Playboy Magazine, January 1981

July 12, 2023 in PlayBoy 80s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, January 1981

The January 1981 issue of Playboy magazine offers a unique mix of in-depth interviews, insightful articles, engaging fiction, and visually pleasing pictorials.

Opening with an intimate conversation, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, after a five-year media retreat, reveal details about their life, love, and music in an unusually candid interview.

Johnny Greene's article on the new moral right delves into the rise of right-wing groups receiving support from conservative evangelists, while George McGovern's opinion piece discusses the persistent pressure from the right on liberal Senators.

A pictorial essay on Barbara Bach, the Band beauty, adds visual appeal to the issue, and poses the question if she and Beatle Ringo Starr can harmonize off-screen.

In the realm of fiction, readers are treated to a special adaptation from the fourth Dune novel by Frank Herbert, "God Emperor of Dune", along with a heartfelt short story "Heart Transplant" by Ray Bradbury.

Stephen King's article on horror movies delves into our fascination with onscreen terror and how it relates to our own fantasies. Michael Korda offers a guide to navigating sexual office politics in the 80s.

In other features, the magazine provides last-minute gift ideas for the holidays, showcases fashion trends for the 80s, and introduces the Playmate of the Month, Karen Price. In addition, it presents a sneak peek of the new Flash Gordon film, and offers investment tips for music stars.

Whether you're seeking captivating interviews, thought-provoking articles, or entertaining pictorials, this issue is a must-read.

This vintage magazine is a fascinating read for enthusiasts and collectors, available in specialty magazine stores or online platforms for old magazines.

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