7 facts about Playboy, which will surprise you
And where only the world coming to? Playboy magazine has announced unprecedented: it will no longer be printed on the pages of naked beauties and become accessible even for children! (Full details here). "Farewell, dear bunnies of Playboy, you will not be the same", - made sorry those who faithfully remembers what it meant to be a gentleman in the "special club".
But maybe a change for the better? In any case, we suggest to cheer with the help of amusing facts about the Playboy empire. You know, for example, that ...
1. Playboy logo is much more profitable than all nude pictures
The famous rabbit in a tie-butterfly this year, knocked 62, but from the moment of birth he had not changed! The first creative director of the magazine Art Paul sketched his profile in just half an hour, and it came out so well that the picture has become a truly iconic. According to research New York Times, the world's 3 most recognizable logo: Apple, Nike and Playboy.
2 Girls Playboy have changed radically
First it was The low white-skinned brunette with a figure of "hourglass" - like "Bunny" Bonnie Halpin, who in this photo in 1961 posing next to magazine founder Hugh Hefner.
But since the 90s and today is cultivated entirely different image: a tall, tanned, athletic-type blonde with voluminous breasts, often artificially increased. It says Hefner spends on breast implants their "girlfriends" for 70 thousand dollars a year.
There you have a visual comparison. Girlfriend Playboy 1960 21-year-old Ellen Stratton had options 89 - 50 (!) - 89 during the growth of 163 cm and weight 50 kg.
A Podruzhka 1997, Victor Silvstedt had such dimensions at 23 as follows: 102 - 64 - 94 during the growth of 180 cm and weight 63 kg.
3. Playboy was the most luxurious in the world of private airliner
Today's billionaires certainly excel in his own way, but in the 70s, when flying with comfort unless the head of the powerful states, Hugh Hefner was the only businessman, able to outdo them. The magazine then differed incredible seven millionth circulation, night clubs Playboy enjoyed wide popularity - God himself commanded to seize the moment!
Stylish McDonnell Douglas DC-9, named "Big Bunny", has managed in a fabulous sum for that time, 5, 5 million dollars (more than 33 million by today's money). It was a real summer apartment with a bedroom, living room, dining room and even a disco area in the tail.
Flight attendants, of course, were "Bunny Playboy" in seductive outfits.
4. The first Playboy number today is 6,000 times more expensive than
In this picture he is holding daughter, Christie Hefner, former CEO of the company.
A new magazine was released in December 1953, very modest print run - 54,000 copies - and cost only 50 cents. On its cover adorned Marilyn Monroe, who had just become popular and that Playboy has called the article "Love Goddess of our generation."
In today's auctions for these yellowed by time, ragged sheets of black and white photos are now willing to pay 3000 dollars.
5. The heroine Playboy once became unreal sex bomb
And in a very real sense, as instead of this girl of flesh and blood placed on the cover of a magazine cartoon character Marge Simpson. It was in November 2009, when the famous TV series "The Simpsons" celebrates 20 years on the air. Everything was as it should be, but, of course, in a humorous way: at Marge interviewed gave fill out a form "of Playboy model" (among other things, there are listed parameters 66-66-66 and growth of 2 meters with hair) and made an erotic photo shoot, though without full nudity.
6. The legendary Playboy mansion is not the sweet life of
In this vast polugoticheskom Castle in Los Angeles, in addition to the 89-year-old owner and his 29-year-old wife, has lived a "harem" of girls, whose duty is to accompany Hefner at social events and to receive visitors during the noisy parties, magazine that periodically arranges for a narrow circle of the elect.
Each receives US $ 1,000 per week, a car and a full coverage of medical expenses, including plastic surgery. But at the same time:
- has the right to work anywhere except at Hefner;
- can be the heroine of the magazine, as the status of the Playmates Playboy - is known and the path to independence;
- is required to abide by a strict curfew not to leave the castle after 9 pm (except with the owner). For violation of it loses money allowance.
Add to this the fact that the mansion is not so clear, given the variety of guests, the scope of parties and a large number of domestic fowl. And in the famous "cave" with a mini-pools, which is in the basement, and all you can pick up any infection, as happened in 2011 with hundreds of guests who were ill "Legionnaires' disease".
7. The first Russian Playboy model starred Secret
25-year-old Natalia Nehoda, star of the first Soviet erotic "Little Vera", agreed to shoot "for the interest and the money," but hoped that "the rumors do not reach the Union": to Soviet woman adorned in the nude centerfold Western journal - it it was unheard of!
But it is no secret, of course, did not work, and it is unlikely it can be expected for all the scandalous magazine fame. But this survey in 1989 can be considered a historical and unique.
Incidentally, the Russian version of Playboy began to produce only in 1995, when the West of its 42 years to stare holes! That's looked cover of the first issue: they say, "look for the woman."
Meanwhile, the Mexican Playboy said "will continue to represent on their pages full of naked women," despite the decision of the US to abandon it. Whether to keep the traditions of Russian Playboy? Anyway, let's hope he does remain in the country under the conditions become tougher since 2016 on the media law.