July 1998 Playboy Magazine

Description

Lisa Dergan; Karen Mcdougal Cover and Playmate of the Year; Helmut Newton Girls.

Quick Facts

Cover: Karen Mcdougal
Playmate: Lisa Dergan
Pages:188

Pictorials

Karen McDougal – Playmate of the Year (PMOY); The Newton Girls- 6 pages of photos byHelmut Newton.

Features

This magazine feature includes –

– Playbill
-Dear Playboy
-Playboy After Hours – a guy’s guide to what’s hip and what’s happening
-Raw Data, Movies, Video, Music, Wired, Books, Health & Fitness
-Men – Blind Date Hell by Asa Baber, illustrated by Tim Bower
-Women – Who Wants To Get Laid by Cynthia Heimel, illustrated by Gregory Miller
-Money Matters – High-Income Inflation by Christopher Byron, illustrated by Robert Myers
-Mantrack – hey . . . it’s personal
-The Playboy Advisor, illustrated by Istvan Banyai
-The Playboy Forum – the continuing dialogue between playboy and its readers
– What’s It Worth? by Stephanie Goldberg
– Sporting Proposition by Bob Weider
– Sweet Liberty by Ted C. Fisher
-Talking Sex by David Steinberg
– Magic Johnson (article) by Scott Howard-Cooper
– The Facts Of Death (fiction) by Raymond Benson, illustrated by Phil Hale
– Swimsuits (fashion) by Hollis Wayne with photography by Chuck Baker
– Get Lost (electronics) with photography by James Imbrogno
– Speed Seduction (article) by Peter Alson, illustrated by Polly Becker
– Playboy Party Jokes (humor) With Leroy Neiman’s Femlin
-Rock’s Book Of Love (advice) by Gavin Edwards, illustrated by Istvan Banyai
– Secrets Of The Swing (modern living) by Larry Olmsted with photography by James Imbrogno
-Little Blue Miracle (article) by Carl Sherman
– “Put Mr. Spielberg On Hold” (article) by Steve Pond, illustrated by Steve Boswick
– Playmate News: Who’s the Fairest?, The Starmaker, New Kid on the Block, Playmate Trivia, Playmate Gossip
-Playboy On The Scene – what’s happening, where it’s happening . . .
-Grapevine . . . and who’s making it happen
– Shannon O’Keefe, Jon Spencer, Halle Berry, Sumoon Perreault, Jay Kay, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Goodwin
– Playboy Potpourri – people, places, objects and events of interest or amusement
– Jerry Springer was the Mayor of Cincinnati in the late ’70s.
– Ken Griffey Jr., baseball player, AL MVP 1997
-188 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.

Review

Mark Tomlonson

In Lisa Dergan’s centerfold (July 1998) she’s seated in the French Doors blocking our exit into the garden. Maybe there’s something better we could be doing with our time than weeding. Lisa’s expression in this photo is nothing short of stunning. It’s a gorgeous natural smile that completely offsets the posed nature of the centerfold. I don’t care how the photographer managed to catch this expression I just know I could look at it for hours. The other elements of the photograph have trouble keeping up. The pose is good in that it’s more natural than not matching Lisa’s expression but I wish a natural and relaxed pose that showed off Lisa’s very very attractive figure had been picked instead. The dress fits the mood and matches Lisa’s complexion but it covers too much without adding anything to the photograph. I like what is happening with the glass in the door to Lisa’s left. It puts the background out of focus placing our attention on Lisa while providing a color blending that could not be done with the camera lens alone. I also like the setting of a country garden. It gives a pleasant and relatively uncommon context for Lisa. Photographers: Arny Freytag/Stephen Wayda

Scoring:
Pin-up: 3.5 Erotic: 2.0 Artistic: 2.0 Overall: 2.8

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