Tag: Playboy Magazine

Remembering Hugh Hefner on his birthday by a Bunny who loved him

By “Candid” Candace (Collins) Jordan, first published in Chicago Star Media. April 9, 1926, Hugh Marston Hefner was born. Today, he would’ve been 95 years old. I still miss him and always will. Playboy has played the biggest role in my life, bringing me from St. Louis to Chicago, honoring me with a centerfold and... Read more »

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)
When Playboy recently decided to change its Playmate of the Year policy, I was dead set against it. I’m basically a traditionalist and I loved all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the selection of the Playmate chosen for this high honor, the one woman selected to represent all others for that particular year. But, after... Read more »

Playboy Magazine falls victim to Covid-19: The end of an era for this iconic brand as it looks toward a digital future

Playboy Magazine falls victim to Covid-19: The end of an era for this iconic brand as it looks toward a digital future
I woke up to such sad news today. My beloved Playboy magazine may well have published its last print issue due to complications from Covid-19. When I shot my cover pictorial in the last Equality issue on October 22, everyone at the mag seemed so upbeat and positive about the future of Playboy and then,... Read more »
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Playboy holiday party introduces The Equality Issue with Playmates and friends

With sister Playmates Victoria Valentino, Louann Fernald, Jean Tomasino Keough and Michelle Drake.
The Playboy Holiday Party was held at the Culver Hotel on December 11 and it was a little like old home week for me. I loved seeing some of the past Playmates there and it was great to get a first-look at the Winter 2020 issue, titled “The Equality Issue: Once a Playmate, Always a... Read more »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

Is there a conscious effort to ruin Playboy Magazine?

Is there a conscious effort to ruin Playboy Magazine?
And I thought the first non-nude issue of Playboy Magazine was bad! OMG, I just saw the April 2016 cover and I just can’t believe it. I now think there is a conscious effort afoot to completely ruin the magazine, particularly in the image Hugh Hefner visualized. I can’t imagine how he feels, sitting at... Read more »
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Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
I stayed up later than I wanted to just to get a look at Playboy’s new covergirl Sarah McDaniel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is, as you know, the first to pose in Playboy’s new, “improved” edition sans nudity. Supposedly, she was chosen due to her Instagram following (299K) and her photographer... Read more »