Playboy Magazine December 1964 vol.11, no.12
December 1964, Playboy cover image.
Weight 646g
Cover Femlin photographed by Pompeo Posar
Happiness is Just a Thing Called Jo
  our gifted december playmate is a hearth-warming bundle of beauty and talen
Jo Collins photographed by Mario Casilli
Interview Ian Fleming interviewed by Ken Purdy
Readers' Choice
Laura Young, Connie Mason, Janet Pilgrim, Christa Speck, Joyce Nizzari, Lisa Winters, Heidi Becker, Donna Michelle, June Cochran and Toni Ann Thomas
Baker in the Boudoir: Carroll Baker photographed by Frank Bez
Articles and Features The Playboy Advisor
Playboy's International Datebook (travel) by Patrick Chase
The Playboy Forum
The Playboy Philosophy (editorial) by Hugh M. Hefner
Gifting The Girls by Robert L. Green
Once, In Aleppo (fiction) by Irwin Shaw
The Catered Christmas Affair (food & drink) by Thomas Mario
Words Of A Native Son (soliloquy) by James Baldwin
The Christmas Carol Caper (humor) by William Iversen
The French Myth (opinion) by Joseph Wechsberg
Sauve Qui Peut (fiction) by Lawrence Durrell
The Hunters (fiction) by Gerald Kersh
Word Play (satire) by Robert Carola
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor)
Waldo Grebb And His Electric Baton (memoir) by Jean Shepherd
The Lido (man at his leisure) - 8 Paintings by Leroy Neiman
The Pursuit Of Unhappiness (opinion) by Joseph Wood Krutch
Five Yuletide Vacations (travel)
Semantics And The Cold War (opinion) by Bertrand Russell
Velvet And Apollo (fiction) by Frederic Morton
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Judith Wax And Larry Siegel
The Virgin's Cup (ribald classic) by Petofi
Merry Christmasi (gifts)
The Mission (fiction) by Hugh Nissenson
Macbeth The Knife (satire) by Ray Russell
On The Scene (personalities)
The Dot And Dash Bird (fiction) by Bernard Wolfe
Around The World With Teevee Jeebies (satire)
The Playboy Art Gallery (humor) by Jim Beaman
Hostileman (satire) by Jules Feiffer
Little Annie Fanny goes for a spacewalk (satire) by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder
Double Page Vargas Girl - on pages 140 - 141
"Well you know what they say Mr. Dinkler. If we don't go to bed , Santa will never arrive."

Jo Collins appears in pictorials in the April 1965, May 1966 and December 1979, issues, on the cover in August 1965and as the PMOY in a pictorial inside.
It was Jo who delivered, in person, the first issue of the 2nd Battalion's Bravo Bulls' lifetime Playboy subscription to Lieutenant Jack Price while he recovered in a field hospital during the Vietnam War.
Jo also appeared, as herself,in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 movie "Apocalypse Now ". In it she naturally portrays a Playmate taking part in a United Service Organization's tour to entertain the troops during the Vietnam War. Something that she did for real - so much so that she earned the nickname “G. I. Jo”.
Ian Fleming was an English author who wrote a few books that met with a measure of success and that ultimately were made into films. He died on 12 August 1964 from a heart attack.

292 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.