Playboy Magazine August 1996 vol.43, no.8
August 1996, Playboy cover image.
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Cover Leeann Tweeden photographed by Arny Freytag
With our Hard Bodies pictorial we've just made this summer hotter. Personifying this month's theme of sports and sex is buff beauty Leeann Tweeden on ESPN's Fitness Beach (if you need a quick fix on the small screen). Her ultimate goal is the movies. Our cover was shot by Contributing Photographer Arny Freytag and styled by Traci Marmon. Thanks to Alan Bosshardt for styling Leeann's hair and makeup. Our exercised Rabbit appreciates this body of art.
Playmate Jessica, Sunny-Side Up
it doesn't take long to learn miss august is entirely solar powered
Jessica Lee photographed by Arny Freytag
Interview Shaquille O’Neal interviewed by Kevin Cook with photography by C. J. Walker
a candid conversation with the future of basketball about his lust for action, the miracles of wealth, his fears about the olympics and why he still can't sink a free throw
20 Questions Heidi Fleiss interviewed by David Rensin with photography by Greg Gorman
the former hollywood madam talks about hooking, hubris and what you can get for $40,000 a night
Profile Controlling Force by Tom Boswell with an illustration by David Levine
there's no pop on his fast ball, no drop in his curve, but greg maddux has used his smarts to become the best pitcher in major league baseball
Pictorials Hard Bodies photographed by Arny Freytag
brace yourselves. girlie-men, these women want to pump you up.
Jennifer Goodwin, Amy Fadhli, Leeann Tweeden, Lisa Carr, Debee Halo, Dana Dodson, Elizabeth Story, Julie Bourque, Christine Lydon, Stella Azocar
Playboy Gallery photographed by Stephen Wayda
some people know janet jones as mrs. wayne gretzky . . .
Playmate Revisted: Kathy Shower photographed by Stephen Wayda
hollywood fell hard for this actress mom
The Women of Atlanta photographed by Stephen Wayda
the olympic heats just got hotter
Lisa Dresia, Lisa Ann Brown, Violet Haze, Cheryl Axley, Erika Snyder, Tammy Brown, Tiffany Schader, Tami Lynn West, Robyn LaRocca, Cathrine Nolan, Tammy Bristow, Christi Nicole Taylor
Articles and Features Playbill
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Raw Data, Wired, Movies, Video, Music, Style, Books
Men - It Takes A Voucher by Asa Baber
Playboy Advisor, includes and illustration by Istvan Banyai
The Playboy Forum - the continuing dialogue between playboy and its readers
Blown Away by James Bovard
Congressional Sex Cops by Daviid Friedman
Aids Watch by Terry Glover
Sex And Danger by James R. Petersen
Deathlock (article) by Mark Bowden, illustrated by Marshall Arisman
The Lure Of Urban Myths (article) by Neal Gabler, illustrated by A. J. Garces
Olympic Pride (fashion) by Hollis Wayne with photography by Jon Moe
"I'm Ready For My Come Shot Now, Dear" (article) by D. Keith Mano, illustrated by Mark Ulriksen
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Physical (fiction) by Joyce Carol Oates, illustrated by Brad Holland
The Real Stuff (olympic gear) by Charles Plueddeman with photography by Jame Imbrogno
Small Beers Step out (drink) by Michael Jackson, illustrated by Mike Benny
Where & How To Buy
Playboy On The Scene - what's happening, where it's happening . . .
Grapevine . . . and who's making it happen
Brittnie Fountaine, Rust, Tori Amos, Shania Twain, Catrina Falbo, Sean & Yoko Lennon, Bonnie Duncan
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
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Kathy Shower is the May 1985 Playmate.
Shaquille O’Neal was an Orlando Magic centre, about to sign for the LA Lakers at the time of this interview.
Heidi Fleiss was a Madam to the stars of L.A.
Janet Jones appears in a pictorial in the March 1987 issue.
Excellent Mount Gay Rum advert on page 36.

162 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.