Playboy Magazine, May 1979

July 11, 2023 in PlayBoy 70s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, May 1979

Playboy Magazine's May 1979 issue offers readers an eclectic mix of interviews, literature, memoirs, and lifestyle articles.

In a revealing interview, composer-performer Wendy/Walter Carlos opens up about the unique case of transsexualism. As a pioneer of synthesizer music and known for "Switched-On Bach," Carlos underwent sex-change operations seven years prior, kept hidden until this candid conversation.

Internationally acclaimed author Paul Theroux contributes a fascinating piece of fiction titled "White Lies," exploring complex cultural dynamics and personal afflictions in the context of African relationships.

This issue also delves into the private life of legendary star Marilyn Monroe. In a memoir by Lena Pepitone and William Stadiem, Monroe is depicted through the eyes of her personal maid and seamstress, offering a stark contrast between her public image and her personal reality.

The magazine features a captivating pictorial by photographer Ken Marcus. With five years of contributions to Playboy, Marcus presents his favorite portraits of beautiful women.

The world of professional sports is also under the spotlight, with a thoughtful article by Roger Kahn. Kahn examines the struggles and resilience of pro athletes past their prime, shedding light on a less celebrated facet of the sporting world.

As with every Playboy issue, the May 1979 edition is packed with an array of literary contributions, humor, lifestyle features, and more, providing readers with engaging content that captures the zeitgeist of the late '70s.

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

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