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American Pop Culture in the 1970s and the Aesthetics of Playboy Covers

July 15, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Julian Everett

The 1970s in America was a time of immense cultural transformation. It was a decade marked by the birth of new music genres, the rise of a counterculture that challenged societal norms, the continuation of the civil rights movement, and the impactful emergence of feminism.

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LeRoy Neiman: The Playboy Sketches of an Artistic Mastermind

July 20, 2023 in Arts & Culture by Charlotte Sinclair

In the 1980s, the pages of Playboy bore the hallmark of a unique artist who captured the essence of celebrities and society through deft strokes and raw creativity. That artist was LeRoy Neiman, whose sketches for the iconic magazine during that decade painted a vibrant picture of a transformative era.

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Iconic Meb Ribbed-Cardigan Poster: A Throwback to Playboy's August 1993 Issue

July 23, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Looking back at the pop culture of the past, it's fascinating to see how fashion, media, and advertising intertwined.

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Playboy Magazine, July 1988: Cindy Crawford Pictorial Review

July 24, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

The July 1988 issue of Playboy Magazine is memorable for featuring one of the most iconic supermodels of all time, Cindy Crawford. Famed photographer Herb Ritts masterfully captured her beauty in a series of scintillating summer-themed shots that capture the spirit of the season perfectly.

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"The Bikini Revolution in 1962: A Symbol of Emancipation and Feminine Allure in America"

Aug. 1, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Julian Everett

The bikini has always been more than just a piece of swimwear. When it made its way to the United States in the 1960s, it turned into a cultural phenomenon, symbolizing a new era of freedom, independence, and sexuality for women.

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Christophe Mourthe: A Pictorial Poet in the World of Photography

Aug. 2, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Known for his elegant and often ethereal photographic compositions, Christophe Mourthe has carved a unique niche in the world of photography. Born and educated in France, Mourthe's artistic journey has been nothing short of exceptional.

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A Nostalgic Dive into 1989: Unearthed Celebrity Portraits from Playboy's "20 Questions" Column

Sept. 14, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

The vintage allure of bygone eras often holds a treasure trove of forgotten masterpieces—whether it be fashion, film, or, in our case today, photography. After sifting through a comprehensive archive of Playboy USA, we stumbled upon a goldmine: the iconic and often overlooked celebrity portraits from Playboy’s long-running "20 Questions" column. The focus of today’s piece is the year 1989—a time marked by big hair, even bigger personalities, and boundary-pushing artistic endeavors. And you’re in for a real treat.

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Sharon Stone's Legendary Playboy Photoshoot, July 1990: A Pivotal Cultural Moment

Nov. 14, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

In July 1990, Sharon Stone, already a rising star in Hollywood, graced the pages of Playboy magazine, marking a pivotal moment in both her career and the cultural landscape of the time. The photoshoot, captured just before her breakthrough role in "Basic Instinct", showcased Stone's charisma and undeniable presence, transcending the typical expectations of celebrity glamour.

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Sherilyn Fenn: Ethereal Beauty in Twin Peaks, Captured by Barry Hollywood

Nov. 15, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

In the December 1990 issue of Playboy, captured through the lens of Barry Hollywood, we find an enchanting portrayal of Sherilyn Fenn by Glenn O'Brien. Fenn, with her gravskye-eyed gaze and porcelain skin, is the epitome of natural beauty. Her distinctive facial features are highlighted by a boomerang-shaped brow, adding an exclamation point to her already stunning visage.

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Kate Moss: Defining Fashion and Iconography Through the Lens of Playboy

Dec. 28, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Kate Moss is an iconic figure in the fashion industry, renowned for her distinctive style and enduring influence. Born on January 16, 1974, in Croydon, London, she was discovered at the age of 14 and rapidly ascended to supermodel status in the early 1990s. Moss's waifish figure was a stark contrast to the curvaceous models of the time, which helped propel the "heroin chic" fashion trend.

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John Lennon Reflects: The Beatles Songbook Unveiled

Feb. 13, 2024 in Arts & Culture by Julian Everett

In an intimate and revealing session, John Lennon delves into the heart and soul of The Beatles' music, offering unprecedented insights into their most iconic songs. Just a week before his tragic passing, Lennon sat down with Playboy to articulate the essence, origins, and lasting impact of the band's work, marking a rare exploration into the musical journey that defined a generation.

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20 QUESTIONS: RON HOWARD

Feb. 15, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Litle Opie has grown up and become a hotshot film director. Apparently, goin' fishin' with Andy and hanging out with the Fonz paid off. Not to mention an assortment of serious TV-film roles, a lead in "American Graffiti" and an apprenticeship ("Grand Theft Auto") in the Roger Corman school for budding directors. To Ron Howard's recent big-screen credit are "Night Shift" and "Splash." We asked Contributing Editor David Rensin to meet with Howard in Hollywood as he was putting the finishing touches on "Cocoon," just released. Says Rensin, "Ron Howard does not look dumb in a mustache. Aunt Bee would be mighty proud."

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The Shapely Miss Staley: A Channel Charmer in Compatible Color

Feb. 26, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Television tidbit, Joan Staley, pauses for a windblown moment outside CBS. At left, she digs for directorial data, above.

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20 QUESTIONS - MICHAEL MADSEN

Feb. 27, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Michael Madsen can easily look like a thug. The 37-year-old actor (and brother of actress Virginia Madsen) has certainly played his share—from the ominous Mr. Blond in "Reservoir Dogs" to the hazardous Rudd in "The Getaway" to the threatening Mr. Blonde in "Free Willy," and as Susan Sarandon's boyfriend, Jimmy, in "Thelma & Louise." These are his leather-knuckle, screwface haz 25 others, some you probably wished to know. And he's written a recently published book of neo-Bukowski poetry titled "Beer, Blood and Ashes."

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20 QUESTIONS - Dana Delany

April 23, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Dana Delany has an image problem. Sure, she has done steamy turns as William Dafoe’s ex-junkie girlfriend in "Light Sleeper" and a femme fatale in the miniseries "Wild Palms." But mostly Delany is remembered for playing McMurphy, the irrepressible and heroic nurse in TV’s Vietnam war drama, "China Beach."

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Donna Michelle: A Life in the Spotlight

May 14, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Donna Michelle: A Journey Through Fame and Beyond

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