Playboy Magazine, September 1976

July 10, 2023 in PlayBoy 70s by Wyatt Earp

Playboy Magazine, September 1976

The September 1976 issue of Playboy Magazine starts with reviews of films including "Harry and Walter", David Bowie's film debut, and a critique of Neil Simon's work, providing readers with a flavor of the cinematic world of the time.

A visit to "The Midgets' Club" offers a unique dining and drinking experience, catering to those with a taste for the unusual. The music section delivers a diversified spread, featuring Bob Marley and the Wailers, Savoy reissues, the controversial Runaways, a tribute to Duke Ellington, and a fresh perspective on discos.

The issue features a candid conversation with rock sensation and nascent movie star David Bowie. He talks about his new film "The Man Who Fell to Earth", his fluctuating image, his take on the music industry, drugs, and the complexities of sexuality.

In a groundbreaking article "The Puppet and the Puppetmasters", the authors Larry DuBois and Laurence Gonzales expose how Howard Hughes's empire turned into a massive covert intelligence front. The piece also delves into how Hughes 'purchased' a U.S. President and the consequent fallout leading to Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall.

The issue offers a DIY "turned-on press-on" that readers can iron onto their favorite t-shirts. Lastly, the edition concludes with a pictorial treat by photographer Helmut Newton, showcasing his unique take on female form, which would surely have left Sir Isaac Newton amazed.

Copies of this issue may be available from vintage magazine stores or online platforms.

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