Playboy's December 1971 Gala Christmas issue boasts an impressive line-up of contributors and content. It features a wry entertainment piece by Vladimir Nabokov and an article by Bruce Jay Friedman on the state of sensuality in the city.
There's an exclusive interview with film director Roman Polanski, and a novelette by the visionary Arthur C. Clarke. The issue also explores the mysterious life of Howard Hughes, and celebrates Sean Connery's return as James Bond. Moreover, it showcases erotic photographs by top photographers and includes contributions from notable figures such as Herbert Gold, Allan Sherman, Richard Hooker, Calvin Trillin, Dan Greenburg, and Alan Harrington.
This issue might be of interest to collectors and those curious about pop culture and societal perspectives during the early 1970s. Vintage magazine stores or online platforms may have copies of this issue for purchase.