Playgirl was the bastard stepchild that they didn't focus on, because they're guys, so they don't gravitate towards cock. The cover features Lyle Waggoner and the magazine includes a centerfold of Ryan Macdonald. Ira Ritter: I can assure you I tried to not have gay men in the magazine. A lounging man from November 1973. Following a split with his business partner, Ritter sold his share in Playgirl in 1986. Centerfold Don Stroud in November 1973.
Posing nude wouldn't necessarily hurt an actor's career anymore, says Nardicio. Nicole Caldwell managing editor and editor-in-chief, 2006—2015 : We put on these insane parties where we would invite models to come hang out with everyone, topless. Zina Klapper: Some of the people on the editorial staff had come out of the porn industry because Larry Flynt had moved Hustler from Ohio to L. For decades, Playboy has been known for naked women, and now they've announced that they will no longer provide that product. Dian Hanson editor of Taschen Publishing's Sexy Book series : The first people I remember actually buying and enjoying it were the cleaning ladies at the osteopathic hospital where I worked in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Seriously, that's not a joke.
They just were well proportioned. My girlfriend at the time agreed to be in the pictorial. A year later, the magazine returned with a highly touted cover and layout featuring Levi Johnston, the father of one of Sarah Palin's grandchildren. Furthermore, please know that all items sold on our website are legally obtained and offered for sale in compliance with state and federal regulations. Looks like somebody took a hammer to 'em. The photographer was a client of mine.
I very much gravitate towards cock. Dian Hanson : They tried to hire me to edit Playgirl in 1991 and again a few years later. He's waiting for you to pay him, I'm assuming. Women don't really care to see it. January 1954 was the first to feature a date and the start of the rabbit theme. Some feminists like Gloria Steinem reviled Playboy Steinem famously went undercover as a Playboy Bunny in 1963 for a Show magazine piece , but Playgirl was championed as progress for women, with articles on abortion and breast cancer. The magazine in its seventies heyday.
They just never wanted to accept that fantasy crosses racial lines. . Randy Dunbar: Why was there such a large gay audience if there was gay pornography? Isn't that a gay magazine? I still think this may be some sort of hoax, but last week, Playboy magazine announced that they would no longer be featuring fully naked women in their magazine. And they could also exploit their nudity in far more lucrative or attention-grabbing platforms. Charles Hovland prospective photographer, 1990s : Playgirl's staff changed a lot. These were middle-aged, working-class women who would get a copy of it every month and sit there on their break cackling and looking at it.
In 2011, porn giant Magna Publishing Group acquired the print rights. It was 1971, and Hugh Hefner's magazine had created a new mainstream market for soft-core porn. Yvonne Menard was an actress in the late 40's and early 50's, and graced the cover of the February 1954 edition. After a brief experiment banning frontal nudity in 1987, Playgirl pivoted back to sex and moved from Century City to Manhattan. Item Details A copy of the first issue of Playgirl The Magazine for Women issued in June 1973.
Gone are the days of stories on breast cancer and marital rape, and interviews with Maya Angelou. Douglas Cloutier photographer, 1980s—00s : It was a lot of candles and flowers and stuff. Cake companies made us penis cakes. Dian Hanson: The notion at all the sex mags I worked for was that blacks were a much smaller demographic than whites. How is it possible that there was only one magazine that had that? Neil Feineman: Management was in massive denial over it. At its peak during the late seventies, each issue sold around 1.
It makes perfect sense though. My dad thought the magazine targeted gays. I only remember one model who was reluctant to show his penis. I knew he was nervous. Budget was the biggest issue about getting models. Dian Hanson: They were photographing men as if they were women, lounging around on sofas.