This edition of Playboy Magazine for August 1982 promises a blend of insightful conversations, political exposé, engaging pictorials, and imaginative fiction.
The issue kicks off with a candid interview with Akio Morita, the Japanese tycoon behind the Sony Corporation. He talks about his corporate journey, the challenges of international competition, and the unforeseen repercussions of innovation. This feature provides readers with a unique perspective into the mind of one of the world's most influential businessmen.
In a revealing article, Roger Morris delves into the intricate and surprising journey of Alexander Haig, the US Secretary of State at the time. This piece reveals how Haig navigated through both the Vietnam disaster and the Watergate scandal, presenting readers with a detailed insight into the political landscape of that era.
Playboy's pictorial essay features the captivating Marilyn Michaels, known for her multiple impersonations. This visual treat showcases Michaels' chameleon-like talent in a series of impressively diverse portraits.
Finally, the issue includes an imaginative piece of fiction by Robert Silverberg. "At the Conglomeroid Cocktail Party" takes readers on a whimsical journey with a five-breasted, sail-finned debutante and an out-of-touch character named Old Sandalphon, setting the scene for an intriguing and entertaining story.
The August 1982 edition of Playboy Magazine offers a mix of political insights, candid conversations, delightful pictorials, and captivating fiction. Available at vintage magazine stores and selected online platforms.