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The first issue of Playboy

The first issue of Playboy Look up playboy and Playboy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... First issue of Playboy magazine, featuring a black and white photo of Marilyn Monroe (in a dress) promising inside full-color pics of her nude. ...

Editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner
Categories Men's magazines
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Total Circulation
(2005)
3,005,753
Year founded 1953
First issue December 1953
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English, many others
Website Playboy
ISSN 0032-1478

Playboy is an American men's magazine, founded in Chicago, Illinois by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., reaching into every form of media. Playboy is one of the world's best known brands. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide. The Editor in chief is a publications primary editor. ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... This is a list of magazines marketed primarily for men. ... Playboy redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... ISSN, or International Standard Serial Number, is the unique eight-digit number applied to a periodical publication including electronic serials. ... This is a list of magazines marketed primarily for men. ... Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A brand includes a name, logo, slogan, and/or design scheme associated with a product or service. ...


The magazine is published monthly and features photographs of nude women, along with various articles on fashion, sports, consumer goods, and public figures. It also has short fiction by top literary writers, such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, and Margaret Atwood. The magazine has been known to express liberal opinions on most major political issues. Playboy's use of "tasteful" nude photos is classified as "softcore" in contrast to the more "hardcore" pornographic magazines that started to appear in the 1970s in response to the success of Playboy's more explicit rival, Penthouse. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “Clothes free” redirects here. ... Though anyone who creates a written work may be called a writer, the term is usually reserved for those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE (born 16 December 1917) is a British science-fiction author and inventor, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. ... Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, pronounced ) (April 22 [O.S. April 10] 1899, Saint Petersburg – July 2, 1977, Montreux) was a Russian-American, Academy Award nominated author. ... Margaret Eleanor Atwood, OC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer. ... Softcore is a form of pornography that is less explicit than hardcore pornography in depicting or describing sexual behaviour. ... Hardcore pornography is a form of pornography that features explicit sexual acts. ... Porn redirects here. ... Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ...

Contents

History

Playboy's original title was to be Stag Party, but an unrelated outdoor magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner and informed him that they would legally protect their trademark if he were to launch his magazine with that name. Hefner and co-founder and executive vice president Eldon Sellers met to discuss the problem and to seek a new name. Sellers' mother suggested the name "The gentlemen's club", but it was Alexx Mills, who had worked for the short-lived Playboy Automobile Company, in Chicago, who suggested the name "Playboy". “(TM)” redirects here. ... ɲ Playboy Motor Car Corporation Buffalo, New York 1947 to 1951 The company produced only 97 cars in the 4 years in business before going bankrupt. ...


The first issue, published in December 1953, was undated, as Hefner was unsure whether or not there would be a second issue. He produced it in his Hyde Park kitchen. The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture used originally was taken for a calendar, rather than for Playboy. The first issue was an immediate sensation; it sold out in weeks. Known circulation was 53,991 (Source: Playboy Collector's Association Playboy Magazine Price Guide). The cover price was 50¢. Copies of the first issue in mint to near mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002. This article is about the Chicago community area. ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The famous logo, depicting the stylized profile of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie, was designed by art designer Art Paul for the magazine's second issue and has appeared on every issue since. A running joke in the magazine involves hiding the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph. Hefner said that he chose the rabbit as a mascot for its "humorous sexual connotation," and because the image was "frisky and playful." Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Art Pauls famous Playboy logo Art (Arthur) Paul (born January 18, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American graphics designer and the designer of the Playboy bunny. ... This article is about sexual practices (i. ...


An urban legend started about Hefner and the Playmate of the Month because of markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979 (except for a six month gap in 1976), the "P" in Playboy had a number of stars printed in or around the letter. The legend stated that this was either a rating that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the number of times that Hefner had slept with her, or how good she was in bed. The stars, which ranged in number between zero and twelve, actually indicated the domestic or international advertising region for that particular printing. An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. ...


