1983

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January, 1983


Playmate of the Month Lonny Chin photographed by Arny Freytag. Interview Dudley Moore by Nancy Collins. Personality "Eddie Murphy is on Top of the World" by Peter W. Kaplan. 20 Questions Herschel Walker by Anson Mount. Features "Living on the Default Line" by Paul Erdman "Ten Things That Make Me Laugh" by G. Gordon Liddy. Photos by Hurrell Jean Harlow, Bette Davie, Jane Russell, Rita Hayworth, Mae West, Maria Montez (previously named not nude) and Shannon Tweed photographed by George Hurrell. Playboy's Playmate Review Linda Rhys Vaughn, Kimberly McArthur, Marianne Gravatte, Marlene Janssen, Anne-Marie Fox, Lynda Wiesmeier, Kym Malin, Connie Brighton, Karen Witter, Charlotte Kemp, Lourdes Estores and Cathy St. George. Audrey and Judy Landers (cover and inside) photographed by Arny Freytag.
Lonny Chin

February, 1983


Playmate of the Month Melinda Mays photographed by Arny Freytag. Interview Gabriel Garcia Marquez by Claudia Dreifus. Personality "Betting On Kim" (Kim Basinger) (cover) by Bruce Williamson, photographed by Richard Fegley. 20 Questions Yakov Smirnoff by David Rensin. Features "On the Brink of 1983" by E.L. Doctorow "Why Wayne Newton's is Bigger Than Yours" by Roy Blount Jr. "Hourly Wages: A Penny for Your Thoughts" by David Harrop "The Education of Jim Craig" by Pete Dexter. The Women of Aspen Karen Isaacs, Dorian Frankel, Fran Clayton, Sasha Vanderhoof, Kelly Marshall, Cynthia Thomsen, Cheryl Gustafson, Catherine Swanson, Eve Lubin, Danielle McCann, Jennifer Busse, Holly Cook, Shawna Massey, Cynthia Ramstead, Helen and Anne Trucks, Kalla "Katarina" Brandt and Lanette Poe photographed by Arny Freytag. LeRoy Neiman Sketchbook, The Year in Sex.
Melinda Mays

March, 1983


Playmate of the Month Alana Soares photographed by Ken Marcus. Interview Sam Donaldson by Peter Manso. Personality "Mr. Mike's America" (Michael O'Donoghue) by Paul Slansky. 20 Questions Arthur Jones by Warren Kalbacker. Features "Now is the Time for all Good Men" by R.M. Koster "Behind Hollywood's Mirrors" by Asa Baber "Quarterly Reports: Your Own Best Interest" by Andrew Tobias. The First Playmate Play-Offs Kym Herrin, Gig Gangel, Charlotte Kemp, Marcy Hanson, (cover), Kym Malin, Kim McArthur (cover), Lisa Sohm, Crystal Smith, Lorraine Michaels, Jeana Tomasino, Linda Rhys Vaughn, DeDe Link, Monique St. Pierre, Missy Cleveland Debbie Boostrom, Denise McConnell and Pam Zinszer photographed by Arny Freytag and Larry L. Logan. Marina Verola (stockbroker) photographed by Arny Freytag.
Alana Soares

April, 1983


Playmate of the Month Christina Ferguson photographed by Richard Fegley. Interview Paul Newman by Peter S. Greenberg. 20 Questions Al McGuire by Bill Zehme. Features "The Harder They Fall" by Al Goldstein "The Ultimate Athlete" by Mark Kram. Ladies of Spain Carmen Mariche Real, Jolanda Egger, Nina Ferre, Petra Machalinski, Elena Romero, Petra Sonneborn, Rena Edmonds, Adriana Azcue, Marta Elena Jemenez Perer, Ana Maria Codina Pujol, Heike Wesenberg, Uschi Hu, Alicia Garcia Moller, Diane Beaussillon, Lola Forcada Mateo, Carmen Gil Bayona, Jacqueline Lana Marcan, and Caroline Webb photographed by Pompeo Posar. Pamela Bellwood photographed by Richard Fegley, Carry Lee (cover) photographed by Tom Staebler.
Christina Ferguson

