Tag Archives | Marilyn-Monroe

…Playboy wants you to read Cover to Cover?

Playboy Cover To Cover Archive

Since Marilyn Monroe appeared on the first cover in 1953, Playboy has published more than 650 issues containing more than 100,000 pages. You’d need to sacrifice a whole forest of trees to print each of those issues again though, so Playboy has kindly created the Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive, a ‘travel-friendly’ 250GB drive that contains every issue ever printed from 1953 to 2010.

[Playboy Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive]

…Playboy’s playmates don’t have average BMIs?

Playboy Playmate BMI

Wired put together a rather interesting bit of ‘infoporn’ that compares the BMI (body-mass index) of Playboy playmate centerfolds to that of the typical American woman from December 1953 (Marilyn Monroe) to January 2009 (Dasha Astafieva).

The results are clear: While the typical American woman’s BMI has steadily climbed over the years, the typical playmate’s has slowly declined over that same period.

As Wired notes though, the facts and figures given by Playboy for each of their playmates probably have a fair dose of estimation, guessing and exaggeration built in, but even still, it’s telling of what they think the average American ‘wants’ vs. what the average American really is.

[Wired – Playboy Playmate BMI and Average BMI]

[Via: Flowing Data]

…Playboy loves celebrities?


Playboy has a magical way of getting celebrities to slip out of their usual attire and show the world what they’re working with. Playboy: The Celebrities is a coffee table book featuring 150 of the most famous Playboy celebrity features, including Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans, and Farrah Fawcett. It’s funny what a pictorial can do for a career.

[Via: Uncrate]