The January 1955 issue of Playboy welcomes the new year with an eclectic mix of content. Featuring Ray Bradbury’s “The Concrete Mixer” as fiction and an analytical piece on West Coast Jazz, the magazine engages its readers right from the start. "Carnival" by Erskine Caldwell and "The Ears of Johnny Bear" by John Steinbeck add to the fiction collection. This issue includes a guide on concocting drinks in “Playboy at the Punch Bowl”, a glimpse into the life in "Babylon, U.S.A." through pictorials, and the humor section “Playboy’s Party Jokes.” Miss January takes the spotlight as Playboy's Playmate of the Month. The issue also features ribald verse, humor in "The Stag at Eve", insights into theatre with “Santa’s Baby is Back on Broadway”, and a style guide for men in "The Well Dressed Playboy".
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