May, 1983


Playmate of the Month Susie Scott photographed by Stephen Wayda. Interview Ansel Adams by Victoria and David Sheff (plus photos by Ansel Adams). Personality "Palmer vs. Palmer" (Jim Palmer) by Tom Boswell. 20 Questions Charlton Heston by David Rensin. Features "The Targeting of americca: A Special Report on Terrorism" by Laurence Gonzales "A Terrorists' Guide to the 1983 Olympics" by James P. Wohl. Meet the Mrs. Marilyn Griffin (Mrs. Oklahoma), Marilyn Parver (Mrs. Georgia) photographed by Pompeo Posar and David Mecey. Nastassia Kinski (cover and inside) photographed by Helmut Newton.
Susie Scott

June, 1983


Playmate of the Year Marianne Gravatte (cover) photographed by Richard Fegley. Playmate of the Month Jolanda Egger photographed by Pompeo Posar. Interview Stephen King by Eric Norden. Personality "The Second Coming of Nolan Bushnell" by David Owen. 20 Questions Debra Winger by David Rensin. Features "The Pulitzers of Palm Beach" by Reg Potterton "Quarterly Reports: Inside Information" by Andrew Tobias. Morganna photographed by Arny Freytag.
Marianne Gravatte

July, 1983


Playmate of the Month Ruth Guerri photographed by Arny Freytag, Stephen Wayda and Pompeo Posar. Interview Earl Weaver by Lawrence Linderman. Personality "Albert Brooks is Funnier Than You Think" by Paul Slansky. 20 Questions Carrie Fisher by Robert Crane. Features "The C Team" by Hesh Kestin "Letters From Computer Camp" by John Sack "Off the Road Again!" by Gary Witzenburg. The Spy They Love to Love (James Bond) Ursula Andress, Daniela Bianchi, Shirley Eaton, Lois Maxwell, Honor Blackman, Margaret Nolan, Claudine Auger, Mie Hama, Akiko Wakabayashi, Hisako Katakura, Jill St. John, Lana Wood, Jane Seymour, Gloria Hendry, Maud Adams, Britt Ekland Barbara Bach, Lois Chiles, Corinne Clery, Kim Mills, Robbin Young, Cassandra Harris, Carole Bouquet, Kim Basinger and Barbara Carrera. Erogenous Parts A Portfolio by Francis Giacobetti. Ruth Guerri photograhed by Stephen Wayda.
Ruth Guerri

August, 1983


Playmate of the Month Carina Persson photographed by Kerry Morris and Ken Marcus. Interview Ted Turner by Peter Ross Range. Personality "Timothy Hutton Has Growing Pains" by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison. 20 Questions Jan Stephenson by Robert Crane. Features "Today's Navy--Not a Job, An Adventure" by Bruce Henderson "A Walk on the Wild Side" by James R. Petersen "Playboy's Pro Football Preview" by Anson Mount. The Art of Sex (welcome to the erotic masterpieces of "The Blue Book") Illustrations by Yosuke Ohnishi, J.P. Goude, Zox, Dennis Makai, Katsu Yoshida, Marvin Mattelson. Permanent Vacation (welcome to the girl-watching capital of the free world), Sybil Danning (cover and inside) photographed by Ken Marcus.
Carina Persson

 

 

September, 1983


Playmate of the Month Barbara Edwards photographed by Kerry Morris and Arny Freytag. Interview The Sandinistas (Sergio Ramierez Mercado, Father Ernesto Cardenal and Tomas Borge Martinez) by Claudia Dreifus. Personality "Eye to Eye With Mr. T" by D. Keith Mano. 20 Questions Randy Newman by David Sheff. Features "Technodarlings" by Craig Vitter "Armand in a Sea of Skin: A Sexual Memoir" by Bill Barich "Quarterly Reports: Financial Foreplay" by Andrew Tobias "Playboy's Pigskin Preview" by Anson Mount. Girls of the Atlantic Coast Conference Shannon Hallowell, Debra Jean Richards, Cara Lee MacDonald, Cynthia Ellington, Lisa Smith, Michele Nelson, Debra Delise, Nancy Charlton, Lisa Winsor, Brandy Brandenburg, Lynell Lowren, Anne Ballance, Tina Lovings, Terry Lynn Richardson, Deborah bell Moore, Kelly Parker, Sandra Wilson, Kerry McClurg and Lorena Brooks photographed by David Chan. Dorit Stevens photographed by Dick Zimmerman, Kym Herrin (cover) photographed by Steve Wayda.
Barbara Edwards