Since reaching its peak in the 1970s, Playboy has seen a decline in circulation and cultural relevance because of increased competition in the field it founded — first from Penthouse, Oui, and Gallery in the 1970s; later from pornographic videos; and more recently from lad mags such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. In response, Playboy has attempted to re-assert its hold on the 18 – 35 male demographic it once controlled through slight changes to its content and focusing on issues and personalities more appropriate to its audience — such as hip-hop artists being featured in the Playboy Interview. Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ... OUI Magazine first cover (October 1972) Oui is a mens pornographic magazine published in the USA and featuring explicit nude photographs of models, with full page pin-ups, centerfolds, interviews and other articles, and cartoons. ... February 2002 cover featuring Jenna Jameson Gallery is a mens magazine published by Montcalm Publishing since 1972. ... Video is the technology of processing electronic signals representing moving pictures. ... Lad mag is a condescending term for a magazine for men that features pictures of scantily clad actresses and models, accompanied by brief articles about the women, consumer stories about tools and toys, and guy tales of sex -- mostly how to get more. ... Maxim is an international English language lad mag (mens magazine) based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models, of which none are nudes. ... The cover of an issue of FHM China, featuring Britney Spears, wearing a bathing suit & necktie The cover of the first issue of FHM in the United States, featuring Rachael Leigh Cook FHM is an international monthly lads mag. ... Stuff is a mens magazine featuring interviews, pictorials, and other articles of interest to a predominantly male audience. ...


The magazine celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the January 2004 issue. Celebrations were held at Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Moscow during the year to commemorate this event. Vegas redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ...


Circulation

Image of Lena Söderberg famously used in many image processing experiments.
Image of Lena Söderberg famously used in many image processing experiments.

The best-selling Playboy edition was the November 1972 edition, which sold 7,161,561 copies. One-quarter (1/4) of all American college men were buying the magazine every month.[1] On the cover was model Pam Rawlings, photographed by Rowland Scherman. Image File history File links Lenna. ... Image File history File links Lenna. ... Lena Soderberg (born March 31, 1951 in Sweden; the actual Swedish spelling of this name is Lena Söderberg, but she is better known without the diacritics) appeared as a Playmate in the November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine, under the name Lenna Sjööblom. ...


Perhaps coincidentally, a cropped image of the issue's centerfold (which featured Lena Soderberg) became a de facto standard image for testing image processing algorithms. It is known simply as the "Lenna" (also "Lena") image in that field.[2] Lena Soderberg (born March 31, 1951 in Sweden; the actual Swedish spelling of this name is Lena Söderberg, but she is better known without the diacritics) appeared as a Playmate in the November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine, under the name Lenna Sjööblom. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... In order to intuitively test the effects of an image-processing algorithm on a natural picture a number of test images are in common use in the image-processing field. ... Image of Lena Söderberg famously used in many image processing experiments. ...


Today, Playboy is still the largest selling men's magazine, selling about three million copies a month in the U.S.[1] This is a list of magazines primarily marketed to heterosexual men. ...


Bans on the sale of Playboy

In many parts of Asia, including India, mainland China, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, and Brunei, the sale and distribution of Playboy is banned. In addition, its sale and distribution is banned in almost all Muslim countries in Asia and Africa, such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. However, it is sold in Hong Kong. In Japan, where the genitals of models cannot be shown, a separate edition of Playboy is published under license by Shueisha. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Shueisha ) is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. ...


An Indonesian edition of Playboy launched in April 2006, but the controversy started before the first issue was published. Even the publisher said that the content of the Indonesian edition will be different from the original edition but the government was trying hard to ban it by using anti-pornography rules, since the Indonesian government cannot ban any medium. A local Muslim organization, the Islamic Defenders Front (IDF), also opposed to Playboy being published on the grounds that it is pornography. On April 12 a group of about 150 IDF members clashed with police and stoned the editorial offices of the magazine. Despite this controversy, the edition quickly sold out. On 6 April 2007 the chief judge of the case dismissed the charges because they had been incorrectly filed.[3] There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1986, the American convenience store chain 7-Eleven removed the magazine from its stores. The store returned Playboy to its shelves in late 2003. Curiously, 7-Eleven stores had also been selling Penthouse and other, more extreme, magazines before the ban. In bookstores throughout the world, it is common for Playboy, as well as other adult publications, to be put on a higher shelf than other magazines, thus keeping them out of the reach of most children. They are also often wrapped in opaque plastic bags so as to not reveal the cover. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see 7-Eleven (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see 7-Eleven (disambiguation). ...


Playboy was not sold in the State of Queensland, Australia during 2004 and 2005 but has returned as of 2006. Furthermore, due to declining sales, the last edition of the Australian edition of "Playboy" published was the January 2000 issue. Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd...


