With This Twelfth Anniversary-Holiday issue, heralded by our die-cut pictureframe cover, we celebrate a dozen unparalleled editorial years whose chronicle is a success story without equal in the publishing field. We are now selling well over 3,250,000 copies a month; our ancillary operations--from the Playboy Clubs and Playboy Products to Playboy Press and the Playboy Model Agency--strongly echo the achievements of the magazine.
Playboy, January, 1966, Vol. 13, No. 1, Published Monthly by HMH Publishing Co. Inc., In National and Regional Editions Playboy Building, 232 E. Ohio St., Chicago, Ill. 60611. Second Class Postage Paid At Chicago, Illinois, And At Additional Mailing Offices. Subscriptions: In The U.S., 58 For One Year.
Playboy, January 1966 vol. 13, No. 1 Published Monthly by HMH Publishing Company Inc. Playboy Building. 232 E. Ohio. St., Chicago, Illinois 60611 Subscriptions: In the U.S. Its Possessions. The Pan American Union and Canada, $20 for Three Years. $15 For two Years. $8 For one year Elsewhere add $4.60 Per Year For Foreign Postage Allow 30 Days For New Subscriptions and Renewals Change of Address: Send both old and New Addresses To Playboy 232 E. Ohio St., Chicago Illinois 50611, And Allow 30 Days for Change Advertising: Howard W. Lederer. Advertising Director Jules Kase, Associate Advertising Manager, 405 Park Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10022, MU 8-3030. Joseph Fall. Advertising Manager: Sherman Keats. Chicago Manager, 155 E. Ohio Street, Chicago. Ill. 60611. MI 2-1000 Detroit, Joseph Guenther, Manager, 2990 West Grand Boulevard, TR 5-7250: Los Angeles, Stanley L. Perkins: Manager, 8721 Beverly Boulevaro, OL 2-8790; San Francisco Robert E. Stephens. Manager, 110 Sutter Street. YU 2-7994; Southeastern Representative, Pirnie & Brown, 310B Piedmont Road, N. E., Atlanta, GA 30305, 233-6729.
As a New Year's public service, and for the edification of ex-boy scouts and other nature lovers among our readers, we pass along the following letter, which we received the other day from Jean Shepherd, winner of our 1965 award for humor and satire (see this month's Playbill):
The Resort of royalty, Cascais, Portugal, is an excellent gateway for an early spring tour of Europe. An easy drive from its airport (and to the casino at Estoril). Cascais is a cluster of pastel villas gleaming in the sun with florid vines wreathing stone walls. Although the town was once known only to an expatriate group of Americans, the fishing boats in her sunny harbor have been joined recently by the yachts of kings and former kings. You'll likely find visitors and resident royalty at Fim do Mundo, one of Portugal's great seaport dinner. In the glare of spotlights, drawing iridescence from dolphin and eel and sardine, shouting bidders vie for the rectangular baskets and boxes brought in by the fishing boats with rakishly upcurving bows and sterns.
Clockwise from three o'clock: Four-track stereo tape recorder with matched speakers, power amplifiers, and preamplifiers, by Tandberg, $449.50. Walnut console cabinet with black inlay and compartments for a full-range hi-fi rig, by Barzilay, $305. Top-grain-cowhide suitcase with three individual outside sections, $150, and separate club bag, $26, both by Harrison Leather. Four-inch TV with rechargeable batteries, by Sony, $149.25. An assortment of stereo records, clockwise from noon: Miles Davis/ E.S.P., Columbia Records, $4.79. Playboy Presents Johnny Janis/Once in a Blue Moon, Monument Records, $4.98. The Sixth Book of Madrigals by Monteverdi, RCA Victor, $9.58. The Five Piano Concertos of Beethoven played by Leon Fleisher, Epic Records, $19.16. The Complete Concerti for Harpsichord and Orchestra by Bach, Nonesuch Records, $12.50. Laminated, all-maple mandolin, by Kay, $29.95. French chrome soda siphon, from Hammacher Schlemmer, $59.95. Danish meat-carving board of inlaid teak rectangles, from Bonniers, $37.50. A trio of new books for after-hours pleasure: The Twelfth Anniversary Playboy Reader, edited by Hugh M. Hefner, $9.95. How to Talk Dirty and Influence People, by Lenny Bruce, $5. How to Be Rich, by J. Paul Getty, $5, at all bookstores or from Playboy Press. Four-foot revolving teakwood bookcase, from George Tanier, $205. Alpaca cardigan with suede front, by David Church, $55. Danish teakwood wall valet folds flat to the wall, from Georg Jensen of New York, $42. Long-haired Canadian beaver hat with removable band, by Dobbs, $30. Eight-day jeweler's metal 11-jewel Swiss striking clock, from C. D. Peacock, $190.
Greetings of the Season! and Up and Away to Another Adventure with a Hoop and a Halloo and a Dash and a Prance and a Slide and a Fall and a Get Up Again! ... Dusk in the City ... The Streets are at Their Liveliest! - Busy Traffic -- Busy Shops -- Busy Last-Minute Shoppers! But the Real Action is not Down There in the Streets, but High Up Above, Where Santa is Speeding Through the Night -