Tag: Hugh Hefner

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 »

What it's like to reshoot a Playboy Magazine cover, 38 years later!

A shot from my Dec. 1979 centerfold shoot that was taken at photographer Richard Fegley's house in Chicago. His wife served me lunch.
I was floored when I opened the email. It read (in part), “I’m a photo editor on Playboy’s digital team. I’m working on an exciting new project, alongside the Playboy team and Cooper Hefner, for Playboy.com— and we thought this was a wonderful way for you to be involved. Hugh Hefner created the Playmate with... Read more »

Playboy Playmates and vintage stars unite at Hollywood Show Chicago

Playboy Playmates at the Hollywood Show--(clockwise from L) Gale Olson, me, Liz Glazowski, Reagan Wilson, Crystal McCahill and Cathy St. George with Maybelline.
I always love participating in autograph signing conventions. I used to meet up with my Playboy Playmate pals at Glamourcon, a show that was run by Bob Schultz but no longer exists. I lamented this loss and didn’t think I would have any other chance to see my friends now that Glamourcon is gone and... Read more »
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Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards
The lanky, over 6-footer is the spitting image of his dad Hugh Hefner. I was taken aback when I first saw him as the resemblance is so startling. And at age 25, the same age his dad was when he founded Playboy, he has Hefner’s sensibilities and, as of 6 months ago, the title of... Read more »

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends

Chicago International Television Festival to offer screenings, honor industry legends
The Chicago International Television Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will take place March 21st – 23rd at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) This annual Festival features the best of the best in local, national and international television and will honor WGN’s entertainment reporter Dean Richards, legendary television producer Joe Sedelmaier and Amazon... Read more »

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume

Woman's History Month: The designer behind the iconic Playboy Bunny costume
Zelda Wynn Valdes was an influential African American fashion designer perhaps best known for helping to create the iconic Playboy Bunny costume. She grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where she began her professional career working in her uncle’s White Plains, New York tailoring shop.  Around the same time, Valdes began working as a stock girl... Read more »
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Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner

Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner
I never thought it was a good idea to transition to a non-nude Playboy Magazine and now my instincts have been confirmed. Thank goodness for Cooper Hefner. He was never in favor of this move and now, four months after being brought on as chief creative director, the no-nudes policy has been scrapped. In this... Read more »

The Bunnies are BACK! Playboy set to open club in New York after 30 year absence

The Bunnies are BACK! Playboy set to open club in New York after 30 year absence
The Bunnies are BAACK! I’m thrilled to hear, after a 30 year absence, Playboy is opening up a new club in New York! The lounge and supper club is slated to open in the new Cachet Boutique hotel later this year in midtown Manhattan. The space will feature a lounge, a game room, a full-service dining... Read more »

Candid Candace on Russian TV? Da!

With videographer Sergei Zhukov and "pust govoryat" producer Natalie Mak.
When I received the email, I thought it was a hoax. A lady by the name of Nataliya Mak contacted me saying she was a producer for a TV show, pust govoryat, that airs on the Channel One Network in Russia and would I be available for an interview. In her email, she said, “We... 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 »