons, Robin Leslie and Joseph Palmieri and a line-up of lovelies photographed by J. Barry O'Rourke. Marilyn Chambers photographed by Richard Fegley, Carron June Sliger (cover) photographed by Dennis Scott. pictorial History of Organized Crime Part IX.
Marlene Morrow

May, 1974

Playmate of the Month Marilyn Lange photographed by Dwight Hooker. Interview Hank Aaron by Carl Snyder. Features "All The President's Men, Part I" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- Perils of Power" by Richard Hammer "How The New York Stock Exchange, The Life Insurance Industry, The SEC and a Host of other Guardians of the Public Wealth Allowed the American Public to be Swindled out of $400,000,000" by Raymond I. Dirks and Leonard Gross. Sheer Delights (a lingering look at lingerie proves a little goes a long way) Models photographed by Richard Fegley. The Devil and the Flesh (a pictorial excursion into the occult--the dark, sensuous underworld ruled by Lucifer and Eros) Models photographed by Alexas Urba. Marsha Kay (cover) photographed by Stan Malinowski.
Marilyn Lange

June, 1974

Playmate of the Year Cyndi Wood (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar. Playmate of the Month Sandy Johnson gatefold photographed by Mario Casilli. Interview Admiral Elmo Zumwalt by Richard Meryman. Personality "Death of the Salesman: Rennie Davis" by Robert Scheer. Features "Take Two Aspirins and Masturbate" by Linda Wolfe "The High-Class Hustle" by William Barry Furlong "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- Attack on a Hoodlum Empire" by Richard Hammer "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward "That's Me On Top, Helpless!" Craig Vetter. Hind Sight photographed by Phil Hastings, Don Azuma, Mindas, Paul Gremmler, Dennis Scott, Bill Arsenault and Arthur Paul.
Sandy Johnson

July, 1974

Playmate of the Month Carol Vitale photographed by David Chan. Interview Barry Commoner by Larry DuBois. Features "Witches' Brew" by Mordecai Richler "Nothing But the Truth...And Other Lies" by Douglas Bauer "Playboy's History of Organized Crime -- The American Nightmare" by Richard Hammer "Diary of a Customs Insepctor" by Frank Jacobs and Peter Pitkin "Saint Gloria and the Troll" by Frederick Exley. "Let My People Come" (musical) photographed by Vernon L. Smith. Isela Vega photographed by Eric Weston, Christine Maddox (cover) photographed by Pompeo Posar.
Carol Vitale

August, 1974

Playmate of the Month Jean Manson gatefold photographed by Dwight Hooker. Interview Erich von Daniken by Timothy Ferris. Features "The Atmosphere People" by William Murray "Band" by Laurence Gonzales "Down and Out and Female" by James McKinley "Playboy's Pro Football Preview" by Anson Mount. Instant Warhol Patti D'Arbanville, Dominique Darel and Dalila Di'Lazzaro Polaroids by Andy Warhol. Here Comes the Bride Model photographed by Richard Fegley. Claudia Lennear photographed by Dennis Scott, Lynnda Kimball (cover) photographed by Bill Arsenault.
Jean Manson



September, 1974

Playmate of the Month Kristine Hanson photographed by David Chan. Interview Anthony Burgess by C. Robert Jennings. "The View from (Gay) Talese's Head" by Gay Talese. Features "Bringing the War Home" by David M. Rorvik "Insomnia" by Henry Miller "We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us" by Richard Woodley "Impotence Chic" by Craig Karpel "Playboy's Pigskin Preview" by Anson Mount "How to Keep Your Head in Today's Market" by Andrew Tobias. Do It Now! Photographs by Richard Fegley. Jane Lubeck (Oakland Raiders Cheerleader) photographed by Pompeo Posar, Zoya (cover) photographed by Bill Arsenault.
Kristine Hanson

