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   Table of Contents
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   Introduction
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   - About this FAQ
   * About the Playboy Mailing List
   - About alt.mag.playboy
   - About the Playboy Collectors Association
   - About Playboy Magazine and Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
   * About the Playboy World Wide Web Site
   
   Questions about Playboy
   -----------------------
   - Is Playboy obscene/pornography?
   - Are there databases of [playmates/articles/books/videos]?
   - I heard Playboy wasn't Hefner's first choice as a name.  What was?
   - When was the first issue of Playboy published?
   - Why can't I find the March 1955 issue of Playboy?
   * How much is the [month year] issue of Playboy worth?
   - What are those stars on the cover inside or next to the 'P' in
     Playboy?
   - Where can I get other Playboy products?
   - How can I change my subscription address?
   - Where should I send letters to Playboy?
   + Where should I send email to Playboy?
   - What to do when you don't receive an issue
   * What countries have their own editions of Playboy?
   * What cities had Playboy Clubs and/or Hotel/Casinos?
   - Wasn't there a Playboy TV/radio show?
   
   Questions about Hugh Hefner
   ---------------------------
   - How old is Hugh Hefner?
   - Is he really a genius?
   - Who are some of his romantic interests?
   * Does he have any kids?
   - Does he really have an animal species named after him?
   + Where does he live?
   
   Questions about Playmates
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   - Was [person] ever a Playmate of the Month?
   + Do you have any statistics on Playmates?
   - How can I write my favorite Playmate?
   - How much do the Playmates get paid to pose?
   - Who was the first Playmate of the Month?
   - How has the centerfold evolved over the years?
   - Who was the first Playmate of the Year?
   - Who was the first African-American Playmate of the Month?
   - Who was the first Asian-American Playmate of the Month?
   - Who was the first Foreign Playmate of the Month?
   - Who was the first Playmate to show pubic hair?
   - Who was the first double sided Playmate of the Month?
   - Who was the last Playmate of the Month in a stapled issue?
   - Who was the first Playmate of the Month in a glued issue?
   - Who was the first Playmate with a Data Sheet?
   - Who was the first Playmate to sign her centerfold?
   - Who was the youngest Playmate of the Month?
   * Who was the oldest Playmate of the Month?
   * Who was the last anonymous Playmate?
   - Who are the Anniversary Playmates?
   - Who has the most apperances on the cover of Playboy?
   - How many Playmates have been Playmate of the Month multiple times?
   - How many times have there been two Playmates of the Month?
   - How many times have there been twins as Playmates of the Month?
   * How many times have sisters or twins independently been Playmates
     of the Month?
   - How many Playmates have had daughters who were also Playmates?
   - How many Playmates have appeared in movies or on television?
   - How many Playmates have had the same name?
   * How many Playmates have appeared with multiple or fake names?
   * How many Playmates were married when they posed for Playboy?
   - How many Playmates are deceased?
   
   Miscelaneous Questions
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   * How many times have men appeared on the cover of Playboy?
   - Who was the first male to show full frontal nudity in Playboy?
   - Who was the oldest woman to appear in a Playboy Pictorial?
   - What are some non-Playmate related firsts?
   - Who designed the Playboy Bunny?
   - Hasn't  been in Playboy?
   - Where can I get back issues of Playboy?
   
   Storage Issues
   --------------
   - How should I store my back-issues of Playboy?
   * I can't find bags/backing boards locally.  Where can I get them?
   - I've found a source for bags/backing boards.  What size do I need?
   
   Appendix A
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   - Contacting Foreign Editions of Playboy
   
   Appendix B - Dealers
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   - Mail Order
   - California
   - Colorado
   - Georgia
   - Illinois
   - Kentucky
   - Maryland
   - Michigan
   - Missouri
   - Ohio
   - Virginia
   - Washington
   
   Appendix C - Reputable Mail Order Dealers
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   - Ken Ritchie
   - Ohio Book Store
   - Everybody's Magazines
   
   References/Credits
   
   
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Introduction
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- About this FAQ

  This FAQ came into being in April 1994, shortly after the debut of
  the Playboy mailing list in February 1994.  This is about the time I
  decided to become a 'serious' collector, and started searching for
  older issues.

  I started collecting the questions and answers on the mailing list,
  then added more information gathered primarily from the 40th and 35th
  anniversary issues.  Most of the information from the anniversary
  issues falls into the 'interesting fact' category, rather than the
  'frequently asked questions' category.

