Playboy Magazine September 1981 vol.28, no.9
September 1981, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 517g
Bo Derek photographed by John Derek
it's easy to see why bo derek (making her third playboy cover appearance) brings out the beast in men—and vice versa. here s bo, as jane, hanging out in the jungle with c.j. the orangutan, supporting-cast member in the dereks' upcoming film tarzan, the ape man (starring and produced by bo; directed by john, who also shot the cover). for more of the remarkable bo, see tarzan & bo (page 146).
Belted Beauty
her hands are lethal weapons. the rest of her isn't too bad, either
Susan M. Smith photographed by Ken Marcus with the gatefold shot by R. Scott Hooper
Playmate image
Susan Smith
James Michener interviewed by Lawrence Grobel with photography by Vernon L. Smith
a candid conversation about literature, goat dragging, world travel, liberalism and five-pound books with the perpetually popular author
Girls of the South-Eastern Conference (part 1) photographed by David Chan and Arny Freytag
tintinnabulating belles still ring out in dixieland
Tawanna Sharp, Kimberly Lasseter, Casey Sweet, Gigi Aldridge, Debra Gregory, Syerelyn Jackson, Joan Villarosa, Lyndi Young, Juliana van Mierop, JoAnne Riggs, Marlene Hall, Eve Vaupel, Donna Crouch, Gina Todd, Jamie Kapeghian, Becky Lewis, Jena Clayton, JoAnne Henderson, Carol Darsey, Mary Landreth and Karen Paige
Tarzan & Bo photographed by John Derek, includes a pull out poster **
sorry, tarzan, but in john derek's version of the ape man's saga, it's a spectacular jane—the "10" of the jungle—who steals the show
Articles and Features Playbill
Playmate Image
Susan Smith
Premium Print
The World Of Playboy - in which we offer an insider's look at what's doing and who's doing it
Dear Playboy
Reviewer's Notebook: The Hype Report On Male Sexuality by James R. Petersen
Playboy After Hours, illustrated by Pat Nagel
Books, Movies, Music, Coming Attractions Playboy's
Travel Guide - Welcome Back, Europe - by Stephen Birnbaum
The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
Ruthless Mothers
Money, Values And The Gimme Decade (article) by Donald R. KatzJerry
Rubin's Radical Movement
The J. R. Ewing Award For Great Moments In Ruthlessness
Are You Ruthless Enough To Get Rich Today? (quiz) by Asa Baber
Rabbit Is Rich (fiction) by John Updike, illustrated by Jeff Wack
Canvas On Canvas (modern living) with photography by Don Azuma and paintings by John Flores
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (memoir) by Cameron Crowe, illustrated by Charles Shields
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Back To Campus (attire) by David Platt with photography by Steve Ewert
The Evolution Of The Moral Majority (humor) by Derek Pell
Playboy's Pigskin Preview (sports) by Anson Mount with photography by Bill Arsenault
Included in the All-America Team photos are John Elway, Anthony Carter, Herschel Walker and Kenneth Sims amongst others.
What Maketh A Man? (ribald classic), illustrated by Brad Holland
Playboy Funnies (humor) four pages of cartoon strips
The Milky Way (drink) by Emanuel Greenberg
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
On The Scene
what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Gear, rough and ready - Fashion, boot camp - Wheels, decade of the de lorean? - Sex News and ...
Grapevine Carol Burnett, Lone Anderson, Jenilee Harrison & John Ritter, Tina Turner, Marisa Berenson, Sugar Ray Leonard & Bob Hope
Susan M. Smith appears in the pictorial "We Wuz Robbed!" in the February 1982 issue but first in "The Girls of Las Vegas" February 1979 then "The Year In Sex" February 1980.
Bo Derek did pictorials (* and the cover) i,n the March 1980*, August 1980*, July 1984*, January 1989, January 1994, December 1994*, October 1998 issues - amongst others. She was also on the inside of the January 1989 cover.
James Michener, who died at the age of 90 on October 16, 1997, was an American Pulitzer Prize winning author famed for the meticulous research behind more than 40 titles.
The Minolta XG-M 35mm SLR Camera is advertised on page 2. The Bee Gees advertise Ampex Audio Cassettes on page 14.
The Pentax LX 35mm SLR Camera is advertised on page 20. Apparently O.J. Simpson is a Dingo man. Full page advert on page 41
258 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
** It's unusual for the Tarzan & Bo pull out poster to still be with copies of this issue, invariably, over the years, they've been lost.