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A Magazine: Playboy (South Africa), October, 1996

This issue of Playboy is a South African edition! Playboy South Africa has lived and died twice in Africa now, once in the 1990’s and once in the 2010’s. This magazine comes from the former years.

I thought this editorial of Sam Fox was really beautifully and tastefully shot.

Below and above shows the playmate of the month, Miss October’s, centrefold in the magazine.

The above and below “Cuba Libre!” editorial in B&W is also really beautifully shot.

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A Magazine: Playboy (USA), February, 1975

This 1975 edition was given to my partner as a gift, it’s his birth month and year. Ive made a selection of my favourites or of the more interesting pages which incorporate imagery of women in them to show here.

I find the cover of this edition really beautiful, whimsical and romantic, more so than other editions Ive seen.

Above is a pull-out postcard which a reader can use to apply for a subscription to the magazine with the statement: “Knowing what a man wants”.

You can even order life-size (!) posters of your favourite Playmates or bridge decks/playing cards (below).

In comparison to the cover of the magazine I was pretty surprised by this editorial featuring Linda Lovelace. She was an American pornographic actress made famous for her role in the hardcore 1972 movie Deep Throat. I suppose its maybe not so surprising considering her context,- I just didn’t expect ( maybe rather conservativly) the magazine to publish content with men and women together in a sex act.

The above image reminder me so much of the below, very famous painting by French artist Gustave Courbet called L’Origine du monde (“The Origin of the World”)

Above and below is the Miss February Playmate centrefold.

This below editorial campaign for a ties, “Fit to be Untied”, shows two models being tied up with three men on the double page spread and, on the other, a single page spread one women, wrists bound. The men in suits the women in half undress.