  If you know of an interesting fact that is not included, please let
  me know.  If it is of general interest, I'll include it (ie the first
  Irish born Playmate with gray eyes who was over 5' 6" tall and loved
  dogs is a little bit too specific).

* About the Playboy Mailing List

  Contact: playboy-request@lovesexy.com (Peggy Wilkins)

  Purpose: Whether you're a collector, a fan, or just a casual reader,
  the Playboy Mailing List offers much to the man or woman who reads
  Playboy. As a discussion list concerning itself with Playboy Magazine
  and Playboy Enterprises, Inc., virtually any related topic is
  appropriate, including, but not limited to: collecting info,
  trade/sale/wanted posts, PEI business news, Hef sightings, product
  reviews (any media), critical review & analysis, intelligent
  appreciation and examination of the Playboy lifestyle, and of course
  news about all your favorite Playmates. ;)

  To subscribe, send an email message to playboy-request@lovesexy.com
  with the word "subscribe" in the Subject: field of your message.

  NOTE : At Playboy's request, the Playboy Mailing List FTP site no
  longer contains copies of images from the Playboy Web Page.

  For more information, you could also check out the PML Web site, at
  : 

- About alt.mag.playboy

  alt.mag.playboy is a USENET newsgroup dedicated to the discussion of
  Playboy Magazine.  I'm not sure who created it, so I can't say too
  much about it.  It is an completely umoderated group, so the messages
  are often less sophisticated that those on the mailing list. Recently
  it has become a very popular place to find adds for Playboy back
  issues for sale, or wanted.

- About the Playboy Collectors Association.

  I only just recently discovered the Playboy Collectors Association.
  It was started in 1987 by Tom Bonner.  The main purpose of the PCA
  is to help promote the hobby and give information to collectors on
  buying and selling Playboy Memorabilia.  Anyone having questions
  on selling their early issues or Playboy Memorabilia can write PCA
  with a self-addressed envelope.  PCA will help try to find a buyer,
  either through other collectors or other dealers.  Playboy
  Memorabilia includes items from the catalogs, clubs or casinos and
  magazines from 1953 through 1955.  Information on joining the Playboy
  Collectors Association, receiving the PCA newsletter, and buying
  other guides can be obtained by also sending a self addressed
  envelope to :

  : Tom Bonner
  : PO Box 653
  : Phillipsburg, MO 65722-0653

- About Playboy Magazine and Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

  Playboy Magazine was founded by Hugh Hefner.  The first issue was
  published in November of 1953.  The issue had no date on it, as
  Mr. Hefner was unsure if there would ever be a second issue.  Luckily
  there was.  It is now a monthly publication from Playboy Enterprises,
  Inc.  It is self-billed as "Entertainment for Men" and features
  articles on a wide variety of issues; reviews of movies, books,
  music, cars, sports and new gadgets; interesting and in-depth
  interviews; and last, but not least, pictorials of beautiful women.
  Eventually, Playboy branched out and published books, videos, special
  pictorial issues, and more recently, designer apparel.

* About the Playboy World Wide Web Site

  The Playboy home page contains excerpts from the Dear Playboy, Movie
  Reviews, Book Reviews, Playboy Advisor and miscellaneous quotes from
  the various other articles and features. It also contains the full
  text of selected Playboy interviews, which change periodically.

  Starting with the December 1994 Playmate Elisa Bridges, each Playmate
  has a page dedicated to her.  These pages ususally contain a blurb
  about the Playmate, an inline, rated PG-13 JPEG, and a link for
  downloading an unpublished nude JPEG of the Playmate.  Some pages
  also include digitized signatures and sound clips.

  And finally, there are links to The Playboy Catalog and a page
  describing the various Playboy email addresses.

  The Playboy Home Page can be found at .

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Questions about Playboy
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- Is Playboy obscene/pornography?

  Oh no you don't.  I'm not even gonna touch that one.  Obscenity and
  pornography are both subjective labels, and each person must make
  that decision for themselves.  If it could be determined objectively,
  you wouldn't be asking me.

- Are there databases of [playmates/articles/books/videos]?

