Playboy Magazine November 1978COVER STORY
Volume 25 Issue # 11
Surprise! The shy young lady is this month's Playmate, Monique St. Pierre. Executive
Art Director Tom Staebler designed and photographed the cover, which was originally
conceived by Corporate Art Director Arthur Paul. The sunglasses belong to Contributing
Photographer Bill Arsenault; they never looked so good.
9 THE WORLD OF PLAYBOY
19 DEAR PLAYBOY
29 PLAYBOY AFTER HOURS
Austin's Marcia Ball hits Manhattan; Shel Silverstein does it again.
40 MOVIE ESSAY
Frodo lives, and Ralph (Fritz the Cat) Bakshi's got him.
Surprise: Farrah, in her first major movie role, is terrific.
At last, a rejoinder to Korda and Ringer: Upward Nobility.
52 COMING ATTRACTIONS
Cosby and Pryor mix it up onscreen for Simon's California Suite.
55 THE PLAYBOY ADVISOR
61 PLAYBOY SEX POLL HOWARD SMITH
This month's question: Has the women's lib movement improved your sex life?
65 THE PLAYBOY FORUM
79 PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: GERALDO RIVERA—candid conversation
America's most fiery television journalist talks about his private life—and
offers his outspoken opinions on everything from street junk to TV junk.
124 PERFECT MATCH—fiction BARBARA ROCHELLE
The beauty of a fire depends on who's watching it ... and who's being burned.
128 TAKE A BELT—attire
Eight ways to beautify your waistline without losing weight.
131 BUNNIES OF '78—pictorial
Another batch of beauties from Playboy Clubs around the world.
140 THE HOFFA WARS—article DAN E. MOLDEA
An exclusive account that solves the who, how and why of Jimmy Hoffa's murder,
including startling new evidence that zeroes in on the CIA, the Mob and the plots
to kill Castro.
146 TORTOISE WINS AGAIN—modern living
Wonderful ways to get the tortoise-shell look without shucking a turtle.
148 UNIQUE MONIQUE—playboy's playmate of the month
Monique St. Pierre is a perfect blend of German and French, but when it comes
to loving, she's an all-American.
160 PLAYBOY'S PARTY JOKES—humor
162 THE GREAT SIXTIES QUIZ DAN CARLINSKY
If when someone says, "Ho, ho, ho," you think of Santa Claus instead
of Ho Chi Minh, it could mean you were out of touch with the past decade.
165 SOUND BASES—modern living
If you have Stravinsky ears and a Meatloaf pocketbook, here are a few relatively
painless ways to increase your listening pleasure.
168 FALLING ANGEL—fiction WILLIAM HJORTSBERG
The conclusion of a tale of murder, voodoo and the ultimate evil.
172 REVERSE GEAR—attire DAVID PLATT
You can buy ten jackets for the cost of five and still be in top fashion.
176 HIGH ON THE HILL—article LOIS ROMANO and KEN CUMMINS
One of the 16,000,000 Americans who smoke pot might be your Congressman. Is that
what they mean by grass-roots politics?
180 SEX IN CINEMA-1978—article ARTHUR KNIGHT
It was a year for female sexuality—even among pubescent girls.
193 THE WIFE WHO CAME BACK—ribald classic
197 GROWING POOR BY DEGREES—opinion BEN STEIN
Or, as many a college grad has asked: If I'm so smart, why ain't I rich?
199 PLAYBOY'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW—sports .. ANSON MOUNT
Our choices for the teams to beat on the undergrad circuit.
204 PLAYBOY FUNNIES—humor
211 PLAYBOY'S PIPELINE
Man & woman, car insurance, faraway islands and Big Brother and you.
264 PLAYBOY POTPOURRI
305 PLAYBOY ON THE SCENE
Gadgets, fake-fur fashiois, enhanced music.