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Playboy Australia

April 2019

Playboy has unveiled the latest creative evolution of the brand with its re-focused principles that are core to our philosophy and also includes more provocative pictorials. Last year, we removed explicit nudity, but from here on out, it is freedom of choice and personal expression that our fans will experience once again within the pages of the magazine. Playboy remains committed to its award-winning mix of long-form journalism, interviews and fiction and has recently brought back some of its familiar franchises, such as Playboy’s Party Jokes, Playboy Cartoons, World of Playboy, and the debut of the Heritage section. Discover what you’ve been missing and subscribe now.

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Editor-in-Chief Dirk SteenekampAssociate Editor Jason FleetwoodGraphic Designer Koketso MoganetsiFashion Editor Lexie RobbGrooming Editor Greg ForbesGaming Editor Andre CoetzerTech Editor Peter WolffIllustrations Toon53 ProductionsMotoring Editor John PageSenior Photo Editor Luba V NelADVERTISING SALES pieter@dhsmedia.co.zafor more informationPHONE: +27 10 006 0051MAIL: PO Box 71450, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2021ADDRESS: First Floor Block 6 Fourways Office Park, Cnr Roos Street & Fourways Boulevard, 2191EMAIL: info@dhsmedia.co.zaWEB: www.playboymagaustralia.comFACEBOOK: facebook.com/Playboy-AustraliaINSTAGRAM: playboy_australiaPLAYBOY ENTERPRISES, INTERNATIONALHugh M. Hefner, FOUNDERU.S. PLAYBOYBen Kohn, Chief Executive OfficerCooper Hefner, Chief Creative OfficerMichael Phillips, SVP, Digital ProductsJames Rickman, Executive EditorPLAYBOY INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHINGReena Patel, Chief Commercial Officer & Head of OperationsHazel Thomson, Senior Director, International LicensingPLAYBOY Australia is published by DHS Media House. Material in this publication, including text and images, is protected by copyright. It may not be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, broadcast, or…

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Edwidge DanticatNewly discovered words from the late, great Maya Angelou are in good hands with novelist Danticat: One of the first English-language books she read after moving to the U.S. from Haiti at the age of 12 was Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. “She never allowed racist, sexist, homophobic or other kinds of demeaning talk in her presence,” Danticat says of the subject of our Heritage feature A Phenomenal Woman. “We can be free to speak and not destroy others with our tongues.”Ryan PflugerBradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and now Ezra Miller and Roxane Gay: Pfluger brings his inimitable point of view to each of his subjects. “Identifying as queer and having a mostly queer crew changes the environment and how a subject reacts or embraces…

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what i learned from playmates

“Incidentally, what religion are the Davidsons?”“Winter has come, babe. Time to cover it all up until next summer.”I STARTED WORKING AT magazine in 1973 at the age of 25. As the youngest editor, the low man on the totem pole, I inherited the job no one wanted: writing “girl copy” — the stories that accompany the Centerfolds. For a decade or so I interviewed the Playmates, meeting them for lunch or dinner in fancy restaurants, dark bars, beer gardens, tiny apartments, coffee shops — all expenses paid. In what world could this possibly be considered grunt work instead of a dream job? Well, if you were a serious journalist — as PLAYBOY editors often liked to think of themselves — then interviewing Jimmy Carter for the November 1976 issue, not…

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the king of free speech

THE FIRST TIME COMEDIAN Lenny Bruce was booked on obscenity charges, it was for saying the word cocksucker onstage in San Francisco in 1961. The second time was in Los Angeles, and the words in question included schmuck and motherfucker. The next time: tits and balls in Chicago. And the final time, the one that ultimately turned the bohemian provocateur into a martyr to free speech, was in 1964 at Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. Bruce joked about sex acts with animals, among other things, as undercover agents in the audience took notes on his material. The district attorney’s office decided to make an example out of him, beginning one of the most notorious obscenity trials in U.S. history.Despite the best efforts of his lawyers (who were First…

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welcome to hef’s party

THE DOOR OF A BLACK LIMO opens, and the chauffeur beckons you inside. Suddenly you’re rolling down Sunset Boulevard, city lights flashing outside as champagne flows in the backseat. A jazzy tune plays as your destination looms in the sleek, shiny cityscape — the penthouse of Playboy’s Los Angeles headquarters. Elevator doors open to reveal a star-studded party in full swing, guests mingling, dancing and drinking.An American playboy’s fantasy come true? That’s exactly what the opening sequence of Hugh Hefner’s Playboy After Dark variety show sought to embody.Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, having run in syndication for two seasons, from 1969 to 1970, Playboy After Dark was a heady unraveling of the traditional talk show and variety formats. Each episode was structured as a party hosted by Hefner, at…

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elaine stella

Describe yourself in three words.Fun, cautious, caring.Were you excited to shoot for Playboy?Yes, super excited, a dream come true.What was it like starting as a model?I was young, nervous, but very curiousWhat would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far?I would have to say trying to tell the difference between fake and real offers, also trying not to get swept up in the lifestyle too much and remember my roots.Describe your perfect day off when not modelling.Definitely cuddled up in a blanket with some snacks and tvDo you feel more like a city person or a country person?Country on so many levels!If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?I would have to say New Zealand.Do you have a secret Talent?Yes, I…