Litigation

On the January 14, 2004, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Playboy Enterprises Inc.'s (PEI) trademark terms "Playboy" and "Playmate" should be protected even in Internet searches that prompt pop-up advertisements. The suit originally started on April 15, 1999, when Playboy sued Excite Inc. and Netscape for trademark infringement. Attorneys Barry Felder, Catherine McGrath and Matthew Moren represented Playboy. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: District of Alaska District of Arizona Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California District of Guam District of Hawaii District of Idaho District of Montana... “(TM)” redirects here. ... Dozens of pop-up ads cover a desktop. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Excite Excite is an Internet portal with an included search engine. ... Netscape Communications Corporation was the publisher of the Netscape Navigator web browser as well as many other internet and intranet client and server software products. ...


Photographers

Many notable photographers have contributed work to Playboy, including Richard Fegley, William Figge, Arny Freytag, Ron Harris, David Mecey, Russ Meyer, Pompeo Posar, Suze Randall, Herb Ritts, Stephen Wayda, Sam Wu,R Scott Hooper, Mario Casilli, and Bunny Yeager. Richard Fegley is a professional photographer. ... Arny Freytag is a photographer. ... The term Ron Harris can refer to: Ronald Dale Harris - former computer programmer for the Nevada Gaming Control Board Ron Harris (footballer) - 1960s English soccer player Ron Harris (photographer) - a nude photographer Ron Harris (wrestler) - an American professional wrestler. ... David Mecey began working with Playboy magazine in the fall of 1979, serving as staff photographer and later as Contributing Photographer. ... For the baseball player, see Russ Meyer (baseball player). ... Pompeo Posar speaking in an interview on a Playboy home video featuring Jenny McCarthy. ... Suze Randall Suze Randall is an American model and photographer, born in United Kingdom. ... ... Stephen Wayda is a professional photographer. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ... Bunny Yeager (13 March 1930) is an American photographer and former model. ...


Modeling payouts

Playmate of the Month Modeling Payouts
Year Amount
1959-1960 $500
1961-1965 $1,000
1966-1967 $2,500
1968-1969 $3,000
1970-1977 $5,000
1978-1983 $10,000
1984-1989 $15,000
1990-1999 $20,000
2000-2006 $25,000
Playmate of the Year Modeling Payouts
Year Amount
1960-1963 $500 plus $250 bonus
1982-today $140,000, an automobile, and a motorbike.

During the 1960s and 1970s all PMOY's received pink automobiles, the hue of pink used was known as "Playmate Pink", the same shade as awarded to Mary Kay's independent sales force, a frequent source of confusion. Mary Kay is a brand of skin care and color cosmetics sold by Mary Kay Inc. ...


Photo editing

There is some controversy over airbrushing (or, in recent times, image editing) that is done on the photos featured in the magazine. Some readers say that this kind of photo-editing takes away from authenticity and makes photographs look unnatural. Paasche F#1 Single Action External Mix Airbrush An airbrush is a small, air-operated tool that sprays various media including ink and dye, but most often paint by a process of atomization. ... For the uses, cultural impact, and ethical concerns of image editing, see Photo editing. ...


One example was the case of Pamela Anderson and the "disappearing labia". In Pamela's original Playboy appearance in the issue of February 1990, there was a rear-view photo with her legs slightly apart and her labia minora plainly visible. In reprints in later "Newsstand Specials" as well as a poster-sized print, Pamela had been "defeminized," this area having been painted over in the color of the object in front of which she was standing. Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... The labia minora (nymphae) are two small cutaneous folds, situated between the labia majora, and extending from the clitoris obliquely downward, lateralward, and backward for about 4 cm. ...


Similarly, in Rena Mero's ("Sable") first Playboy shoot, one photo of Mero lying on her back was edited to add extra pubic hair over her genitalia. However, in the 50th Anniversary issue, this picture was printed in its original, unedited state. Rena Mero (born August 8, 1967) is an American model, actress, and former professional wrestler. ...


