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Playboy Models Retire Their Bunny Ears

Tuesday 10.23.2012 , Posted by

Based on the products that fill billboards and magazine pages, it’s safe to say that aging is a major concern for many women. Youth and beauty inevitably fade and for some this may feel like a loss of identity, for others it may be a source of empowerment. Robyn Twomey photographed some of the women, whose exceptional beauty once graced the pages of Playboy magazine, many decades later at a Reunion party in Las Vegas. See how these lovely ladies look long after they’ve retired their bunny ears. [Read more...]

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Syd Mead And The Playboy Land Yacht

Thursday 04.21.2011 , Posted by

The swinging 60s stoked the fire for Hugh Hefner’s bathrobe and tobacco pipe aesthetic. The 70s witnessed the ascension of Playboy to the zenith of popular culture, and Hefner became the envy of every red blooded American male; beautiful women, wild all-night parties, and a lenient attitude toward drugs. The magazine came to represent the culture of the 70s, with Hefner branding himself as a bon vivant and man about town. If Playboy became Hefner’s platform for promoting his hedonistic lifestyle, then the design of the Playboy Land Yacht was his chariot. [Read more...]

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