Playboy Magazine September 1977 vol.24, no.9
September 1977, Playboy cover image.
Weight ≈ 504g
Denise Michele, Hope Olson, Lisa Sohm photographed by Paul Gemmler
this month's cover, designed by senior art director tom staebler and photographed by paul gremmler, features three playmates who really didn't need the extra padding: denise michele, hope olson and lisa sohm. readers who remember our playmates-onbaseball-cards cover and pictorial last october will recognize the touch of staebler, who is an ardent campaigner for equal opportunity in sports
The Belle Of Beaumont
debra jo's the one they sing about deep in the heart of texas
Debra Jo Fondren photographed by Robert Scott Hooper
Playmate image
Debra Jo Fondren
James Earl Ray interviewed by James McKinley and Laurence Gonzales with photography by Mary Noel
a candid conversation about conspiracy and escape with the man convicted of killing dr. king (including a surprise talk with ray's elusive brother)
Playmate Progress
jean manson's swing from gatefold girl to european recording star has been spectacular. all this and talent, too
Girls of the Big Ten
gophers, badgers, wildcats, wolverines, buckeyes, boilermakers, hoosiers, hawkeyes, illini, spartans - put them all together they spell . . . women!
Lisa Van Slyke and Laura Dunscombe, Janice Grider, Anita Kirchner, Grace Packard, Nicole La Nelle*, Caprice Wolfer, Kristin Blair, Betsy Beutler, Melissa Ann Rudel, Kathyrn Sue Benson, Cynthia Benedict, Sandy Bires, Kathy Ball, Ariele Shirley, Caroline Csuri, Lisa Joy Steele, Susan Morton, Sylvia Jean Hogan, Mary Schnack, Tobi Lee, Dawn La Motte, Sheila Grogan, Susan Johnson, Gail Palmer, Ingred Lin, Barbara Dell, Britt Nielsen, Nadia Nedzel, Pamela Jean Bryant, Eve Dorothy Sutherland, Karla Potts, and Vicki Witt
Articles and Features Playbill
The World Of Playboy - hef sightings, mansion frolics and nightlife notes
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Selected Shorts
Student Rights To A Free Press by Nat Hentoff
A Man's Gotta Chew by D. Keith Mano
  The Playboy Advisor
Playboy Sex Poll - an informal survey of current sexual attitudes, behavior and insights - by Howard Smith and Brian Van Der Horst
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
Down The Seine And Up The Potomac (humor) by Art Buchwald, illustrated by Don Vanderbeek
Pyramid Power (article) by John Hughes - designed and illustrated by Bob Post
Spiro Agnew Looks For A Good Time (article) by Aaron Latham, illustrated by Ed Pashke
A Moon In June (fiction) by Loyd Little - a comic strip drawn by Ron Villani
Playboy's Party Jokes with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Back To Campus (attire) by David Platt with photography by Bruce Laurance
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About American Public Opinion (But Only Playboy Would Ask) (article)
Beggarman, Thief (fiction) Part one of a new novel by Irwin Shaw with some clever art by Martin Hoffman
Playboy's Pigskin Preview (sports) by Anson Mount with photography by Alexas Urba
Jug Time (drink) by Emanuel Greenberg with photography by Bill Arsenault
Camping Out (article) by Jay Cronley, illustrated by Gordon Kibee
Cunning Wife (ribald classic), illustrated by Brad Holland
Playboy Funnies (humor)
Fitting And Proper (fashion) by Hollis Wayne with photography by Alberto Rizzo
Think Tank - fast-paced information on managing, laetrile and converting to coal. - illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
Playboy's Pipeline - concorde briefing, eye care, fuel-saving tips, choosing a lawyer.
On The Scene
what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Habitat - Fashion - Gadgets - Sexcetera - and . . .
Grapevine Jerry Garcia, James Levine, David Mamet, Pat Caddell, Barbara Kopple
Debra Jo Fondren appears in pictorials in the June 1978, December 1978, January 1979, April 1979, and July 1982 issues and as the PMOY. June 1978.
In addition to Debra six other Playmates appear in or on the cover of this issue . . . Jean Manson Miss August 1974, Denise Michele Miss April 1976, Hope Olson Miss October 1976, Lisa Sohm Miss April 1977, Pamela Jean Bryant Miss April 1978, and Vicki Witt Miss August 1978.
Nicole La Nelle, aka Pamela Hoag, first appeared, uncredited, in the December 1975 pictorial "Peep Show".
Spiro Agnew was the 39th Vice President of the United States serving under President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973.
This is the issue with the first of the “Girls of . . .” collegiate pictorials.
The Pentax ME 35mm SLR camera is advertised on page 6, the Olympus OM-1 on page 14 and Minolta on page 68.
O. J. Simpson advertises Dingo Boots on page 39.
Patek Philippe, BMW, the Nikon F2 35mm SLR camera and Rolex amongst others in an EU advertising insert between pages 66-67 and 180-181. 16 non-numbered extra pages.
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty in 1969 to the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a fugitive at the time having escaped from prison in 1967. He recanted the confession three days later and tried for the rest of his life to get a new trial. He had a couple of days of freedom in 1977 when he and six other convicts escaped but he died in prison of hepatitis C in 1998.
Dr. King is interviewed for the January 1965 issue.
246 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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