Playboy is a slightly erotic American monthly magazine that first appeared in December 1953. Since then, it has led a turbulent but nonetheless continuous existence.
Playboy is a cocktail of mainly long fiction texts written by some of the world’s greatest artists, along with very wide-ranging articles on less obvious subjects, often about art, and from the 1960s onwards, a page-long interview with this or that (im)celebrity; all of this seasoned with a subtle layer of eroticism, although the word ‘subtle’ may be omitted from the 1990s onwards. Not to be forgotten, an endless section of readers’ letters, interesting to know how John with the cap thought at the time.
Except for the erotic chapters, you will find relatively few photos in this magazine, at least as far as the issues before 1985 are concerned.
Playboy is a fixture in the world of journalism. The articles are very varied. Thus we distinguish articles about the spectators of jazz concerts | own opinions | don’t hate yourself the morning after you weren’t the only one having a good time | sex in the business world it is used and abused | making the perfect martini shake | the basic clothing for the man | the Sammy Davis story | how to succeed in the business world without really trying | agoraphobia | a guide through the nightlife of Tokyo | interview with Helen Gurley Brown | ghost money | women from Africa | the dream house and how to avoid it | 1984 and afterwards | the drink by the people | the boat for pleasure. Tokyo | interview with Helen Gurley Brown | ghost money | an investigation of the real estate sector | women from Africa | the dream house and how to avoid it | 1984 and beyond | Rum the drink reviewed | small boats for pleasure | air France | how to travel | choosing your second wife | youth the oppressed majority | interview with Ramsey Clark | gold | the business world of Detroit | former Yugoslavia | a timeless wardrobe There are also many sections with readers’ letters, jokes, tips for going out and many short stories.