October, 1974

Playmate of the Month Ester Cordet photographed by Richard Fegley. Interview Al Goldstein by Richard Warren Lewis. Personalities "A.J. -- as in Foyt" by William Nelly "Sylvester the Cat" (Sly Stone) by John Grissim. Features "Old Dance on the Killing Ground" by Charles Gaines "In Russian, "To Be Silent" is an Active Verb" by Herbert Gold "At Large in the Land of the Tooth Bandit" by Reg Potterton. Bunnies of 1974 Beth Martin, Nicole Cisar, Karen Ring, Karin Sims, Candy Collins, Sue Marks, Kim Behrend, Vickie Cunningham, Randi Stewart, Patti Begley, Niki Gentemann, Monica Tidwell, Linda Durst, Maxine Fox, Dolly Ryan, Cyndee Russell, Aleesha Ellis, Angie Chester, Terry Bellant, Kristi Matera, Laura Misch, Greta Marshall, Barbara Mack, Libby Saleh and Celine Ratelle. Mary Wilcox photographed by Ken Marcus, Suzann Sherry photographed by Pompeo Posar.
Ester Cordet

November, 1974

Interview Hunter S. Thompson. Special Feature Sex in Cinema 1974. Claudia Jennings (cover). The Vargas Girl pictorial & Movie Sex" . Interview with the Late, Hunter S. Thompson. That's girlfriend of rock star Todd Rundgren, Bebe Buell Playmate of the month.
Bebe Buell



December, 1974

"A Tale of Two Sisters" by Issac Bashevis Singer, "Brennbar's Rant" by John Irving, "The Analyst" by Evan Hunter, and "The Snows of Olympus" by Arthur C. Clarke. A pictorial entitled "The Erotic World of Salvador Dali", and a lovely 7 page spread on the late Claudia Jennings. Also, Sex Stars of 1974, with photos of Linda Lovelace, John C. Holmes (Johnny Wadd), Joe Dallesandro, and Monique Van Vooren. There are nude photos of Claudia Jennings, Laura Antonelli, Charlotte Rampling, Marilyn Chambers, Angel Tompkins, Tiffany bolling, Valerie Perrine (Lenny), Margot Kidder (Superman), and Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf) in a full -frontal shot.  Playmate of the month is Janice Raymond. Playmate of the Month Janice Raymond gatefold photographed by Larry Dale Gordon. Interview Robert Redford by Larry DuBois. Personality Henry Kissinger by Garry Willis. Features "Stuck in the Middle with You" by George Johnson "Getting Off" by Larry L. King "The Great Shark Hunt" by Hunter Thompson "How to Cast a Porno Film and Not Get Too Nervous" by Dan Greenburg "Remembering the Chelsea" by James T. Farrell. The Erotic World of Salvador Dali Photographs by Pompeo Posar with the aide of Salvador Dali. Claudia Jennings photographed by Pet Turner, J. Fred Smith, Mario Casilli, David Hamilton and Victor Skrebneski. Sex Stars of 1974 Robert Redford, Julie Cristie, Warren Beatty, James Caan, Elliott Gould, Jeff Bridges, Burt Reynolds, Anitra Ford, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Candice Bergen, Vonetta McGee, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, Angie Dickinson, Claudia Jennings, Roger Moore, Donald Sutherland Jack Nicholson, Fred Williamson, Linda Lovelace, Marilyn Chambers, John C. Holmes (a.k.a. Johnny Wadd), Joe Dallesandro, Monique Van Vooren, Jason Miller, Charlotte Rampling, Laura Antonelli, Michael York, Raquel Welch, Fay Dunaway, Timothy Bottoms, Cybill Shepherd, Lauren Hutton, Jan-Michael Vincent (full frontal), Ann Turkel, Katherine Baumann, Robyn Hilton, Angel Tompkins, Valerie Perrine, Margot Kidder and Tiffany Bolling (not all previously named are nude). Robyn Douglass (cover) photographed by Stan Malinowski.
Janice Raymond

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