Looking at this 1979 issue of Playgirl (with what we know now here in 2014) there are so many surprises with their picks as sexiest men. Some of their selections were no doubt debatable even back then. This was a time when men like Christopher Reeves (Superman), Neil Diamond and Warren Beatty were big-ticket hot draws in the sex appeal arena, but didn't make Playgirl's list.
O.J. Simpson made the list as they proclaimed that he had "all the right moves" in football which unfortunately would not be what he would ultimately be most-famous for. It's reported that the jailed former football star is serving out a kidnapping, assault and robbery sentence in a Nevada prison. Out of all of the men on Playgirl's list, it's sad that Alan Bates is not recognized today as much as he deserves to be.
Which brings us to last but certainly never least on anybody's sexiest-men-list, Burt. 1970s sex symbol deluxe Burt Reynolds remains in a class of his own. Shown above in 1972, Burt looks like he could have easily been inspiration for many a sexual fantasy in a Tom of Finland story.