Playboy Magazine December 1972 vol.19, no.12
December 1972, Playboy cover image.
Cover Coca Cola Santa Playmate painting by Maddon Sundblom, photographed by Bill Arsenault
Playmate Image
Mercy Rooney
Mercy, Mercy!
bunny-playmate mercy rooney—a neophyte rodeo fan—has her hopes for the future riding on an acting career
Mercy Rooney photographed by Alexas Urba
Yevgeny Yevtushenko interviewed by Michael Laurence
a candid conversation with the flamboyant doyen of russian poetry
Power! with an illustration by Alex Ebel
answering the questions: who has it? what's it like to have some? what can be done to spread it around? machiavelli was unavailable, so we asked four other guys. . . Robert Evans, Ralph Nader, Robert Townsend and Murray Kempton
Woman Eternal by painter Martin Hoffman
painted especially for playboy, martin hoffman's lyrical portraits evoke the timeless beauty of the female nude
A Startling Astarte 6 pages of photos by Herbert Migdoll
exclusively for playboy, photographer herbert migdoll captures the joffrey ballet's stunning nancy robinson transformed into her sensuous title role
Sex Stars of 1972 by Arthur Knight and Hollis Alpert
the ageing star establishment and last year's hot new properties are challenged by a bumper crop of even hotter, newer names
Burt Reynolds, Karen Black, Dominique Sanda, Cybill Shepherd, Elaine May, Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Liza Minnelli, Susan George, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, James Caan, Al Pacino, Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Woody Allen, Brenda Sykes, Angel Tompkin, Valerie Perrine, Victoria Principal, Timothy Bottoms, Jon Finch, Edward Albert, Stacy Keach, Michael York, Ron O'Neal, Raquel Welch, Ali MacGraw, Jane Fonda, Ann-Margret, Ryon O'Neal, Richard Roundtree, Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Jim Brown, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Jill St. John, Sean Connery, Joey Heatherton, Stella Stevens, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Cheri Caffaro, Inge-Maria, Christiane Kruger, Tina Herazo, Paula Pritchett, Liv Lindeland Mary and Madeleine Collinson and Claudia Jennings
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 - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
The Silver Crown (fiction) by Bernard Malamud
Head Of The Family (article) by Anthony Scaduto
And A Bald Eagle In A Plum Tree (humor)
Keeping It Casual (food and drink) by Emanuel Greenberg
The Further Adventures Of Chauncey Alcock (fiction) by Lawrence Sanders
My First Orgy (article) by Dan Greenberg
From Stonehenge To Tranquility Base (essay) by Ray Bradbury
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Judith Wax
The Way To Medenine (article) by Nelson Algren
Hanging Out In The Out Islands (travel) by David Standish
Pinball (memoir) by Marshall Frady
Great Moments In Pinball History (modern living) by Michael Laurence
In Front Of God And Everybody (article) by Donn Pearce
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
The Mississippi (article) by Richard Rhodes
The Gourmet Hunt (fiction) by David Ely
Truckin' With Gretchen (article) by Craig Vetter
Vargas Girl (pictorial) by Alberto Vargas
Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide (gifts)
Who Or What Was It? (quasi memoir) by Kingsley Amis
Sex Stars Of 1972 (article) by Arthur Knight and Hollis Alpert
Love Lines with a painting by Christina Ramberg
Spring Song and There's A Bulge In Your Computer (poetry) by Lawrence Durrell
The Noose and Her Beauty (poetry) by Robert Graves
Saving A Soul (ribald classic) by Lorenzo De Medici
Bath Toiletries: The Ablution Revolution (modern living)
A Heart-Stopping, Eye-Bulging, Wave-Making Idea (article) by Scot Morris
Black Tie Optional (attire) by Robert L. Green
Match Wits With Inspector Ford (parody) by Woody Allen
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
Vargas Girl
Mercy Rooney appears on the cover of the March 1973issue.
Mercy was at the time married to Mickey Rooney Jr., her maiden name was Merci Montello.
A bumper 346 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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