Relive Playboy’s fifty-year history with this sweeping retrospective of the groundbreaking magazine that grew from Hugh Hefner’s pet project into an icon as recognizable as Disney and Coca-Cola. Visit Hef’s Playboy Mansion, canoodle with his delectable Bunnies, tour the DC-9 Big Bunny jet, experience the sizzling atmosphere of the Playboy Clubs, read the best Playboy interviews, original fiction, and humor, cackle at the irreverent cartoons and social satire pieces, and – of course – admire each Playmate of the Month since the first issue (all six hundred of them!). All of the magazine’s most glorious moments are highlighted in this extravaganza of Playboy nostalgia.
With an introduction by Hugh Hefner
Hugh Marston Hefner (1926–2017) was the founder of Playboy magazine and a champion of free speech, civil rights, and sexual freedom. After starting the publication from his kitchen in 1953, Hefner became a pioneering intellectual force that helped transform social and sexual mores in the United States, publishing leading writers including James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, and Jack Kerouac, as well as trailblazing interviews with the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and Fidel Castro.
Before her retirement from the magazine in August 1992, Gretchen Edgren was a Senior Editor of Playboy. In that capacity, she assigned, edited and supervised copy for several sections of the magazine, and as a Playboy writer, she also interviewed a number of noted figures, including Erica Jong and Clint Eastwood. Since her retirement, Edgren has been a Playboy Contributing Editor.
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