I was in sixth grade when this issue of Playboy magazine came out. We all knew that Farrah Fawcett-Majors was going to be on the cover. She was the “It Girl” at that time with Charlie’s Angels all the rage on television, her marriage to the Six-Million Dollar Man, Lee Majors…
A classmate of mine brought that issue to school and we all wanted to have a look-see more than out text books. Later that year, a classmate of mine and myself went down to Dau to purchase copies of the magazine. At that time, all these PX goods and stuff would be sold outside Clark Air Base. As I recall, it set us back PhP40 pesos which was a princely sum back then but we were happy.
I think my mom discovered my porn stash and threw it out when I got to high school. Later on, while living in New York, I managed to find a copy of this – believe it or not – at the top floor of Midtown Comics! They had a complete set of Playboy, Hustler, and other stuff! But this was the only one I wanted. I didn't buy too many of porn to be honest. Just a few and usually with celebrities on the cover. This Farrah Fawcett-Majors cover issue and the Rena Mero/Torrie Wilson are my prized copies (the latter because I had it signed at Virgin Records in 2003).
Well, am just happy to have a lot of the stuff I had as a kid.