Playboy: 50 Years: The Cartoons

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Hugh M. Hefner, Michelle Urry
Chronicle Books, 2004 - 368 páginas
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For 50 years, Playboy magazine has showcased the world's best and brightest cartoonists. Their spectacular stable of artists includes luminaries such as Buck Brown, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Doug Sneyd, Gahan Wilson, and hundreds of others. Hip subversives and sly revolutionaries all, Playboy's artists have continually proffered a sophisticated brand of humor sorely missing in other mens magazines. Now, Playboy celebrates its golden anniversary with this glorious collection of the finest and funniest cartoons. Handpicked by Hugh M. Hefner himself, the pages are filled with the distillation of the entire cartoon archive, offering insightful commentary on topics from the sexual revolution to relationships, money, and politics. More than 450 cartoons feature sweet young things, terrible tarts, winsome wives, suitors, and studs -- a riotous chronicle of five decades of Playboy cartoons.

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Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 9, 1926. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Illinois, where he edited the humor magazine and started a photo feature called Co-ed of the Month. Before creating Playboy magazine, he worked for the personnel department of a cardboard-box manufacturer, wrote advertising copy for a department store and for Esquire magazine, and was the circulation promotion manager for Children's Activities. The first issue of Playboy was published in 1953. Hefner's company branched into movie, cable and digital production, sold its own line of clothing and jewelry, and opened clubs, resorts and casinos. He appeared on several television shows including Playboy's Penthouse, Playboy After Dark, and The Girls Next Door. He edited several Playboy books including The Century of Sex. He died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 91.

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