Posts tagged "Playboy Playmate"

Inside Playboy's first New Year's Eve party post Hef

NYE host Cooper Hefner surrounded by Playboy Bunnies.
Hugh Hefner’s parties were legendary and I’ve been lucky enough to have attended my fair share but, in my mind, all bets were off for this year’s annual New Year’s Eve party considering Hef’s recent passing. So, when I received a text from his son Cooper, the magazine’s chief creative officer, asking if my email address... Read more »

Losing Hef by a Bunny who loved him

Losing Hef by a Bunny who loved him
All the wind has gone out of my sails. I just heard the sad news of Hugh (Hef) Hefner’s passing. He and Playboy have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I knew it was coming but have always dreaded this day. I know when his brother Keith... Read more »

Hugh Hefner had some doubts about this Playboy cover

The award-winning "eyes" cover. The rabbit logo appears on every cover and, in this case, can be found in my pupils.
I’ve posted about the recent Playboy cover remake shoot that I was lucky to participate in and that got me thinking about my other covers. I’m honored to have appeared on 8 Playboy covers, 2 U.S., 6 international, but the one that has a special place in my heart is what is now known as... Read more »
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Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?

Will I have to eat my words concerning Playboy magazine's new direction?
Well, as many of you know, I’ve been a staunch critic of the new direction Playboy magazine has been headed. The first magazines, featuring the “no-nude” look, were a complete embarrassment that had images of girls who looked half-drugged out and like someone Roman Polanski would hit on. But, after receiving the latest issue, I... Read more »

Playboy Mansion sold but I'll always have my magical memories

In front of the Playboy Mansion
I just opened up the paper and read the sad news, the famed Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills has been sold. Fortunately Hugh Hefner is still living in it. How must he feel knowing his next door neighbor and new owner, Daren Metropoulos, can’t be wishing him good health since the sale stipulates that Hef... Read more »

A Bunny's Tail: My Playboy memorabilia is on display at Elmhurst Art Museum and I'm fainting

Next to my Playboy Chicago Bunny of the Year costume at the Elmhurst Art Museum--the exhibit wasn't completed at this time.
Okay, let’s just stop and re-read that headline, my freakin’ Playboy stuff is in a MUSEUM! This is the only time that my husband Chuck has been happy I’ve been a hoarder! The Elmhurst Art Museum (EAM), 150 Cottage Hill Road, recently presented the U.S. debut of “Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979”, featuring an extensive collection of... Read more »
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Playboy's decision to drop nudity: Say it ain't so Hef

Playboy's decision to drop nudity: Say it ain't so Hef
When I was a Playboy centerfold in December 1979, the circulation was around 5.6 million. Today, that number has dropped to 800,000. Clearly, something wasn’t working. But I think Hef’s decision to “drop nudity” or rather make it “PG-13 and less produced–more like the racier sections of Instagram”, according to Cory Jones, a top editor... Read more »

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame

What I have in common with Sleepy of Seven Dwarfs fame
Your eyelids are getting heavy……“Write about sleep and the impact it has on your life now or at any point in your life”  Every so often we Chicago Now bloggers receive a topic for a post during “Blogapalooza” hour from beloved Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield to hone our skills and this is the assignment we’ve... Read more »

Rachel Pomplun: Playboy picks its first Mexican-American Playmate of the Year (VIDEO!)

PMOY 2013 Rachel Pomplun
Congrats to Rachel Pomplun for winning the Playboy Playmate of the Year title as the first Mexican American centerfold!  Fellow Playmate Dianne Chandler, attended this year’s PMOY party at the Mansion in LA on May 16 and shared the story with me. For many of the guests, the day began with a trolley ride from... Read more »
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A No-Holds Barred Memoir by Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider", Coming May 14!

A No-Holds Barred Memoir by Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider", Coming May 14!
I’m getting so excited about tennis great Jimmy Connors’ upcoming autobiography, “The Outsider”.  His wife Patti told me he’s looking forward to a book tour that sadly, for now, doesn’t include a stop in Chicago but I will keep working on them! Here’s Jimmy’s description of the book, “”A lot has been written about me,... Read more »