Playboy Magazine December 1971 vol.18, no.12
December 1971, Playboy cover image
Cover Bunny Logo with white dove as eye, designed by Tom Staebler and realised by Kerig Pope
Playmate image
Karen Christy
Resident Beauty
what with hopping from bunny chores to modeling calls to playboy mansion parties, life is happily hectic for playmate karen christy
Karen Christy photographed by Pompeo Posar
Roman Polanski interviewed by Larry DuBois with photography by Alan Clifton
a candid conversation with the brash, brilliant director of "knife in the water," "rosemary's baby" and "macbeth"
Personal Visions of the Erotic
nine noted photographers dramatically interpret their private fantasies of the ultimate stimulant
photography by Skrebneski, Ben Rose, Will McBride, Francesco Scavullo, Pete Turner, Art Kane, J. Frederick Smit, Douglas Kirkland and Joel Baldwin
Vegas Comes Up 007 photographed by Simon Nathan
sean connery returns to secret-agent country—replete, as usual. with pulchritude and peril—in the first united states based james bond thriller. "diamond are forever"
Sean Connery, Judy Ritsko, Jill St. John, Lana Wood
Sex Stars of 1971 by Arthur Knight and Hollis Alpert
the movies' minitrend towards romance was bestially attacked and carnally assaulted as filmdom's cult of personality took another box-office body blow
Ann-Margaret, Candice Bergen, Jack Nicholson, Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, Melvin Van Peebles, Richard Roundtree, Karen Black, Sally Kellerman, Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, George C. Scott, Steve McQueen, Carrie Snodgress, Raquel Welch, Brigitte Bardot, Elliot Gould, Robert Redford, Ursula Andress, Elke Sommer, Catherine Deneuve, Elga Andersen, Dominique Sanda, Jacqueline Bisset, Marianne McAndrew, Lainie Kazan, Trish Van Devere, Christina Lindberg, Marie Liljedahl, Edy Williams, Rosella Olson, Marisa Berenson, Jennifer O'Neill, Paula Pritchett, Lauren Hutton, jo Ann harris, Barbara Leigh, brenda Scott, Sarah Kennedy, Rosalind Cash, Victoria Vetri, Claudia Jennings and Sue Bernard
Articles and Features Playbill
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Books, Dining-Drinking, Movies, Music, RecordingsThe Playboy Advisor
Playboy Forum - an interchange of ideas between reader and editor on subjects raised by "the playboy philosophy"
The Dashing Fellow (fiction) by Vladimir Nabokov, illustrated by Franz Altschuler
New York - A Town Without Foreplay (article) by Bruce Jay Friedman, illustrated by Tom Staebler & J. Barry O'Rourke
S*E*X Comes To Thief Island (fiction) by Richard Hooker, illustrated by James Grashow
Bah! Humbug! (humor) by David Stevens and Alfred Debat
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Judith Wax
Can The Real Howard Hughes (article) by Edwin Fadiman, Jr., illustrated by Chet Jezierski
. . . Still Stand Up? (article) by James Phelan, illustrated by Chet Jezierski
Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide (gifts) with photography by Don Azuma
A Meeting With Medusa (fiction) by Arthur C. Clarke, illustrated by Martin Hoffman
Shelley (memoir) by Dan Greenburg with photography by David Chan
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
A Feminist Looks At History (humor) by Dr. Virginia Slimmes, illustrated by Roger Hane
Vargas Girl (pictorial) by Alberto Vargas
Professor Zachary Ding's Patented Official Unabridged Condensed New 1972 Autocyclopedia (humor) by Bruce McCall and Brock Yates
Galawear Gets It On (attire) by Robert L. Green with photography by Victor Skrebneski
George Segal: Love's Labors Cast (art) by Jan Van Der Marck with photography by Bill Arsenault
The Coming Of The Psychopath (article) by Alan Harrington, illustrated by Alex Ebel
Griselda And The Porn-O-Phone (humor) by Allan Sherman, illustrated by Ken Graning
Crazy Kids Cross The Ocean (memoir) by Herbert Gold, illustrated by Phil Renaud
The Ballad Of Dan Homer (ribald classic) by A.D. Hope, illustrated by Brad Holland
Spirits Of Christmas Past And Present (drink) by Emanuel Greenberg with photography by Richard Fegley
Safely Deposited (fiction) by Calvin Trillin, illustrated by Phil Berkman
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
My Last Mugging (article) by Murray Kempton
Little Annie Fanny demonstrates her body language (satire) by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder
Vargas Girl
Karen Christy appeared on the covers February 1974, July 1973 and in pictorials in the July 1972 and December 1976 issuse.
In 1971 Playboy Productions released Macbeth directed by Roman Polanski. See also the February 1972 issue.
Author Shere Hite appears in the pictorial "Personal Visions of the Erotic" photographed by J. Frederick Smith.
Sharon Clark the August 1970 Playmate and 1971 PMOY advertises Playboy Gift Subscriptions on pages 56-57.
A bumper 346 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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