Playboy Magazine, January 1969 Issue

July 6, 2023 in PlayBoy 60s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, January 1969 Issue

The January 1969 issue of Playboy Magazine marks a special celebration of 15 years in publishing and features an array of articles, interviews, pictorials, and humor.

Highlights include:

  • "The Decent Society" - Prominent figures such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, Charles Percy, John Lindsay, Harvey Cox, Kenneth Tynan, Edward P. Morgan, and Ted Sorensen share their visions of what makes a society decent.
  • "Playboy's Playmate Review" - A compilation of Playboy’s Playmates.
  • Martin Luther King’s final testament on human justice, with additional insights from Budd Schulberg and Arthur Schlesinger on Robert Kennedy.
  • An exclusive interview with the renowned actor Lee Marvin.
  • "Kookie Predictions for the Year Ahead" - Playboy polls prophets for their predictions for the year ahead.
  • A pictorial featuring cinema sex stars of the 1960s.
  • A never-before-published ribald tale by Edwardian biographer Lytton Strachey.
  • Humorist Art Buchwald’s take on how Playboy has changed America.
  • A portfolio of erotic Japanese woodcuts representing the twelve months of the year, with an introduction by Henry Miller.
  • P.G. Wodehouse on the lost art of domestic service.
  • A feature on an out-of-this-world futuristic costume party, along with tips on how to organize your own.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at the new TV series "Playboy After Dark".
  • Leroy Neiman’s coverage of the Russian Ballets.
  • Fiction by Sean O'Faolain, Frederik Pohl, Robert Coover, and Francis Clifford.
  • A guide on last-minute Christmas gifts.

As with the other vintage issues, it might be possible to find this issue in vintage magazine stores, online platforms like eBay, or websites specializing in classic publications. Digital formats might also be available.

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