Kim Basinger, Jenny McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Madonna, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone are just a few of the actresses who posed for the men’s magazine Playboy before it abandoned full nudity — and then quickly brought it back.
In fact, the magazine became famous in large part by featuring Marilyn Monroe when she was one of the most famous, glamorous and celebrated of Hollywood stars. It’s clear Hugh Hefner has always had a close relationship with Hollywood — inviting both luminaries (and not-so-luminary celebrities) to visit his mansion. He has sold it, but continues to live there.
It unveiled new original digital video programming and a branded content studio recently at its first ever NewFront event.
Deputy editor Hugh Garvey will head playboy Studios, the company’s in-house branded content studio.
“For decades, Playboy has been a platform for expression and creativity – a catalyst for progress,” Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders said. “We’ve often been an advocate and an activist – a proponent of individual freedom. We have always pushed the boundaries of imagination; we’re an aspirational brand and have been a vanguard for exploration, all the while giving a voice to provocative opinions. Now, with the debut of our original video slate, we’re continuing to usher in a new era of Playboy. And we’re just getting started.”
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