Texas Tech University’s Yearbook Featured Their Female Students As Playmates For 20 Years

In 1961, the Texas Tech University yearbook, La Ventana, began the tradition of having their own edition of Playboy Magazine, using female students as Playmates, although there was never any nudity. Continue reading »

A Look Back At Playboy Bunny Girls


Two Bunny Girls from the Playboy Club and two Penthouse Pets from the Penthouse Club prepare to take part in the annual Good Friday waiters and waitresses race in Battersea Festival Gardens, London, 28th March 1972. (Photo by Ian Showell/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Continue reading »

Playboy Model Sara Jean Underwood Dresses Up As Your Favorite Star Wars Characters

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Be prepared to be turned on in the weirdest, and best, nod to Star Wars that I’ve seen in quite some time. Playboy put together a fake audition tape for the classic franchise from one of the most beautiful women on the planet: Sara Jean Underwood. It’s definitely supposed to be a little tongue-in-cheek. Check out the video below along with professional photos of the characters she posed as. Continue reading »

Former Playboy Models Photographed 60 Years Later

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Image courtesy of Nadav Kander

In the photo feature “The View From a Centerfold,” six former Playboy models, from Miss March 1954 to Miss January 1979, talk to New York about “meeting the male gaze—then and now.” The magazine commissioned Nadav Kander to photograph the women for the story, and accompanying video pieces that he directed are featured in New York‘s iPad edition. Here: Dolores Del Monte. Miss March 1954. Age: 82. Post-Playboy: Public relations. Continue reading »

Fascinating Vintage Photos Of Playboy Playmates Posing With Classic Cars

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A Playmate is a female model featured in the centerfold/gatefold of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. Playboy encourages potential Playmates to send photos with “girl next door” appeal for consideration; others may submit photos of Playmate candidates, and may be eligible for a finder’s fee if their model is selected. In addition, “casting calls” are held regularly in major US cities to offer opportunities for women to test for Playboy. Take alook at fascinating vintage portraits of Playboy Playmates posing with beautiful classic cars from between the mid-1960s and 1970s. Here: Jo Collins – Playmate of the year 1965 Continue reading »

“What Kind Of Men Read Playboy?” Controversial Playboy Magazine Ads From 1958-1974

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At it’s height in 1972 Playboy magazine had a circulation of over 7 million copies per month and the New Yorker was reporting that almost 25% of college men were purchasing the magazine every month. Despite running the “What Kind of Men Read Playboy?” campaign for over fifteen years Hugh Hefner was still trying to persuade advertisers that men were looking at anything but the pictures. These ads weren’t so much aimed at prospective readers but prospective advertisers. Continue reading »

Photographer Sara Naomi Lewkowicz Captured Playboy’s Retired Models

Barbara Drumgoole
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She worked in the Baltimore club from 1971 to 1973. “I wanted to be [an airline] stewardess, but you had to be 21,” she says. Yet at 18, she could work for Playboy. Drumgoole is now a museum tour guide and lives in Maryland. Continue reading »

The First Hebrew Edition of Playboy Magazine

An Israeli man looks at the first Hebrew edition of the men’s magazine Playboy in Tel Aviv. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)