Henny who? Our 25th-anniversary Playmate, Candy Loving, breaks up as host Hef gags it up for the assembled troops. (For more on Candy, see page 140.)
Among those hobnobbing at the anniversary event were (above left, from left) Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., Tony Curtis and agent extraordinaire Irving "Swifty" Lazar; (above right) Norman (The Ropers, Three's Company, 87th Precinct) Fell and his wife, visiting the buffet table. Below, the irrepressible Chevy Chase trades quips with Caan, who made a rare TV appearance in honor of his longtime buddy, Hef.
600 Guests Bid Playboy a Happy Anniversary
Some 600 guests flocked to Playboy Mansion West for a gala 25th-anniversary party, taped for our special telecast on ABC-TV. Cohost of the event, with Hugh M. Hefner and Tony Curtis, was James Caan (below, with our 1979 Playmate of the Year, Monique St. Pierre, wearing the $7000 official gown specially designed for her by Hollywood's Bob Mackie--whose television costumes for Cher revealed a great deal of her talent.
Above, Watergate principal John Dean, a 1975 interview subject, and wife, Maureen, visit with Hef; below, 1973 Playmate of the Year Marilyn Cole, accompanied by her steady escort, Baron Stephen Bentinck, pays her respects to Hefner.
Cadets Spoof Playboy
Now that the long gray line has a few curves in it, it wasn't surprising that the West Pointers' humor magazine took on a new look and a new title this year. Love that new Army!
Gail and O.J. Sole Mates at Shoe Fair
Acme Boots' John Rimsky was well heeled, celebritywise, at the National Shoe Fair in New York (above). On hand were grid star--actor O. J. Simpson and Playmate Gail Stanton.
Clint Turns Monique Every which Way but Loose
Playmate of the Year Monique St. Pierre took her own sunshine to Sun Valley, Idaho, for the United States Ski Team Celebrity Invitational at Elkhorn Village. Actor Clint Eastwood (number 102, below) managed a collision with Monique before they reached the slopes.
London Bunny Hops to Films
Ex--London Bunny Anika Pavel has struck gold in the movie business. She follows parts in The Spy Who Loved Me and The Greek Tycoon with a co-starring role in The Golden Lady from Target International Pictures (below right). The Czechoslovakian beauty is a swimming champ, a successful model and an expert parachutist.
Sporting Gestures at Mansion West
Now, that's what we call carrying the torch! Curvaceous USC coed Nancy Amons holds the Olympic-style flame aloft as she streaks across the grounds of Playboy Mansion West to open festivities for Hef's 53rd birthday party, billed as Hugh Hefner's First (& Last) Birthday Olympics. Among the day's events: foot races, obstacle courses, high jumps.
Recruited from the ranks of the Los Angeles Rams' cheerleaders, several Embraceable Ewes appear above as the Embraceable Hugh's, strutting their stuff with pompons. Below, members of UCLA marching band, assembled on the grounds, play--what else?--Happy Birthday to Hugh.
Miss April 1979, the diminutive Missy Cleveland, digs in for a tug of war, aided by the Easter rabbit and friends.
The birthday boy (left), suitably beribboned, expresses his thanks for all the attention, including a medal presentation (above) featuring (from left) songwriter Carol Connors, Muffy Durham and June 1975 Playmate Azizi Johari.