Playboy Magazine October 1976 vol.23, no.10
October 1976, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 571g
Karen Hafter and Whitney Kaine photographed by Phillip Dixon
this month's cover, featuring future playmate karen hafter as catcher and september playmate whitney kaine in the batter's box, was designed by associate art director tom staebler and photographed by phillip dixon. staebler, who collected baseball cards as a kid in kansas, got the idea after reading that baseball was again the number-one american pastime. play ball!
Farm Fresh
october playmate hope olson still has hayseed in her hair and on her it looks good
Hope Olson photographed by Ken Marcus
Playmate Image
Hope Olson
Roone Arledge interviewed by Sam Merrill with photography by J. Barry O'Rourke
a candid conversation about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with the creator of instant replay, monday night football and howard cosell
Collector's Item photographed by Phillip Dixon
what would happen when the ladies finally move in on the great american pastime? why, baseball cards like these, of course
Stelle Mastremski, Francis La Fleur, Edna Knutsen, Ruth Babe and Jean McCarthy
Fast Starter photographed by Richard Fegley
in photographic praise of tippi hedren's fascinating 19-year-old daughter, melanie griffith
Bunnies of 1976
gorgeous cottontails, in eye-grabbing profusion, invite you to enjoy their company
Eileen Finley, Amber Mulz, Lucia Bongiorno, Leslie Heiss, Debbie Lillington, Barbara Patterson, Margo Miller, Linda Haycox, Kay Mansfield, Sandy Nicholson, Sharon Reid, Patti McGuire, Grace Nagano, Nini Minor, Debra Peterson, Toni Consalvi, Jennifer Edl, Jodi Rhatigan, Christy Ann Brumfield, Katherine Madison and Luilla Maxwell
Articles and Features
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Selected Shorts

Unwritten Code Of The Press Corps by Peter J. Ognibene
Removing Kissinger's Cover by Morton H. Halperin
The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
Burying The Bill Of Rights - The Nixon Legacy, Part IV (editorial)
Roots: The Mixing Of The Blood (from the book) by Alex Haley
The Bric-A-Brac Man, Part 1 (fiction) by Russell H. Greenan
Blue Skies, No Candy (fiction) by Gael Greene, illustrated by John Youssi
Deep Throat Goes Down In Memphis (article) by Richard Rhodes
Playboy's Party Jokes with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Fall And Winter Fashion Forecast (attire) by David Platt
What's Really Happening On Campus (survey)
High-Fi (modern living) by Norman Eisenberg
The Vargas Girl (pictorial) by Alberto Vargas
The Family Jewels (ribald classic) by Giambattista Basile, 1637 - illustrated by Brad Holland
Executive Privilege (modern living)
Who Says We Don't Have A Choice? (humor) by Tom Passavant
The Mikolas Method (sports) by Lawrence Linderman<
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement<
Playboy On The Scene - late flashes on what's happening, where it's happening and who's doing it
Vargas Girl
Hope Olson appears in a pictorial in the August 1977and on the cover of the September 1977 and February 1978 issues.
Patti McGuire is the Playmate for November 1976 and Playmate of the Year 1977.
Karen Hafter is the December 1976 Playmate.
Whitney Kaine is the September 1976 Playmate.
Debra Peterson is the Playmate for June 1976.
At the time of this interview Roone Arledge was a sports producer at ABC - often cited as the man who had changed the face of sports broadcasting. In 1977 ABC would appoint him to head up the failing ABC news, a post he'd hold until his death on December 5, 2002 at the age of 71.
258 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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