  If you have the money to spend, Bob Chatham and Paul Hugli maintain
  the "Destiny Reference Guide."  Volume 1 covers Playboy magazine from
  December 1953 through June 1992, including Playmates, Pictorials,
  Articles and Interviews.  Volume 2 covers Centerfolds and models
  appearances in calendars, videos, specials, movies and television
  programs.  They are both printed on 8.5"x11" paper with plastic spiral
  binding.  They are also available in database form.  Both volumes are
  available from Ken Ritchie (see Apendix B) : Volume 1 is $25, Volume 2
  is $20.  The database is $250, and is only available directly from :    

  : Paul Hugli
  : 9440 Nichols
  : Bellflower, CA 90706

  If you are interested in an electronic version, but do not have the
  $250 for the Destiny Reference, you can try the mailing list FTP site.
  Several people on the mailing list are trying to create various
  databases, but they are all still very incomplete.  A list of
  available files is at 

  : 

- I heard Playboy wasn't Hefner's first choice as a name.  What was?

  Hefner originally intended the magazine to be called "Stag Party" but
  switched to Playboy when Stag Magazine threatened legal action.

- When was the first issue of Playboy published?

  The first issue was published in December 1953, although the issue had
  no date.

- Why can't I find the March 1955 issue of Playboy?

  Because there isn't one.  Playboy was not able to meet the publishing
  deadline for the March issue, so they published the late March issue
  as the April issue and have continued to publish issues a month early
  every since then.

* How much is the (month year) issue of Playboy worth?

  That depends on the issue and the condition of the magazine.  A copy
  of the first issue can run as high as $8,000 (near mint condition) or
  as low as $500 (fair/poor condition).

  Appendix C of this FAQ contains a list of reputable dealers and their
  Price lists.  These lists can give you an idea of how much you would
  pay for a particular issue.  Of course, don't expect to be able to
  sell an issue for the listed price, especially issues from after the
  1960s.

  There are several book and guides available.  The most up to date is
  "Playboy Magazine Price Guide and Checklist" from the Playboy
  Collectors Association.  This simple guide is obviously not done by
  a professional publisher, but is nonetheless the most current and
  complete guide.  It contains thumb-nail photos of each centerfold
  (black and white photocopied) from December 1953 through December 
  1976 and each cover from December 1953 through December 1963.  It
  lists the price of each issues in Fine, Very Good and Good condition.
  It is $8.95 and is available from Ken Ritchie (see appendix C) or
  directly from PCA :

  : Playboy Collector Association
  : PO Box 653
  : Phillipsburg, MO 65722-0653

  "The Playboy Collectors Guide and Price List 6th edition"
  Published and distributed by Budget Enterprises
  P.O. Box 592, Snowdon Station, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3X 3T7.
  This is a professionally done paperback book, 383 pages long.  It
  is a comprehensive guide specifically for Playboy collectors.  It
  also contains black and white thumb-nail photos of each cover, and
  lists the feature articles, pictorial and interviews for every issue
  from December 1953 through December 1983.  This would be invaluable
  if it were more up to date.  As a guide to collecting, though, it
  has no equal.

  The Collectors Guide and Price List is available from Ken Ritche (see
  Appendix C) for $9.

- What are those stars on the cover inside or next to the 'P' in the
  Playboy?

  Popular rumor was that the number of stars represented either the
  number of times Hugh Hefner had slept with the Playmate of the Month,
  or his rating of how good she was in bed.  Officially, however, the
  start represent the advertising region for that magazine.  If you
  find the same issue with a different number of stars, you will notice
  that some of the advertisements are different.  There were 13
  regions, including Chicago Metropolitan, New York Metropolitan,
  Southern California, Northern California, Central, Eastern, Western,
  Southeastern, Southwestern, Canada, International, United Kingdom
  and Military.  The last issue with the stars was September 1979

- Where can I get Playboy products?

  Contact Playboy at 1-800-423-9494 and request a current copy of their
  catalog.  They only sell Playboy Products inside the U.S., their
  territories and Canada, supposedly because of too many problems with
  customs, duty, etc.  For memorabilia (stuff advertised in older
  issues), try Ken Ritchie (see Appenix C).

- How can I change my subscription address?

  You may be able to do it over the phone, at the customer service
  number below, but I've never tried it.  The cover on each issues says
  to cut out your current mailing label and return it, along with your
  new address, to :

  : Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
  : PO Box 2007
  : Harlan, Iowa 51593-0222
  : 1-800-999-4438 (Customer Service, 9am-7pm Eastern)

- Where should I send letters to Playboy?

