Playboy Magazine July / August 2009 vol.56, no.7
June 2009, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 293g
Olivia Munn photographed by Steve Shaw
the lady in the water is olivia munn, star of the g4 network's attack of the show! and our queen of convergence. photographer steve shaw capture olivia emerging from the pool on our sizzling summer cover, while our rabbit reflects on the scene and fondly recalls phoebe cates.
It Takes Two
presenting miss july, karissa, and miss august, kristina—the shannon twins
Karissa & Kristina Shannon photographed by Arny Freytag
Alec Baldwin interviewed by Michael Fleming with photography by David Rose *
a candid conversation with the outspoken actor about his battle with studio execs, reporters, lawyers and his ex, plus what he really thinks about his electability
20 Questions
Judd Apatow interviewed by Eric Spitznagel with photography by Art Streiber
the comedy genius behind almost every funny movie ever made explains his obsession with penises, his friendship with seth rogen and his unique way of getting revenge
Why We Love The '70s
it was the last decade of decadence
p38:   Farrah Fawcett, Willy Rey, Soul Train, John Travolta, Edy Williams
p39:   Nancy Cameron, Linda Evans, Liv Lindeland, Patti McGuire, Jane Seymour, Elke Sommer, Dorothy Stratten
p40:   Bebe Buel, Barbara Carrera, Sharon Johansen, Marilyn Lange, Martha Smith, Monique St. Pierre
p41:   Barbi Benton, Karen Christy, Sharon Clark, Bob Dylan Pam Grier, Lillian Müller, The Ramones, Jill St. John, Donna Summer, Cheryl Tiegs
p42:   Nell Campbell, Marilyn Chambers, Marilyn Cole, Claudia Jennings, Linda Lovelace, Plato's Retreat, Patricia Quinn, The Village People
p43:   Barbara Bach, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Carter, Victoria Principal, Maria Schneider, Arnold Scwarzenneger, Crystal Smith, Cyndi Wood
p44:   Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Debra Jo Fondren, Melanie Griffith, Rosanne Katon, Candy Loving, Christine Maddox, Freddie Mercury, Laraine Newman, Hope Olson, Gilda Radner, Pete Rose
p45:   Mohammed Ali, David Bowie, George Foreman, Margot Kidder, Vicki McCarty, Raquel Welch
Queen Of Convergence photographed by Steve Shaw
move over, princess leia. olivia munn is the new nerd crush. the attack of the show! host fulfills their and our fantasy
Double Vision with photography by Arny Freytag, Dwight Hooker, Richard Fegley, Stephen Wayda
simply sexy siblings, a double dip for a double issue
Deisy and Sara Teles, Shane and Sia Barbi, Nicole, Jaclyn and Erica Dahm, Mirjam and Karinvan Breeschooten, Natalie and Jennifer Campbell, Madeleine and Mary Collinson, Mandy and Sandy Bentley, Rosie and Reneé Tenison, Carol and Darlene Bernaola
Electric Ladyland with photography by Marc Ecko
marc ecko pays tribute to 1980s artist patrick nagel in this cutting-edge pictorial with our models . . .
Shannon James, Monica Leigh, Chernise Yvette
How To Take A Bath photographed by Arny Freytag
step-by-step instructions with visual evidence. it's good clean fun
Monica photographed by Keith Lander
lady godiva? nope. that's international supermodel monica hansen riding bareback
Articles and Features Playbill
World Of Playboy - Hef sightings, mansion frolics and nightlife notes
Swingers' Delight - playboy's golf scramble, call it a tee party
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours
a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Bree Trurner photographed by Steve Shaw
Anmarie Souci photographed by George Georgiou
Reviews - Movies, DVDs, Games, Music
Raw Data - Significa, Insignifica, Stats and Facts
Mantrack - hey . . . it's personal
The Playboy Advisor
Band Of Baldwins* by Rocky Rakovic, illustrated by Lara Tomlin
Raging Bulls (finance) by Spencer Morgan, illustrated by Tomer Hanuka
Future Tense (predictions) illustrated by Daniel Bejar
The Age Of The Bottleneck by Margaret Atwood
A Vulnerable World by Edwidge Danticat
Car Fuel Of The Future by T. Boone Pickens
The New American Diplomacy by Ishmaal Reed
The Cosmos by Martin Rees
The Future Of Sex by Chip Rowe
A World Without Borders by Reza Aslan
The Future Will Be Cooked Medium Rare by Seth MacFarlane
The Future Of Television by Ben Silverman
Olivia Girl, a full page illustration by Olivia De Berardinis
Hi, I'm Billy Mays (profile) by Pat Jordan
Fahrenheit 451 (fiction) by Ray Bradbury addpted as a graphic novel by Tim Hamilton
The Manly Art Of Grilling (dining) by Sean McCusker with photography by James Imbrogno
The Case Of The Missing G-Spot (article) by Chip Rowe, illustrated by Mirko Ilic
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
What's Your HQ? (quiz)
Warm Up (humor) cartoon strip by Juan Álvarez & Jorge Gómez
A Playboy Pad: Manhattan Loft (lifetyle) by Steve Garbarino with photography by James Imbrogno
Kliban's World (humor) cartoons by Bernard "Hap" Kliban
Smuggler's Blues (article) by Richard Stratton, illustrated by Kako
Endless Summer (fashion) by Jennifer Ryan Jones with photography by Steven Lippman
Cell Mates (article) Roberto Bolano with a painting by Andrea Ventura
Dirty Duck (humor) cartoon strip by Bobby London
Playmate News - jennifer pershing is all a-twitter and victoria silvstedt has a perfect life
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
The End Of The Affair (finance) by John Gray
Grapevine: Taylor Swift, Amanda Swan, Dae Daniels, Mel B, Kelly Monaco, Kelly Brook, Angelica Jansson

I think the reference to Pheobe Cates in Cover Story alludes to the "poolside scene" in Fast Times At Ridgemont High and, I guess, Olivia and Phoebe do look alike.

This is the first "Double Issue" - right at the height of the global banking recession. This is a regular accurance from now on.
It really was a way for Playboy to sustain the business with the consequent savings in production and distribution costs.
Though there would have also been a drop in advertising revenue it'd likely not have been by much as the 2009 issues were already pretty thin as they struggled to sell the advertising space.
For each "Full Page (of) Advert(s)" they sell they need AN OTHER page as well (prior to October 1985 it'd have been THREE) . Doesn't have to be all articles - could be other adverts. But you can see how the advertising they sell directly affects the size of the magazine.

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