Rival adult magazine Hustler and owner Larry Flynt has often been critical of Playboy and their airbrushing. This has often led Hustler to promote the fact that their nude pictorials are never airbrushed and are completely natural. This is a separate issue from whether the models are completely natural: that is, free of silicone breast implants. For other uses, see Hustler (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Silicones (more accurately called polymerized siloxanes or polysiloxanes) are inorganic-organic polymers with the chemical formula [R2SiO]n, where R = organic groups such as methyl, ethyl, and phenyl. ... A breast implant is a prosthesis used to enlarge the size of a womans breasts (known as breast augmentation, breast enlargement, mammoplasty enlargement, augmentation mammoplasty or the common slang term boob job) for cosmetic reasons; to reconstruct the breast (e. ...


Firsts

  • First Issue with two-page centerfold: February 1954 (Margaret Scott)
  • First issue with Leroy Neiman's Femlin: August 1955
  • First issue with a Playmate showing pubic hair: February 1956 (Marguerite Empey)
  • First issue with a three-page centerfold: March 1956 (Marian Stafford)
  • First issue with a Vargas girl: March 1957
  • First issue with two Playmates for Playmate of the Month: October 1958 (Pat Sheehan and Mara Corday)
  • First issue with Ian Fleming story: March 1960
  • First issue with Playboy Advisor column: September 1960
  • First issue with Playboy Interview: September 1962 (with Miles Davis)
  • First issue with an African-American centerfold: March 1965 (Jennifer Jackson)
  • First issue with Playboy 20Q: Cheryl Tiegs in October 1978[4]
  • First issue with a man on the cover: April 1964 (Peter Sellers)
  • First issue to show a celebrity or non-Playmate's pubic hair: August 1969 (dancer Paula Kelly)[5]
  • First issue with centerfold showing pubic hair: December 1969 (Gloria Root) - (Liv Lindeland's January 1971 centerfold is the first full frontal nude centerfold)
  • First issue with identical twins in centerfold: October 1970 - (Mary and Madeleine Collinson)
  • First issue with a double sided centerfold (the reverse side was a rear view). January 1974 (Nancy Cameron)
  • First issue with signed centerfold: October 1975 (Jill De Vries)
  • First issue with Playmate data sheet: July 1977 (Sondra Theodore)
  • First issue without staple in the centerfold: October 1985
  • First national magazine with Web site: August 1994[citation needed]
  • First issue with identical triplets in the centerfold, The Dahm Triplets: December 1998
  • First issue with www.playboy.com explicit on cover: February 1999
  • First issue with a Playmate without any pubic hair: September 2001 (Dalene Kurtis)[citation needed]

This painting of The French Connection is a typical example of his vivid work. ... Femlin statuettes from 1963. ... Marguerite Empey Diane Webber ( born Diane Marguerite Empey on June 27, 1932 in Los Angeles, California , USA is an American model and actress. ... Marian Stafford (born c. ... Alberto Vargas (1896–1982) was a noted painter of pin-up girls and erotica. ... Patricia Ann Sheehan, also known as Patricia Sheehan Crosby (born September 7, 1931 in San Francisco, California - died January 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California) was an American actress. ... Mara Corday, 1954 Mara Corday (born Marilyn Watts on January 3, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) is a showgirl, model, actress Playboy Centerfold and a 1950s cult figure. ... Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Jennifer Jackson (born February 6, 1945 in Chicago ) is an American model who was chosen as Playboy magazines Playmate of the month for the March 1965 issue. ... Her second appearance on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, in 1975 Cheryl Tiegs (born September 25, 1947 at Breckenridge, Minnesota) became one of Americas top fashion models in the late 1960s and maintained this role into the late 80s. ... Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Paula Kelly (born October 21, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an Emmy Award-nominated African-American dancer and actress in motion pictures and television. ... Gloria Root (born 28 May 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, died January 2005 in San Francisco, California[citation needed]) was Playboy magazines Playmate of the Month for the December 1969 issue. ... Playboy centerfold appearance Janary 1971 Birthplace Norway Birthdate September 7, 1945 Measurements 36 - 22. ... Madeleine Collinson & Mary Collinson , October 1970 Mary Collinson (born July 22, 1952 in Malta) is a model and actress . ... Madeleine Collinson & Mary Collinson , October 1970 Madeleine Collinson ( born July 22, 1952  in Malta is a model and actress . She was chosen as Playboys Playmate of the Month in October, 1970 , together with her twin sister Mary Collinson. ... Nancy Cameron, May 1976 Nancy Cameron (born March 15, 1954 in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania) is an American model and actress. ... Jill De Vries is an American model. ... Sondra Theodore (born December 12, 1956 in San Bernadino, California) is an American model and actress. ... Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm (born in that order [1] on December 12, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) are identical triplets. ... Dalene Kurtis (born November 12, 1977 in Apple Valley, California) is an American model. ...

