The Evening-Gloved caller at our rabbit-escutcheoned portal on this month's cover has but to knock and it shall be opened to her. Both she and you are invited to explore the great indoors of the posh new Playboy Town House, our modishly swinging manse for the male of independent ways and means. Blending the convenience of the metropolitan milieu with the expansiveness of an exurban retreat, this opulent four-story abode affords its owner all the appurtenances of modern living in an atmosphere of unhurried serenity and traditionally accented contemporary decor. Join us on our nine-page housewarming tour from carport to sun deck -- rendered with elegance by architectural illustrator Humen Tan from the original designs of Chicago architect R. Donald Jaye, who has previously blueprinted both the Playboy Office Building and The Kitchenless Kitchen (Playboy, October 1959). Then turn to the climactic conclusion of The Wonderful Clouds, a condensation of the new novel by Françoise Sagan, France's consummate chronicler of ennui and eroticism among the international set, as she resolves the subtle torment of a young couple seeking self-knowledge and a rediscovered union. Ken W. Purdy tops our short-story lineup with For the Rich They Sing -- Sometimes, a hauntingly ironic tale of love at second sight. J. Paul Getty, our Consulting Editor on Business and Finance, reveals What Makes an Executive? with a sapient delineation of the criteria by which an aspiring captain of industry may gauge his chances for advancement. And Ben Hecht continues his Playboy memoirs of an early career as a Chicago reporter with Queen Dido, the vividly etched portrait of a dream-driven night-club singer whose vision of fulfillment turns to dark despair beneath a hangman's noose. Debuting in this issue: Fortune regular Spencer Klaw with an eye-opening exposition of The Master Swindlers, a hall of ill-famed bunko artists in the hundred-grand manner; science-fictionaut William Sambrot with Control Somnambule, a suspenseful spaceflight-of-fancy revolving around interplanetary abduction and detection; and novelist Harry Mark Petrakis with The Miracle, a touching evocation of empathy between a death-wishing priest and a dying reprobate. Manifesting his accustomed sicker-than-thou attitude, Playboy cartoonist Howard Shoemaker proves we've nursed a viper to our breast with a snakepit full of facetious serpents. With The Bonapartes Are Phffft! join satirist Larry Siegel on a tongue-in-cheek tour through history as reported by a gaggle of gossip columnists. Thrill to The Villain Still Pursues Her, our latest chapter in the saga of Hartog Shirts' girl-garnished ad campaign, as a bevy of distressed damsels plug the product en déshabillé. Climb aboard for Fashion Director Robert L. Green's Ship to Shore logging of maritimely cruisewear, trimly limned by Ben Denison. Then lamp a Valentine Revisited by popular mandate: champagne-tressed Cynthia Maddox, the fetching February cover girl who adorns our Chicago offices as receptionist-secretary. And finally survey the shipshape rigging of Marya Carter, who gives the sun season a splashy send-off as our water-spritely Miss May.