Playboy magazine was founded by Hugh Hefner and first came out in November 1953. 54, 175 copies were sold at 50 cents each! The first magazine had only 44 pages.
Initially, the magazine was planned to be called "Bachelor Party", but this trademark was already taken. The famous rabbit logo appeared on every cover in the second edition in January 1954.
Pamela Anderson has appeared on the cover of Playboy more than any other model, specifically 10 times between 1989 and 2001. Playboy appeared on television in 1982. In the same year, Hefner's daughter, Christie, took over as president of the company.
There are 18 international Playboy publications around the world. They are located in Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain and Taiwan. In many parts of Asia, including India, China, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Brunei, the sale and distribution of Playboy is prohibited. In addition, its sale and distribution is prohibited in almost all Muslim countries in Asia and Africa, such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. However, the magazine is sold in Hong Kong.
An interesting fact, in Japan, where the genitals of models cannot be shown, a separate edition of Playboy is published under license by Shueisha.
Published since 1970 by a playboy for the visually impaired, this version of the magazine is written in type for the blind and has no pictures.
The magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary in the January 2004 issue. The celebrations took place in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Moscow. Interesting fact t, Hugh Hefner in his 82 years still leads an active lifestyle and has sex, according to rumors he has about 4, 000 women.