Celebrities

For a full listing, please see:

  • List of people in Playboy 1953-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-Present

Many celebrities (singers, actresses, models, etc.) have posed for Playboy over the years. This list is only a small portion of those who have posed. Some of them are: This list of people in Playboy 1953–1959 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1953 through 1959. ... This list of people in Playboy 1960–1969 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1960 through 1969. ... This list of people in Playboy 1970–1979 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1970 through 1979. ... This list of people in Playboy 1980–1989 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1980 through 1989. ... This list of people in Playboy 1990–1999 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1990 through 1999. ... This list of people in Playboy 2000 – present is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during or after the year 2000. ...

FILM:

MUSIC: Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. ... Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer, April 19, 1933—29 June 1967) was an American actress and Playboy centerfold. ... Mara Corday, 1954 Mara Corday (born Marilyn Watts on January 3, 1930 in Santa Monica, California) is a showgirl, model, actress Playboy Centerfold and a 1950s cult figure. ... Ursula Andress (born 19 March 1936) is a Swiss actress and a major sex symbol of the 1960s. ... Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones on February 13, 1942 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. ... Kimila Ann Basinger (born December 8, 1953) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Jones aerobics video from 1987 Janet-Marie Jones (born January 10, 1961) is an American actress, dancer, and aerobics instructor. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... Daryl Christine Hannah (born December 3, 1960) is an American film actress. ... Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. ...

SPORT: La Toya Jackson La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956 in Gary, Indiana) is an American singer and the middle child of the Jackson family. ... Cover of Woman to Woman Fem2Fem was a 1990s techno group who released two albums. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the English model and singer; for the American erotic actress, see Samantha Fox (porn star). ... Linda Brava, real name Linda Lampenius (born on February 26, 1970 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Finnish violinist. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971), known popularly as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Carnie Wilson (born April 29, 1968 in Bel Air, California, USA) is an American singer and television host, best known as a member of the early-90s singing group Wilson Phillips. ... Deborah Ann Debbie Gibson (born August 31, 1970), is an American singer-songwriter who was a teen pop icon. ... Willa Ford (born January 22, 1981) is an American dance-pop singer-songwriter, producer, and occasional actress, television personality and host. ...

TELEVISION: Katarina Witt (December 3, 1965, Staaken) is a German figure skater, in Germany commonly affectionately called Kati Witt. Won two Olympic Gold Medals for East Germany, first in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics and the second in 1988 at the Calgary Olympics. ... Tanja Szewczenko (born July 26, 1977, Düsseldorf, Germany) was a successful German figure skater. ... Mia St. ... Joan Marie Joanie Laurer (born December 27, 1969) is an American actress and retired professional wrestler. ... Gabrielle Reece (born January 6, 1970) is a professional volleyball player and former fashion model. ... Kiana Tom featured on the cover of Playboy Kiana Tom (Born 14 March 1965 in Maui, Hawaii, USA) is an American supermodel, television show fitness instructor, actress and a former Raiderette cheerleader. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rena Mero (born August 8, 1967) is an American model, actress, and former professional wrestler. ... Categories: Olympic stubs | People stubs | 1975 births | American track and field athletes | Competitors at the 2004 Summer Olympics ... Christina Lee (Christy) Hemme (born October 28, 1980)[3] is an American actress, model and professional wrestler. ... Amanda Ray Beard (Irvine, California, October 29, 1981) is an American Olympic swimmer. ...


Linda Evans (born Linda Evanstad on November 18, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. ... Shannen Maria Doherty (born April 12, 1971) is an American actress and television director, perhaps best known for her work as Heather Duke in Heathers, as Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed. ... Farrah Fawcett (born February 2, 1947) is an American actress. ... Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Claudia Christian as Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5 Claudia Ann Christian (born 10 August, 1965 in Glendale, California) is an American actress, writer, singer, musician, and director. ... Mrs Belafonte is an avid cigar smoker On the cover of Playboy, September 2000 Shari Belafonte (born September 22, 1954) is an American actress. ... Brooke Lisa Burke (born September 8, 1971) is an American television personality and model, known for hosting Wild On! (1999-2002) and Rock Star. ... On the cover of Playboy, December 2001 Gena Lee Nolin (Born: November 29, 1971 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA) is an American actress and model. ... Rachel Hunter (born September 9, 1969 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a fashion model, actress and reality TV show host. ... Charisma Lee Carpenter (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. ...

