Playboy Magazine, August 1980

July 12, 2023 in PlayBoy 80s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, August 1980

Playboy's August 1980 issue brings together a range of candid interviews, fiction, pictorials, and thought-provoking articles.

The highlight of this issue is the interview with Nobel Prize-winning scientist William Shockley. Known for his controversial and inflammatory theories on racial superiority and genetic social engineering, his candid conversation is likely to spark intense debate among readers.

The issue includes a piece of fiction by Erica Jong titled "Fanny, Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones". The tale follows an orphaned heroine who attempts to protect her virginity from several adversarial figures.

Bo Derek returns for a pictorial, showcasing her beauty in 12 pages of radiant color, captured by her husband John's photography.

Political enthusiasts will appreciate Robert Scheer's article "The Reagan Question," which offers a deep dive into the life and politics of the likely Republican nomination contender.

Music lovers will enjoy John Eskow's feature on the Doobie Brothers. Despite their origins as a hard-rocking motorcycle band, they are now organizing golf tournaments, winning Grammys, and waxing nostalgic.

The issue also presents fashion insights for boating enthusiasts, an article by Harry Stein on the "Ten Kinds of Women to Avoid at All Costs," and a pictorial featuring the girls of Hawaii.

As always, this vintage Playboy magazine provides a rich blend of entertainment, lifestyle advice, and intriguing conversations. It's available for purchase on various online platforms and specialty magazine stores.

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