Playboy Magazine August 1968 vol.15, no.8
August 1968, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 391g
Cover Aino Korva photographed by Mario Casilli
Playmate
Star-Spangled And Starry-Eyed
an ex-army brat, august's out-of-this-world playmate aspires to be an astronaut
Gale Olson photographed by Ron Vogel
The centerfold is known to have some printing errors.
Playmate Image
Gale Olson
Interview
William Sloane Coffin interviewed by Nat Hentoff
a candid conversation with the embattled chaplain of yale and vietnam war critic tried for counseling young men to violate draft laws
Pictorials
Wet And Wild
playboy raises the shower curtain on carroll baker and jean sorel in a steamy scene from the french/italian film honeymoon.
Articles and Features Playbill
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
The Playboy Advisor
The Playboy Forum - an interchange of ideas between reader and editor on subjects raised by "the playboy philosophy"
The Young Man Who Read Brilliant Books (fiction) by Stephen Dixon, illustrated by Ron Bradford
Dream Cars of 1968 (modern living)
The Gutsmut Game (article) by William Iversen
More Silverstein Among The Hippies (humor) by Shel Silverstein
Banking by The Numbers (article) by Joseph Wechsberg
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Supershirt! (attire) by Robert L. Green
The Vargas Girl (pictorial) by Alberto Vargas
The Antine Bay Magenta (fiction) by Ken W. Purdy
Clearly Contemporary (accouterments) - photography by Alexis Urba
Deep Thinkers (article) by Fredric C. Appel, illustrated by Parviz Sadighian
Exploring A New City (travel) by Len Deighton
The Trouble With Machines (fiction) by Ron Goulart
Vargas Girl
Blowout (satire) by Harvey Kurtzman with photos by Seymour and Sol Mednick
photo parody starring Micheal Pollard and K. C. Townsend
Done With Mirrors (ribald classic) - adapted from the "Gesta Romanorum" by Jonah Craig
Hang One On (accouterments)
On The Scene (personalities) - Moshe Safdie, Dustin Hoffman and Roone Arledge
William Sloane Coffin, a Yale chaplain and peace activist, was convicted, with others, of "conspiracy to counsel, aid and abet draft resistance" in June 1968. An appeals court overturned the verdict in 1970.
Gale Olson's daughter, Crystal McCahill, is the May 2009 Playmate. In her pictorial she recreates the pose above but not for her centerfold.
Dan Gurney - Indianapolis, grand prix, sports and stock car driver; race car builder - uses Dep For Men. Advert on page 14
170 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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