This Valentine's Day, a Dutch treat: cover model Daphne Deckers, the latest Bond girl to pack heat in a steely Playboy pictorial. Bart Van Leeuwen photographed the beauty who, thanks to a TV gig in Holland, is more famous than Queen Beatrix. With a role in the 18th Bond flick, Tomorrow Never Dies, the pouty blonde promises to be hotter than tulips. When it comes to Bond, nobody does it better than Lee Pfeiffer, co-author of The Incredible World of 007. Here, in Bond's Little Black Book, Pfeiffer delivers a white paper on our favorite facts (Dom Pérignon must be chilled below 38 degrees Fahrenheit), figures (Pussy Galore and Plenty O'Toole) and Q tips (Bond had a submarine in the shape of an alligator). Then it's from Germany with love. Tomorrow's psychotic enforcer, Götz Otto, weaves his way through Out of Bondage--a sexy, spy-crazy fashion spread. It will help you look dangerous in tuxedos or trousers.
New cinematic sensation Paul Thomas Anderson has an oversize hit on his hands with Boogie Nights, his ode to the golden age of adult films. It's a pants'-eye view of the impressive rise, rise, rise and fall of endowed porn star Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg). Contributing Editor David Rensin met with Anderson for 20 Questions in which the director sends a Valentine's Day kiss to porn star Veronica Hart but is less kind when it comes to his mother. He also says Warren Beatty wanted Wahlberg's part. (And maybe one day he'll get it--it's actually a 13-inch prosthesis.) Speaking of funny bones, Conan O'Brien has been tickling ours since he took over David Letterman's old Late Night slot. Now that the rest of the world has caught on to his humor and his ratings are soaring, we asked him to sit for a hilarious Playboy Interview with Contributing Editor Kevin Cook. You can tell Conan's from Harvard--he's as funny in print as he is in person.
In the Fifties a comedian like O'Brien would have been clapped into jail. It was a time of extreme conformity and repression. On TV no one had sex; in real life the country coped with Red Menace hysteria, Senate witch-hunts and government studies on "sexual deviants." Thankfully, there was a man named Hefner who, in his new magazine, celebrated sex and a lot of other manly urges. The tale is in James R. Petersen'sSomething Cool--the sixth installment of Playboys History of the Sexual Revolution (illustrated by Tim O'Brien). Forty-plus years later, it's OK for a woman to accept a man's advances--and to initiate a few moves of her own. The tough part is trying to figure out when she'll do what we're praying for. We asked Alison Lundgren and Tracey Pepper to poll the distaff side for the article Why Women Say Yes (Guy Billout did the artwork). As their results make plain, if you aren't a musician or a bartender, you'd better enter the sensitivity sweepstakes. Then join the millions of fans of Playboy TV's Night Calls and pick up some sex tips from Doria and Juli Ashton. (It airs on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 11 P.M. Eastern time.) During the day, you can turn to Couch Tomatoes, our pictorial of the cable-ready ladies.
Jimmy Buffett is a franchise player. As Contributing Editor David Standish relates in The CEO of Margaritaville, Buffett has a fan base of Parrotheads who fill his Margaritaville bars and buy his best-selling books. His music has become a lifestyle. Read the piece and learn how to sign on. For another escape try the short story Down in the Bahamas by Paul Brodeur. Join his protagonist, Faustman, for tan women, white beaches and a lot of bonefishing. (Gary Kelley did the illustration.) Then zoom into the sunset with Playmate Julia Schultz in a pictorial by Contributing Photographer Arny Freytag. Miss February's dad was a Hell's Angel. Vroom!
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