Playboy's January 1980 issue offers a blend of revealing interviews, fascinating articles, and captivating pictorials, providing a glimpse into the year and decade ahead.
The issue kicks off with an interview with Steve Martin, who gives insight into his comic psychology and the comedians he admires. The magazine then delves into the San Francisco experience, shedding light on the gay scene and its impact on straight residents. The pictorial essay presents Playboy's Pajama Parties at the Playboy Mansion West, offering a voyeuristic view into late-night activities. A preview of Roald Dahl's upcoming novel "My Uncle Oswald" provides a dose of whimsy.
The issue further offers food and drink recommendations for a post-New Year's party, a glimpse into the making of the "Star Trek" movie, financial advice for the new year, and a series of articles by Alvin Toffler and Richard Rhodes on what to expect in the Eighties.
Look for this issue in vintage magazine stores or on online platforms specializing in old and collector's magazines.