The Sizzle Went Out with the Steak: Finding a lesson in the decline of the Playboy image
(The above is a facsimile of Hugh Hefner’s mission statement from the first issue of Playboy Magazine, published in December of 1953.) To a child growing up in a house that had a subscription to Playboy, like I did, the magazine represented the other side of life. It epitomized style, class, and the pages were... Read more »