Playboy Magazine, July 1979

July 11, 2023 in PlayBoy 70s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, July 1979

Playboy Magazine's July 1979 issue continues the tradition of offering a plethora of exciting and informative content across diverse areas of interest.

The issue opens with an in-depth interview with Joseph Wambaugh, the former cop turned best-selling author and upcoming movie mogul. Wambaugh discusses his battles with major Hollywood studios, his unique approach to filmmaking, and his journey from police beat to stardom.

Priest and syndicated columnist Andrew M. Greeley takes readers inside the Vatican for a behind-the-scenes look at a papal election in his article, "The Making of a Pope". This eye-opening piece offers an intriguing glimpse into the sacred selection process.

Known for his idiosyncratic humor, Shel Silverstein presents "The Perfect High or The Quest of Gimmesome Roy", a unique tale about Boba Fats, a man so large he seems insurmountable.

The magazine also includes a pictorial featuring newlyweds Jimmy Connors and Patti McGuire, exploring the contrasts between love on the tennis court and in marital life.

"The Lesser of Two Evils", a fiction piece by Philip Jose Farmer, humorously examines the effects of alcohol on one's perception of beauty.

The issue further includes a style guide for perfect summer sailing attire, a fiction piece by Joe Haldeman titled "Blood Sisters", an article criticizing physicians' knowledge of sex, and a listing of the top baseball managers' picks for clutch players.

For fans of the James Bond franchise, the issue offers a sneak preview of the film "Moonraker", showcasing the master agent's latest adventures and companions. Rounding out the issue is a ribald classic, "The Baker of Yesilkoy".

Look for this issue in vintage magazine stores or on online platforms specializing in old and collector's magazines.

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