Everyone knows That the quickest way to a woman's heart is through the local jewelry store. To paraphrase a famous saying: Carats are a Rabbit's best friend. There are 1.16 of them in the diamond-studded platinum pendant designed by Oscar Heyman of New York. Pete Turner photographed the cover with model Lena Kansbod (designed by Mr. and Mrs. Kansbod of Sweden).
11 DEAR PLAYBOY
21 PLAYBOY AFTER HOURS
The Last Tycoon, Welcome to L.A., Voyage of the Damned reviewed.
Gloria Emerson on Vietnam; John Dean on John Dean.
Thoughts on the Stevie Wonder package; a look at the Porgy and Bess craze.
Roots due for marathon; Upstairs, Downstairs bows out gracefully.
You, too, can learn about cross-country skiing—and dog-sled driving.
36 THE DOOMSDAY ARMY MICHAEL LEDEEN
Our author stitches together all the evidence available and comes to the scary
conclusion that there is, indeed, a well-financed army of terrorists.
37 WHAT, ME CRY? BRIAN VACHON
The trials and tribulations of a grown man learning how to cry.
39 THE PLAYBOY ADVISOR
47 PLAYBOY SEX POLL . . . HOWARD SMITH and BRIAN VAN DER HORST
A new monthly feature in which our roving pollsters survey changing sexual attitudes
51 THE PLAYBOY FORUM
61 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: KEITH STROUP—candid conversation
The founder and national director of the National Organization for the Reform
of Marijuana Laws (NORML) talks about drugs, drug-related legal hassles and his
adventures, both political and personal, in trying to change America's criminal
72 THE POSTCELLULOID TRISTESSE OF Raquel Welch—personality O'CONNELL DRISCOLL
An offcamera look at the great sex symbol—a profile of a very human Raquel.
76 THE TROLLS OF GOD—fiction JAMES POWELL
Welch Rarebit P. 72 What happens when a monastery fields a football team.
79 THE LOVE FEAST—pictorial
A man and a maid indulge their appetites.
84 CRAZY JOE MUST DIE!—article PAUL S. MESKIL
An all-too-real version of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, about how the
hit on Joey Gallo was planned, bungled and finally executed.
87 HAIR TODAY—grooming CHARLES HIX
Everything you always wanted to know about the care and maintenance of hair.
92 STAR-STRUCK—playboy's playmate of the month
Miss Stowe's first name is Star and it couldn't be more appropriate.
104 PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES—humor
106 A VERY QUIET HORROR—article TAD SZULC
Before he was assassinated, ex—Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier
talked about the torture camps that now exist in his country. Here's an exclusive
account of the Gulags of the Western Hemisphere.
109 ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE—attire DAVID PLATT
A look at the latest and choicest in leather and suede.
115 GARP'S NIGHT OUT—fiction JOHN IRVING
The wry adventures of the son of Jenny and the Ball-Turret Gunner, in which a
randy neighbor lady gives our hero a hard time in more ways than one.
116 BLACK IS THE COLOR—modern living
Everything from cigarette lighters to stereo speakers—in basic you know
118 THE MOTEL TAPES—part two of a new book MIKE MC GRADY
More carryings-on behind closed doors.
121 PLAYBOY'S PLAYMATE PREVIEW—pictorial
A look at some of the candidates for centerfold status.
129 THE BOOK OF COASTS—humor MARSHALL BRICKMAN
A Biblical recasting of the New York City—Los Angeles rivalry.
131 ENGLISH MUSIC-HALL BALLADS—ribald classic
132 THE YEAR IN SEX—pictorial
Inaugurating a new feature in which the editors compile an illustrated report
on the progress and pitfalls of the sexual revolution.
143 KAPLAN'S PHALLUSIES—humor ERVIN L. KAPLAN
168 PLAYBOY POTPOURRI
193 PLAYBOY ON THE SCENE
Up-to-the-minute ,flashes on what's happening, where, how and with whom.