As you may have heard, Playboy is going to be non-nude starting with the March 2016 issue, which actually comes out in the month of February, because that’s how magazines roll. This means the models, celebrities and, yes, Playmates will not be naked for the first time since our founder Hugh Hefner laid out the first issue in 1953.
- Playboy is Doing What?!?, Playboy.com, 13 oktober 2015
"Now you can really read it for the articles." -- Ett par tusen lustigkurrar som kom på samma skämt.
På något sätt känns varje beskrivning av Playboys mystiska, nostalgiska storhetstid som en dödsruna.
It is difficult, in a media market that has been so fragmented by the web, to imagine the scope of Playboy’s influence at its peak. A judge once ruled that denying blind people a Braille version of it violated their First Amendment rights. It published stories by Margaret Atwood and Haruki Murakami among others, and its interviews have included Malcolm X, Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jimmy Carter, who admitted that he had lusted in his heart for women other than his wife. Madonna, Sharon Stone and Naomi Campbell posed for the magazine at the peak of their fame. Its best-selling issue, in November of 1972, sold more than seven million copies.
- Nudes Are Old News at Playboy, New York Times, 12 oktober 2015