Friday, May 17, 2013
Candy Loving Playboy Playmate January 1979
Candy Loving is the Playboy Playmate for January 1979. Our 25th anniversary gatefold girl proves that candy is dandy.Gentlemen, your attention please! The votes have been tabulated and we have a winner. And she is (dare we say it?) as sweet to the eyes as her name is on our own lips: Candy. Candy Loving. Playboy was almost three years old when Candy was born in Oswego, Kansas. The Playmate for September 1956 was Elsa Sorensen (remember Elsa, all you collectors?) and Dwight Eisenhower was running for election to his second term.
For example, she began reading her boyfriends’ copies of Playboy while in high school, and has a surprisingly good recall of the past six years’ Playmates. She was jealous of the gatefold girls, of course (“I used to think, ‘Oooh, they make me so sick!”), but time heals all wounds.
On or about March 31, 1978, Candy, encouraged by her family and friends, arrived alone at nine A.M. at the Ramada Inn in Norman, where Assistant Photography Editor Michael Berry was helping conduct the 25th Anniversary Playmate Hunt. Candy was Berry’s first appointment of the day, and from the way Candy describes it, he knew right away he wasn’t meeting just any old Okette.
Staff photographer Pompeo Posar, who was the first of our photographers to shoot color slides of Candy, noticed two things from the start. The first was that she was a very good model, considering that she had no previous experience, and the second was that she had to be fed regularly.
When Candy was told that she had been chosen for our 25th Anniversary issue, she immediately called her mother from Playboy Mansion West, where she was staying with a number of other finalists. “Mom said, ‘Congratulations, beautiful! I’m glad you’re doing what you want to do. I’m proud of you and I love you.’” With a mom like that, it’s easy to see why Candy’s so secure and confidant.
Candy Loving Bio
Name: Candy Loving
Birthplace: Oswego, Kansas USA
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 110 lbs
Goals: To take the days one at a time and make the right decisions along the way.
Turn-Ons: Walt Disney, listening to good music, ice cream, a big, warm bed on a cold rainy night.
Turnoffs: People who brag, violence, fat, people who always act obnoxious when they drink.
Favorite Books: The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Dracula, by Bram Stoker, How to Save Your Own Life, by Erica Jong.
Favorite Movies: Romeo & Juliet, Ben-Hur (I love Charlton Heston), Turning Point, Fantasia.
Favorite Musicians: Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Barbra Streisand.
Favorite Sports: Swimming, Frisbee, football (I like to let the men play sports while I sit and watch!).
Biggest Joy: My family.