Playboy was founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953. Quickly becoming known for it's thrilling Playboy Magazine photos of beautiful women, sales skyrocketed and Playboy Enterprises took off.
Each magazine contains a featured playmate, interviews, fiction writing, and classic playboy magazine art.
The company has since developed into a multi-faceted operation that handles publishing, entertaining, licensing, and Online sales and publishing, and a multi-million dollar philanthropic Foundation. Playboy remains the leading men's magazine today.
Playboy magazine and it's seductive playmates attracted the attention of men around the world.
Fabulous photos of famous models and Hollywood stars have consistently graced the covers of classic playboys.
Famous people who have appeared in playboy include Farrah Fawcett, Katarina Witt, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger, Stephanie Seymour and Bo Derek.
Aside from the appealing photos and covers that have attracted countless collectors, playboy mag boasts high-quality interviews with personalities like Bob Dylan, Jesse Ventura, Michael Jordan, Cindy Crawford, Jeff Besos, Kevin Spacey, Bill Gates, and Dennis Rodman. The high-quality content includes work by journalists such as David Halberstam and Nat Hentoff.
Yet another facet to Playboy magazine is its array of talented authors who have published their fiction work with playboy. Award-winning and well-respected authors such as Scott Turow, John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Clancy, Kurt Vonnegut, Saul Bellow, Stanley Elkin, and Margaret Atwood have published writing with playboy.