23 Facts About Playboy


Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine, formerly in print and currently online.

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Playboy formed HMH Publishing Corporation, and recruited his friend Eldon Sellers to find investors.

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Playboy was an early proponent of cannabis reform and provided founding support to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in 1970.

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Playboy's announced in December 2008 that she would be stepping down from leading the company, effective in January 2009, and said that the election of Barack Obama as the next President had inspired her to give more time to charitable work, and that the decision to step down was her own.

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Playboy launched limited-edition products designed by fashion houses such as Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Sean John.

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In January 2011, the publisher of Playboy magazine agreed to an offer by Hefner to take the company private for $6.

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In October 2015, Playboy announced the magazine would no longer feature full-frontal nudity beginning with the March 2016 issue.

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Josh Horwitz of Quartz argued that the motivation for the decision to remove nudity from the magazine was to give Playboy Licensing a less inappropriate image in India and China, where the brand is a popular item on apparel and thus generates significant revenue.

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In early 2018, and according to Jim Puzzanghera of the Los Angeles Times, Playboy was reportedly "considering killing the print magazine", as the publication "has lost as much as $7 million annually in recent years".

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In 2019, Playboy was relaunched as a quarterly publication without adverts.

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In March 2020, Ben Kohn, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, announced that the Spring 2020 issue would be the last regularly scheduled printed issue and that the magazine would now publish its content online.

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In 1971, Playboy had a circulation rate base of seven million, which was its high point.

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In 1972, Playboy was the ninth highest circulation magazine in the United States.

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In 1970, Playboy became the first gentleman's magazine to be printed in braille.

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Playboy's is never sophisticated, a girl you cannot really have.

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Playboy's is a young, healthy, simple girl - the girl next door.

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The Playboy girl has no lace, no underwear, she is naked, well washed with soap and water, and she is happy.

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In September 2005, Playboy began publishing a digital version of the magazine.

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In 2010, Playboy introduced The Smoking Jacket, a safe-for-work website designed to appeal to young men, while avoiding nude images or key words that would cause the site to be filtered or otherwise prohibited in the workplace.

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The suit started on April 15, 1999, when Playboy sued Excite Inc and Netscape for trademark infringement.

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In 1995, Playboy was returned to shelves in the Republic of Ireland after a 36-year ban, despite staunch opposition from many women's groups.

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Playboy was not sold in the state of Queensland, Australia during 2004 and 2005, but returned as of 2006.

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In March 2018, Playboy announced that they would be deactivating their Facebook accounts, due to the "sexually repressive" nature of the social media platform and their mismanagement of user data resulting from the Cambridge Analytica problem.

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