Playboy Magazine December 1984 vol.31, no.12
December 1984, Playboy cover image.
Suzanne Somers photographed by Stephen Wayda
In 1980, we published Suzanne Somers' Playmate Test and everybody wanted to know why she didn't pass. Actually, we knew she'd get even better-looking. For proof, see this month's cover, in a photo by Contributing Photographer Steve Wayda and a dazzling dress designed by her stepdaughter, Leslie Hamel; and check Suzanne—Take Two on page 120.
Thinking Big
for karen velez, two's company, but 12 is ideal
Karen Velez photographed by Arny Freytag
Playmate image
Karen Velez
Paul and Linda McCartney interviewed by Joan Goodman with photography by Alan Clifton
a candid conversation with the superstar couple about music, creativity and wealth—and, at last, the full story of john and paul's partnership
Suzanne Take Two photographed by Richard Fegley
the stylish miss somers buries the hatchet and makes a picturesque peace with playboy
Sweet Nothings photographed by Stan Malinowski
you've come a long way, baby, from the days your undergarments were unmentionables
Sex Stars of 1984 by Jim Harwood
just when androgyny seemed triumphant, along came prince—and the olympics—to restore our faith in bikes, bodies and the american way
Prince, Daryl Hanna, Kathleen Turner, Grace Jones, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sybil Danning, Tanya Roberts, Christopher Lambert, Michael Jackson, Sting, Ane Carlisle, Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Williams, Steven Bauer, Ornella Muti, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, Mia Nygren, Claudia Ohana, Sylvia Kristel, Kelly LeBrock, Mel Gibson, Sonia Braga, Rutger Hauer, Brooke Shields, Diane Lane, Linda Bleir, Michael Pare, Tome Hanks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Selleck, Christie Brinkley, Robert Redford, Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Terry Moore, Nastassja Kinski, Bo Derek, Joan Collins
Articles and Features Playbill
The World Of Playboy - in which we offer an insider's look at what's doing and who's doing it
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
A Little Learning, Inc, Music, Books, Movies, Coming Attractions
Men - Taps For A Career by Asa Baber
Women - Shrink, Shrank, Shrunk by Cynthia Heimel
Against The Wind - Just Us by Craig Vetter
Sex News

The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Advisor, illustrated by Harumi Yamaguchi
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
The Sicilian (fiction) by Mario Puzo with a double sided fold out illlustration by Wilson McLean
Tourist Trade (fiction) by Robert Silverberg, illlustrated by Pater Sato
The Claus That Refreshes (drink) by Emanuel Greenberg, illlustrated by Gary Ruddell
Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide (gifts) with photography by Don Azuma
While The Democrats Slept (article) by Ron Reagan Jnr., illlustrated by Blair Drawson
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
And All Through The House (fiction) by Ed McBain, illlustrated by Chris Van Allsburg
Playboy's College Basketball Preview (sports) by Anson Mount, illlustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Ex-Wives (article) by Bruce Jay Friedman, illlustrated by Seymour Chwast
Celebrities: Enough Already?, illlustrated by Al Hirschfeld
I'mSick Of Celebrities (article) by Roy Blount, Jr.
Well, Excuuuuuuse Us! (article) by Steve Martin
A Guide To The Stars (chart), illlustrated by Ron Villani
Quarterly Reports: Deal Me In (article) by Andrew Tobias
Citizen Hughes (article) by Michael Drosnin, illlustrated by Don Ivan Punchatz
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Tom Koch, illlustrated by John Craig
Bernard And Huey (satire) cartoon strip by Jules Feiffer
Tired (parody) by John Eskow, illlustrated by Jane Meredith
The Robots Are Coming (modern living) by Danny Goodman with an illustration by Kinuko Y. Craft and photos by Richard Izui
Playboy Funnies (humor) three pages cartoon strips
Playboy Guide: Electronic Entertainment with photography by Jim Matusik, Carl Corey and Cherles Shotwell
Playmate Image
Karen Velez
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On The Scene
what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Games - Gifts - Potpourri and . . .
Grapevine Sigourney Weaver, Rod Stewart, Nona Hendryx, Lynn Ullman, Buster Bloodvessel, Little Steven
Karen Velez went on to be Playmate of the Year 1985 and appeared in a pictorial in the May issue.
Paul McCartney was also interviewed, together with three other guys, for the February 1965 issue.
Suzanne Somers also appears in a pictorial in February 1980 issue.
Barbara L. Edwards the September 1983 Playmate and PMOY 1984 appeals to new Playboy subscribers on pages 16 - 17.
The Pentax SUPERPROGRAM, Minolta X-700, Nikon FG and Canon T70 35mm SLR cameras all have full page adverts.
Tony La Russa uses hairspray - advert on page 46, Brian De Palma's movie "Body Double" is on page 52 and Sony Betamax on page 60.
A bumper 308 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.