Playboy's July 1980 issue is an eclectic mix of candid interviews, compelling fiction, lifestyle pieces, and insightful travel guides.
This issue features an interview with Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon winner. Jenner discusses the proposed boycott of the Olympic games in Moscow, his promotion with Wheaties, his failing marriage, and the joys and sorrows of success.
The issue also includes a piece of fiction by Walter Tevis titled "The Apotheosis of Myra". This captivating story set on a strange planet involves a man who murders his wife and finds himself in a world of trouble.
The magazine takes a deep dive into the world of solar power, especially relevant in the summer season, and explores the culture of sunbathing and beach life from Montauk to Malibu.
Jacques Morali, the man who invented the Village People, is profiled in this issue. Morali is changing his beat from 120 thumps per minute to 24 frames per second.
Finally, Stephen Birnbaum provides a travel guide to Hawaii's hidden treasures. He suggests that once you get away from the crowded tourist paths of Honolulu, you will find some of the world's most beautiful sceneries in our Pacific Ocean state.
This vintage magazine is a fascinating read for enthusiasts and collectors, available in specialty magazine stores or online platforms for old magazines.