International editions

This map shows the countries where Playboy is published. The dark pink indicates the countries where regional editions of the magazine are produced today, the lighter pink indicates the countries where regional editions of Playboy were once published, and the yellow indicates the countries where Playboy will be published after 2007.
This map shows the countries where Playboy is published. The dark pink indicates the countries where regional editions of the magazine are produced today, the lighter pink indicates the countries where regional editions of Playboy were once published, and the yellow indicates the countries where Playboy will be published after 2007.

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Australian Playboy ran from February, 1979 until January, 2000 for a total of 276 editions. ... The Brazilian issue of the Playboy magazine is the local franchise of the magazine created by Hugh Hefner in the 1950s in the United States. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ...

Other editions

The success of Playboy magazine has led PEI to market other versions of the magazine, the Special Editions[2] (formerly called News Stand Specials), such as Playboy's College Girls[10] and Playboy's Book of Lingerie, as well as the Playboy video collection. This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Playboys College Girls featuring Girls of the Big 12 Playboys College Girls is one of several magazines issued by Playboy Enterprises, Inc, best known for being the publishers of Playboy. ... Magazine supplements of Playboy have been published since the early Sixties, in 1983 the modern era design and concept debuted. ... Natalia Sokolova on the front cover of Playboys Wet & Wild: Slippery When Wet video Playboy Videos are a series of videos released by Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...


The growth of the Internet prompted the magazine to develop an official web presence called Playboy Online or Playboy.com, which is the official website for Playboy Enterprises, and an online companion to Playboy Magazine. The site has been available online since 1994.[11] As part of the online presence, Playboy developed a pay web site called the Playboy Cyber Club in 1995 which features online chats, additional pictorials & videos of Playmates and Playboy Cyber Girls that are not featured in the magazine, as well as archives of past Playboy articles and interviews. Playboy Cyber Club has opened up a new door for girls interested in posing. It is much easier to access, because it is online. It attracts just about as many as the magazine, and brought a whole new line of girls. Some 'Playmates' start in Cyber Club and work their way to the magazine. In September 2005, Playboy launched the online edition of the magazine Playboy Digital. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Playboy is an adult entertainment magazine, or pornography magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ...


The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) has published a Braille edition of Playboy since 1970.[12] The Braille version includes all the written words in the non-Braille magazine, but no pictorial representations. Congress cut off funding for the Braille magazine translation in 1985, but U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan reversed the decision on First Amendment grounds.[13] Braille code where the word (, French for first) can be read. ...


See also

Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. ... This is a list of magazines primarily marketed to heterosexual men. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This list of people in Playboy 1953–1959 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1953 through 1959. ... This list of people in Playboy 1960–1969 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1960 through 1969. ... This list of people in Playboy 1970–1979 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1970 through 1979. ... This list of people in Playboy 1980–1989 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1980 through 1989. ... This list of people in Playboy 1990–1999 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during the years 1990 through 1999. ... This is a listing of Playboy Playmates by home state or home country given by the Playmate profile under birthplace. For Playmates raised primary in a different location than the given birthdate, their name will appear in italics. ... This list of people in Playboy 2000 – present is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine during or after the year 2000. ... This is a listing of Playboy playmates by the place of birth given in the playmates profile. ... The Playboy Mansion (formerly the Playboy Mansion West out of deference to the original Playboy Mansion that was located in Chicago at 1340 N. State Parkway), located at 10236 Charing Cross Road in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, is the home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and is one... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Playboy on Campus is a program under Playboy Enterprises College Division. ... Playboy Studio West is located in Santa Barbara, CA (2112 Broadway Avenue). ... 2004 Playmate of the Year Carmella DeCesare meets with fans A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month (or PMOM). ... Karen McDougal with her Playboy Collectors Figure Playboy Collectors Figures are a series of dolls modeled after popular Playboy Playmates. ... Playboy Videos are videos released by Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Playboys Book of Forbidden Words, first published in 1972 by Playboy Press, Chigago and distributed Simon & Schuster. ... Pubic Wars, a pun on the Punic Wars, is the name given to the rivalry between the pornographic magazines Playboy and Penthouse during the 1960s and 1970s. ...

