Playboy Magazine December 1983 vol.30, no.12
December 1983, Playboy cover image.
Joan Collins photographed by Mario Casilli
Our cover this month comes adorned with as spectacular a Christmas package as you'll find under any tree—the stunning Joan Collins in a sleek gown designed by Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin of Jeran Designs of Los Angeles. But the cover is only a hint of the delights in store for you in our long-awaited. (and worth the wait) Collins pictorial (see page 134).
Back To Basics
our miss december is a daughter of the computer revolution
Terry Nihen photographed by Richard Fegley
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Terry Nihen
Tom Selleck interviewed by David Sheff with photography by Gene Trindl
a candid conversation with the country's "hottest sex symbol" on acting, politics. women—and how tough it is to get a date when your gorgeous
The Genius Takes on Tinseltown by Barbara Leaming Illustrated by Sandra Hendler
if orson welles is so smart, how come he can't do bigger box office?
Joan Collins colour photographs by Mario Casilli and b&w by George Hurell
two great photographers meet one great star—an exclusive portfolio
Flashdancers photographed by Steve Wayda
take your pasion, make it happen
Marine Jahan, Linnea Quigley, Demetria Garrett, Kim Arrow, Kathleen Carr and Tamara Rawlings
Sex Stars of 1983
last year's creatures from outer space are out of it as musicians, dancers, bodybuilders and blondes take center stage
John Travolta, Nastassja Kinski, Michael Jackson, Joan Collins, Brooke Shields, David Bowie, Pia Zadora, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jamie Lee Curtis, Eddie Murphy, Olivia Brown, Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Richard Gere, Mr. T, Tanya Roberts, Shannon Tweed, Victoria Principal, Linda Evans, Christie Brinkley, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds, Sonia Braga, Kathleen Turner, Barbara Carrera, Cynthia Rhodes, Valerie Kaprisky, Christopher Atkins, Arielle Dombasle, Matt Dillon, Linda Blair, Sybil Danning, Heather Thomas, Heather Locklear, Randi Brooks, Kim Basinger
Articles and Features Playbill
World Of Playboy - in which we offer an insider's look at what's doing and who's doing it
Dear Playboy
Playboy After Hours - a guy's guide to what's hip and what's happening
Men - A Christmas Story by Asa Baber
Women - The Vulnerable Man Syndrome by Cynthia Heimel
The Playboy Advisor
Dear Playmates - Is sexual fidelity important to you and can it be achieved in a relationship?
The Playboy Forum - a continuing dialogue on contemporary issues between playboy and its readers
The Desexing Of America (article) by Craig Vetter -  Illustrated by Marvin Mattelson
Notes Of A Fallen Fan (article) by David Halberstam
Playboy's Christmas Gift Guide (gifts)
Devlin's Wake (fiction) by George V. Higgins, Illustrated by Mel Odom
The Cane Mutiny (drink) by Emmanuel Greenberg with photography by David Mecey
The Curse Of Lono (article)  by Hunter S. Thompson, Illustrated by John Kurtz
Remnants (fiction) by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Illustrated by Irving Petlar
Playboy's Christmas Cards (verse) by Tom Koch
Let's Party! (attire) by Hollis Wayne with  photography by Uli Rose
One Brief Shining Moment (article) by William Manchester
Playboy's Playboy Party Jokes (humor) with LeRoy Neiman's Femlin
Choice Cartoons Of Christmas Past (humor)
Quarterly Reports: Great Plays (article) by Andrew Tobias
Don't You Know There's A War On? (fiction) by Donald E. Westlake, Illustrated by Ron Villan
Philip Garner's Better Loving Catalog (humor) by Philip Garner
A Personal Computer Christmas (article) by Peter A. McWilliams
Bernard And Huey (satire) by Jules Feiffer
Playboy's College Basketball Preview (sports) by Anson Mount
The Latest From London (ribald classic)
Little Annie Fanny's Workout Show by Kurtzman, Elder and Downs
Playboy Funnies (humor)
Playboy Guide: Electronic Entertainment
Playboy On The Scene - what's happening, where it's happening and who's making it happen
Playboy Potpourri - people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
Grapevine Carlene Carter, Fay Wray, Jack Lemmon, Marshall Crenshaw, The Wet Girls: Michele & Sheryl, Marguerite
Patricia Farinelli Miss December 1981 appears in a double page advert for Playboy subscription.
Joan Collins appears in a pictorial in the March 1969 issue and is interviewed for the April 1984 issue.
A bumper 332 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.