Playboy Magazine May 1985 vol.32, no.5
May 1985, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 442g
Karen Velez photographed by Richard Fegley
Why is Rockville Centre, New York, going wild? Because native daughter Karen Velez is our 1985 Playmate of the Year. Our cover, shot by Contributing Photographer Richard Fegley and produced by West Coast Photo Editor Marilyn Grabowski, features Karen in a pose that's suitably suggestive of Venus. Want to join our celebration of Karen's coronation? Turn to page 128.
Kathy Goes to Hollywood
miss may is probably the only tv starlet who runs her own orphanage
Kathy Ann Shower photographed by Richard Fegley, Stephen Wayda and Kerry Morris shot the Gatefold
Playmate image
Kathy Shower
Boy George interviewed by David and Vicki Sheff with photography by Andre Csillag
a candid conversation with the reigning king and queen of pop
20 Questions
Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns interviewed by Lawrence Linderman with photography by E. J. Camp
the marvellous one versus the hitman—on ring safety, prefight sex and whose butt will hit the canvas
the best came last, as miss december, karen valez, took the title includes a pull-out poster
Karen Velez photographed by Richard Fegley and Arny Freytag
Vanity Rare photographed by Daniel Poulin
she may not be one of the seven deadly sins, but she'll get yer ya-yas out
Articles and Features Playbill
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours
, illustrated by Pater Sato
Office Games, Bulletin Board, Books, Music, Movies, Coming Attractions
Sports - Drives And Whispers by Dan Jenkins, illustrated by Kevin Pope
Men - The Healing Sky by Asa Baber, illustrated by Dave Beck
Women - Women Talk About Men by Cynthia Heimel, illustrated by Fred Warter
Against The Wind - Nothing Fails Like Success by Craig Vetter, illustrated by John Craig
The Playboy Advisor, illustrated by Harumi Yamaguchi
Dear Playmates - how do you handle a disappointing sexual encounter with a man you care about?
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
Campus Sex and the playboy advisors's traveling roadshow (article) by James R. Petersen, illustrated by John O'Leary
More Than The Sum Of His Parts (fiction) by Joe Haldeman, illustrated by Anita Kunz
Seductive Skilletry (food) by Herbert B. Livesey with photography by E. J. Camp
Rookie (article) by Dwight Gooden With Richard Woodley, illustrated by LeRoy Neiman
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
The Fall Of Saigon (article) by David Butler, illustrated by Matt Mahurin
International Hot Lines (fashion Hollis Wayne with photography by Lou Salvatori
Scoring (fiction) by Jay Cronley, illustrated by David Montiel
The Year In Movies
Playboy Guide:
Travel '85
Just The Two Of You by Stephen Birnbaum
A Piece Of The Action
What To Know Before You Go
Cruiser (humor) cartoon strip by Christopher Browne
Playboy On The Scene - what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Grapevine: Lesley-Anne Down, Trish Adams, Juan Croucier, Dr Ruth & Cyndi Lauper, Laurie Briscoe, Babra Barber, Krokus
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
Kathy Ann Shower was 32 when she did her Playmate shoot. Kathy would be 33 when she did the 1986 PMOY shoot, making her the oldest, so far.
Kathy also appears in May 1988 and August 1996 pictorials and on the cover of the April 1984 and August 1985 issues.
Karen Velez is the December 1984 Playmate.
Vanity, aka Denise Matthews, is the Canadian lead singer of the 80s female trio Vanity 6, which recorded the 1982 R&B hit "Nasty Girl".
This issue is a wee bit unusual in that it has both the current and next year's Playmate Of The Year.
254 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.