Books

General compilations
  • Nick Stone, editor. The Bedside Playboy. Chicago: Playboy Press, 1963.
Anniversary collections
  • Jacob Dodd, editor. The Playboy Book: Forty Years. Santa Monica, California: General Publishing Group, 1994, ISBN 1-881649-03-2
  • Playboy: 50 Years, The Photographs. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003, ISBN 0-8118-3978-8
  • Nick Stone, editor; Michelle Urry, cartoon editor. Playboy: 50 Years, The Cartoons. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004. ISBN 0-8118-3976-1
  • Gretchen Edgren, editor. The Playboy Book: Fifty Years. Taschen, 1995. ISBN 3-8228-3976-0
Interview compilations
  • G. Barry Golson, editor. The Playboy Interview. New York: Playboy Press, 1981. ISBN 0-87223-668-4 (hardcover), ISBN 0-87223-644-7 (softcover)
  • G. Barry Golson, editor. The Playboy Interview Volume II. New York: Wideview/Perigee, 1983. ISBN 0-399-50768-X (hardcover), ISBN 0-399-50769-8 (softcover)
  • David Sheff, interviewer; G. Barry Golson, editor. The Playboy Interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono. New York: Playboy Press, 1981, ISBN 0-87223-705-2; 2000 edition, ISBN 0-312-25464-4
  • Stephen Randall, editor. "The Playboy Interview Book: They Played the Game". New York: M Press, 2006, ISBN 1-59582-046-9

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References

  1. ^ a b http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/060320crbo_books
  2. ^ http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/lennapg/lenna.shtml
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.playboy.com/worldofplayboy/faq/trivia.html#5
  5. ^ http://www.playboy.com/playmates/playmate-faq/milestones.html#8
  6. ^ "Playboy Magazine Enters Estonia", Alo Raun, Postimees, 2007-06-07. Retrieved June 30, 2007.
  7. ^ "Playboy Magazine Enters Georgia, Plans to Conquer Market", Nino Edilashvili, The Georgian Times, 2007-05-21. Retrieved June 23, 2007.
  8. ^ a b c "Jakarta struggles with the politics of pornography as Playboy comes to town", John Aglionby, January 30, 2006, The Guardian. Retrieved June 23, 2007.
  9. ^ a b " Playboy Takes On World With Big Video Expansion", By Richard Covington, International Herald Tribune, November 3, 1993. Retrieved June 23, 2007.
  10. ^ http://www.playboy.com/on-campus/features/topten/index.html
  11. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/19961220001705/http://www1.playboy.com/
  12. ^ http://www.loc.gov/nls/reference/circulars/magazines.html
  13. ^ http://www.acb.org/magazine/2000/bf062000.html#bf16

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External links

Official
  • Playboy.com
  • Official Playboy Mobile Chat
  • Official UK Playboy website
  • Playboy Enterprises Inc. (Corporate website)
  • Playboy Cyber Club
  • Playboy Store
  • Bunny Money - the official UK affiliate programme
Regional
  • Playboy Argentina
  • Playboy Brazil
  • Playboy France
  • Playboy Germany
  • Playboy Greece
  • Playboy Japan
  • Playboy Mexico
  • Playboy Netherlands
  • Playboy Romania
  • Playboy Russia
  • Playboy Slovenia
  • Playboy UK
Others
  • The origin of Playboy magazine
  • Playboy Covers of the World — Thousands of Playboy covers from all past and present editions worldwide.
  • Crossett, Andrew, "Index: The Women of Playboy – 1967 – 2007", 2007.
  • Playmate database at the University of Chicago
  • Index: Interviews conducted 1961 – 1996
  • A full listing of the Playboy Interview subjects and their interviewers
  • Playboylive.com
  • Playboy Magazine and the Oak Lawn, Illinois Public Library, survey by Laura Rizzardini, M.A., Oct. 2, 2005
  • Town Leaders Reopen Playboy Decision, by the ALA, American Libraries, Oct. 28, 2005

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