Playboy Magazine December 1982 vol.29, no.12
December 1982, Playboy cover image.
Marcy Hanson photographed by Tom Staebler
art director tom staebler had been toying with the idea of designing a cover that would pay homage to norman rockwell. while that notion was fermenting, playmate marcy hanson—in an unrelated conversation—let it slip that rockwell was her favorite artist. "her look was perfect for what i wanted to do;' tom told us. the rest was easy.
In Charlotte's Web
this kemp wouldn't tax anyone; she's a free and lively spirit
Charlotte J. Kemp photographed Kerry Morris, Pompeo Posar, Ken Marcus. Ken did the gatefold
Playmate image
Charlotte Kemp
Julie Andrews & Blake Edwards by Lawrence Linderman with photography by Larry L. Logan
a candid conversation with the showbiz couple who, together or apart, gave us "mary poppins," "the sound of music." "the pink panther." "'10'," and "s.o.b."
The Mouth That Roared* by David Halberstam, with illustrations by Bill Nelson
in the interest of finally telling us like it is and always has been, please pardon us howard . . .
. . . while we get a word in edgewise
The Women of Playboy photographed by Ken Marcus
the answer to that constant query; what sort of woman works for playboy?
Trish Miller, Leslie Adams, Sue Davey, Kathy Dooley, Jody Jurgeto, Julene Roth, Janice Moses, Susan Alden, Debbie Saunders, Elizabeth Michaels, Angeleno Bjaye Turner, Karen Ring, Joanie Schwabe, Maryanne Coury, Julianne Flynn, Gita Mehta, Kate Nolan, Cheryl Pauli, LeAnn Moen, Amanda Raymond, Amy Payton-Engle, Connie Kreski, Patty Beaudet, Margie Price and Amy Miller
Louise And Me photographed by Richard Fegley
in the multinational production of the john reed / louise bryant story, sydne rome portrays a woman ahead of her time. we sent sydne to provincetown to depict louise's fantasies and came up with seven pages that will shake the world
Sex Stars of 1982 by Jim Harwood
our annual survey of the people who make it with style
Brooke Shields, Dolly Parton, Richard Gere, Harrison Ford, Tome Selleck, Sybil Danning, Sandahl Bergman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Isaac Kennedy, Sylvester Stallone, Vicotria Principal, Barbara Carrera, Raquel Welch, Richard Pryor, Gregory Harrison, Mick Jagger, Anita Morris, Jacqueline Bisset, Alexander Godunov, Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Waren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Harry Hamlin, Ursula Andress, Mariel Hemingway, Dorothy Stratten, Maud Adams, Rachel Ward, Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon, Ann Jillian, Pamela Sue Martin, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Evans, Nastassia Kinski, Rutger Hauer, Sonia Braga, Laura Antonelli, Sydne Rome, Sylvia Kristel, Mel Gibson, Pia Zadora, Donna Dixon, Matt Dillon, Christie Brinkley, Christopher Atkins and Shannon Tweed
Articles and Features
The World Of Playboy - in which we offer an insider's look at what's doing and who's doing it
Dear Playboy
Viewpoint: That Old-Time Religion by James R. Petersen
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Men by Asa Baber
The Playboy Advisor
Dear Playmates
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
With Enough Shovels (article) by Robert Scheer, illustrated by Brad Holland
how the u.s. government has come under the control of men who believe that nuclear war can be waged and won
A Brood Of Nuclear Hawks
quotes on the likelihood of a nuclear war—preparing for it and the survivability of it all—by . . .
Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Frank Carlucci, T. K. Jones, Paul Nitze, Richard Pipes, Eugene W. Rostow, Richard N. Perle
Holiday, Go Lightly (attire) by David Platt with photography by Roberto Rocco
Body Warmers (drink) by Emanuel Greenberg, illustrated by Gary Ruddell
Adults (fiction) by George V. Higgins
Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide (gifts) photographed by Don Azuma
2010: Odyssey Two, Part II (fiction) by Arthur C. Clarke, illustrated by Don Ivan Punchatz
Playboy's Party Jokes (humor)
Sex And Its Substitutes (fiction) by Paul Theroux
The Twenty Commandments (humor) 3 page cartoon by Shel Silverstein
Playboy's College Basketball Preview (sports) by Anson Mount
includes the All-American team photo by Bill Aresnault of . . .
Pat Ewing, Glenn "Doc" Rivers, Dale Ellis, Sam Bowie, Jon Sundvold, Ennis Whatley, Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Keith Lee, Ralph Sampson & coach Terry Holland
The Perfect Man (article) by Erica Jong, illustrated by Martin Hoffman
The Sports Bestiary (humor) by George Plimpton and illustrated by Arnold Roth
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Tom Koch
Me And My Shadow (memoir) by Al Goldstein
LeRoy Neiman Sketchbook
brooke shields dances her way into the artist's studio
The Ballad Of Hookshop Kate (ribald classic) American folk verse, circa 1900 - illustration by Brad Holland
One Day In The Life Of Leonid Brezhnev And Family (humor) 3 page cartoon by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf and Tony Geiss
Playboy Video (article)
join us as we ride the new wave of adult home entertainment with video cassettes, discs, cable and on-the-air pay tv
Sonia Braga, Gina Calabrese, Lonny Chin, Amanda Cleveland, Joan Collins, Bo Derek, Patricia Farinelli, Fran Jeffries, Sylvia Kristel, Vikki La Motta, Laurel Masse, Kimberly McArthur, Janis Siegel, Kelly Ann Tough, Shannon Lee Tweed, Linda Rhys Vaughn, Lynda Wiesmeier and Karen Witter
Playboy Funnies (humor) - 5 pages of cartoon strips
Buck Brown Cartoon (humor)
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
Little Annie Fanny takes a cruise (satire) by Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder
On The Scene
what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Gifts, for girlfriends - Fashion, colored leather for men - Gadgets, things on the beam - Sex News and . . .
Grapevine Rita Jenrette & Fanne Fox, Marilyn Micheals, Daniel J. Travanti, Priscilla Barnes, Elton John, Lauren Landon, and Dustin "Tootsie" Hoffman
Charlotte J. Kemp appears in an advert for Playboy Subscriptions on page 33 of the October 1984 issue.
I reckon that the "tax" reference in Charlotte's introduction is probably to Jack F. Kemp (no relation), a United States Congressman and one of the authors of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.
Marcy Hanson was the Playmate in the October 1978 issue.
*Howard Cosell was, for forty years, an American sports journalist. He was named "The All-Time Best Sportscaster" in 1993 in the U.S. by TV Guide. He was interviewed for the May 1972 issue.
Marilyn Micheals appeared in the pictorial, "Prime Mime", in the August 1982 issue.
Kimberly McArthur, Miss January 1982, appears topless in a double page Playboy subscription advert on pages 24 - 25.
Nastassja Kinski by Avedon advert by Graphic Editions for a poster on page 60.
Part one of "2010: Odyssey Two" is in the September 1982 issue.
Both the Canon AL-1 and Minolta X-700 35mm SLR cameras have full page adverts.
A bumper 334 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.