High Society in 1979 – The Birth of the Celebrity Nude

High Society in 1979 – The Birth of the Celebrity Nude

1979 was the fourth year of High Society, and to mark the fact that it was growing up, the magazine decided to expand its focus. In the spotlight? Celebrities – especially nude celebrities when they could get them…

Outside of celebrity nudes, the magazine also went deep on clothed elebrity personalities, profiling musicians like Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt and Roger Daltrey and athletes like Tony Dorsett and James Scott.

These mainstream personalities sat page-to-page with adult industry mainstays like Gloria Leonard, Desiree Cousteau and Al Goldstein.

You can read about the previous three years of High Society here – 1976, 1977 and 1978.

Fully digitized copies of each magazine from 1979 can be found below. You can find The Rialto Report’s growing collection of digitized resources by choosing Library in our site menu. 

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High Society: The Complete 1979 Issues

January 1979 (Vol 3, No. 8)

Contents:

High Society 01-79 Tony Dorsett interview
-Cryonics: man’s search for immortality
-Win a weekend with Gloria Leonard
-Miss Nude Godiva
Rod Stewart: rock-n-roll’s super stud
-Reader fantasy of the month
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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February 1979 (Vol 3, No. 9)

Contents:

High Society 02-79 -Who’s hot: Linda Ronstadt
-Amorous astrologer
-Win a weekend with Gloria Leonard
-Candid confessions of a sports groupie
-Reader fantasy of the month
-Judicial censorship
-Menage-a-trois madness
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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March 1979 (Vol 3, No. 10)

Contents:

High Society 03-79 -Halloween on Christopher Street: a drag as usual
-Who’s hot: Nick Nolte
-Amorous astrologer
-Profile of N.Y. Babes
-Win a weekend with Gloria Leonard
-Snow crazy: cocaine
-Fetish fashions
Angie Dickinson uncovered
-Valentine’s Day violence
-Under his thumb: sexual domination
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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April 1979 (Vol 3, No. 11)

Contents:

High Society 04-79 Marc Stevens & Jill Monro wedding
-The ins and outs of making X-rated films
-Olympic Games: Sloan Twins
-Amorous astrologer
-Profile of bodybuilder Lynde Johnson
-Win a weekend with Gloria Leonard
-How to pick up girls
-Sex in forbidden places
-Reader fantasy of the month
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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May 1979 (Vol 3, No. 11)

Contents:

High Society 05-79 -Who’s hot: Roger Daltrey
Lindsay Wagner nude
-Amorous astrologer
-Be a High Society cover girl
-An X-rated guide to the girls of New York
-Sex in the year 2000
-High Society celebrates three swinging years
-Home-grown hedonism
-My husband, my rapist: erotic exploration
-Reader fantasy of the month
-Beautiful lesbians
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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June 1979 (Vol 4, No. 1)

Contents:

High Society 06-79 Princess Caroline topless
-Amorous astrologer
-An X-rated guide to Philadelphia
-Be a High Society cover girl
-Punk cunt
-Oral gratification
-Reader fantasy of the month featuring Randy West
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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July 1979 (Vol 4, No. 2)

Contents:

High Society 07-79 -All about Gloria Leonard
-Amorous astrologer
-Be a High Society cover girl
Kitten Natividad pictorial
-A guide to nude beaches
-Swinging in suburbia
-Reader fantasy of the month featuring Marlene Willoughby and Marc Stevens
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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August 1979 (Vol 4, No. 3)

Contents:

High Society 08-79 -Marc Stevens and Jill Monro divorce party
Angie Bowie profile
-Libations for lovers
Farrah Fawcett‘s nip slip
-Amorous astrologer
Veri Knotty interview
-An X-rated guide to L.A.
Desiree Cousteau pictorial
Lynda Carter topless
-Dress up and role play
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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September 1979 (Vol 4, No. 4)

Contents:

High Society 78-10 James Scott: on the ropes
Maggie Trudeau: Canada’s loose leading lady
-Amorous astrologer
Lesllie Bovee interview
Cheryl Tiegs topless
-Campus porn
-Reader fantasy of the month: At the flicks
-Phone and letter sex
Michelle Triola Marvin profile
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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October 1979 (Vol 4, No. 5)

Contents:

High Society 10-79 -Terrific toys for grown up boys
Annette Haven tells all
-Biological bingo
Connie Stevens nude
Tanqueray tattle tales
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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November 1979 (Vol 4, No. 6)

Contents:

High Society 11-79 AFAA third annual Erotica awards
Malcolm Braly: break out from San Quentin
-The sex crimes of Idi Amin
Barbra Streisand nude
-The kinky sex life of a high-priced hooker
-Reader fantasy of the month: Cruisin’
-Assorted nude model pictorials

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December 1979 (Vol 4, No. 7)

Contents:

High Society 12-79 -High Society goes to a dado-bash
-Skinny dipping with Suzanne Somers
Al Goldstein answers reader questions
Gloria Leonard Christmas spread
-Older women who seduce younger men
Arcadia Lake and Eric Edwards: porn’s carnal couples
-Assorted nude model pictorials

 

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6 Comments

  1. Jeff Robertson · May 9, 2021 Reply

    Awesome rare High Society magazine from the 70s 1979 keep up the good work happy Mother’s Day

  2. David · May 9, 2021 Reply

    Thank you! It would be great if you could post Celebrity Skin from that same period. Great memories.

  3. Reece Goddard · May 10, 2021 Reply

    That was great, much appreciated. Looking forward to 1980.

  4. Todd · May 10, 2021 Reply

    On page seven of the December 1979 (Vol 4, No. 7) issue with Suzanne Somers on the cover, you’ll find a pre-pornography pix of the one and only Hyapatia Lee.

    It was taken at the famous Nudes-A-Poppin event held every summer at the Ponderosa Sun Club outside of Chicago in NE Indiana.

  5. J. Walter Puppybreath · May 20, 2021 Reply

    Day made, RR!
    I think I dig the ads in these mags more than anything else. 🙂

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