October, 1983


Playmate of the Month Tracy Vaccaro photographed by Arny Freytag. Interview Hill Street Blues (Bruce Weitz, Veronica Hamel, Daniel J. Travanti, Charles Haid, Michael Warren, James B. Sikking, Betty Thomas, Ed Marinaro, Taurean Blacque, Kiel Martin, Steven Bochco, Rene Enriquez, Joe Spano, Barbara Bosson and Michael Conrad) by John Blumenthal and Betsy Cramer. 20 Questions Joe Piscopo by David Rensin. Features "The Last Great Network Olympics" by Ron Powers "Going Bump in the Night" by Kate Nolan "Sporting Man's Guide to College Football" by John A. Walsh "Computers: Fear of Interfacing" by Peter A. McWilliams "Rock and Roll: The Best Years of My Life" by Rick Telander. Loretta Martin photographed by Pompeo Posar, sports impressionist LeRoy Neiman, Redheads pictorial photographed by Richard Fegley, Charlotte Kemp (cover and inside) photographed by Richard Fegley.
Tracy Vaccaro

November, 1983


Playmate of the Month Veronica Gamba photographed by Arny Freytag. Interview Kenny Rogers by David Rensin. 20 Questions Bubba Smith by Craig Modderno. Features "Sex in the Age of Negotiation" by Laurence Shames "My Dinners with Andrey" by Carl Oglesby "Computers--Where the Joys Are" by Peter A. McWilliams "High-Voltage Racquetball" by Arthur Shay. Women in White (Nurses) Susie Owens, Nikki Nickerson, Rhonda LeSuer, Natalie Mahaffey, Fatima Souza, Lisa Dalrymple, Toni Basey, Margareta Jackson, Kathlyne Markham, Susan Blake, Lisa McGlone, Bree Jesser, Theresa Taylor, Maria Baan and Maureen O'Neely. Sex in Cinema 1983, Donna Ann (cover) photographed by Tom Staebler.
Veronica Gamba

 

 

December, 1983


Playmate of the Month Terry Nihan photographed by Richard Fegley. Interview Tom Selleck by David Sheff. Personality "The Genius Takes on Tinseltown" (Orson Welles) by Barbara Leaming. Features "The Desexing of America" by Craig Vetter "Notes of a Fallen Fan" by David Halberstam "The Curse of Lono" by Hunter S. Thompson "One Brief Shining Moment" by William Manchester "Quarterly Reports: Great Plays" by Andrew Tobias "A Personal Computer Christmas" by Peter A. McWilliams "Playboy's College Basketball Preview" by Anson Mount. Flashdancers Marine Jahan, Linnea Quigley, Demetria Garrett, Kim Arrow, Kathleen Carr and Tamara Rawlings photographed by Steve Wayda. Sex Stars of 1983 John Travolta, Nastassia Kinski, Michael Jackson, Joan Collins, Brooke Shields, David Bowie, Pia Zadora, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eddie Murphy, Olivia Brown, Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Richard Gere, Mr. T, Tanya Roberts, Shannon Tweed, Victoria Principal, Linda Evans, Christie Brinkley, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Sonia Braga, Kathleen Turner, Barbara Carrera, Cynthia Rhodes, Valerie Kaprisky, Christopher Atkins, Arielle Dombasle, Matt Dillon, Linda Blair, Sybil Danning, Heather Thomas, Heather Locklear, Randi Brooks and Kim Basinger (not all previously named are nude). Joan Collins (cover and inside) photographed by Mario Casilli and George Hurell.
Terry Nihan