  To write Playboy Forum :

  : The Playboy Forum Reader Response
  : Playboy
  : 680 North Lake Shore Drive
  : Chicago, Illinois 60611
  : Fax (312) 951-2939

  To write Dear Playboy

  : Dear Playboy
  : Playboy
  : 680 North Lake Shore Drive
  : Chicago, Illinois 60611
  : Fax (312) 649-9534

  To write the Playboy Advisor (include SASE):

  : The Playboy Advisor
  : Playboy
  : 680 North Lake Shore Drive
  : Chicago, Illinois 60611

  To change you subscription address :

  : Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
  : PO Box 2007
  : Harlan, Iowa 51593-0222

+ Where should I send email to Playboy?

  ADVISOR@PLAYBOY.COM - THE PLAYBOY ADVISOR
  Welcome to the Playboy Advisor.  All reasonable questions -- from
  fashion, food and drink, stereos and sports cars to  dating problems,
  taste and etiquette -- will be personally answered.  We will print
  the most provocative, pertinent queries.  We do not publish e-mail
  addresses in the Advisor.

  MACTECH@PLAYBOY.COM - MACINTOSH GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
  Welcome to Playboy's Graphics Technology Department,  where the
  future is our horizon.  We represent the Macintosh-based segment of
  Playboy Enterprises, so if you have a new software product you think
  we might be interested in, or hardware we just can't live without,
  don't hesitate to send us e-mail.  We are always searching for ways
  to do it newer, better, faster.  Share your ideas with us.

  DEARPB@PLAYBOY.COM - DEAR PLAYBOY
  Welcome to Dear Playboy.  Please send e-mail messages to  this
  address if you are commenting on an article, pictorial, column or
  other section of the magazine.  We may print your e-mail message.  If
  we do, we'll also publish your e-mail address unless you request that
  we withhold that information.  With your e-mail address, we also
  print your city and state. Please include that information in your
  message.  If you don't want us to publish your message, please let us
  know.

  EDIT@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY EDITORIAL
  Welcome to Playboy Editorial.  E-mail messages that don't  seem to
  fit any of our other addresses can be sent to Playboy Editorial. You
  can send change of address information (be sure to include your old
  and new addresses and your subscriber number if  you know it), joke
  submissions, questions about our future plans and our presence on the
  Net, inquiries about back issues and foreign subscriptions and just
  about anything else you can think of. 

  FORUM@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY FORUM
  Forum - Welcome to The Playboy Forum.  If you are concerned about the
  right to free speech, freedom from censorship, government or gun
  control, you're in the right place.  Please send opinions, related
  information or responses to articles that have appeared in the Forum
  to this address.  We will publish your e-mail  address unless you
  request that we withhold that information. With your e-mail address,
  we also print your city and state. Please include that information in
  your message. If you don't want us to publish your message, please
  let us know. 

  MDRNLVNG@PLAYBOY.COM - MODERN LIVING
  Welcome to Modern Living, the department that covers the material
  stuff men love.  Monthly columns include Style (for a look at fashion
  and grooming trends); Wired (for updates on emerging technology); On
  the Scene (for new products) and Potpourri (for unusual novelty
  items, gifts and travel opportunities).  The Modern Living editors
  also are responsible for automotive and electronic features as well
  as articles related to food and drink, fitness and grooming, travel,
  fashion and hot new consumer products. Please e-mail your suggestions
  or information you think we should know about.

  NEWSTAND@PLAYBOY.COM - NEWSSTAND SPECIALS
  Welcome to the department that brings you Playboy's Book of Lingerie
  and other publications featuring glamorous women from the pages of
  Playboy.  Please direct your e-mail to this address if you need
  information about up coming issues, have comments on past magazines
  or would like to send a message to one of our models.  Guidelines
  regarding photo submissions and the requirements for modeling will be
  sent by request.

  PHOTO@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY'S PHOTO DEPARTMENT
  Welcome to Playboy's Photo Department. Please direct your e-mail to
  this address if it pertains to the magazine's photography or
  Playmates.  We will forward letters to Playmates (be sure to include
  your street address so they can respond).  We don't know of any
  Playmates who are as of yet on the Net. We'll even send you
  guidelines if you are interested in being a Playmate or know someone
  who is.

  PHOTOLIB@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY'S PHOTO LIBRARY
  Welcome to Playboy's Photo Library.  Questions relating to the
  magazine's photography or Playmates should be directed to Photo.
  Questions relating to our photographic holdings, or technical
  questions related to archival practices, should be sent to this
  address.

  RESEARCH@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY'S RESEARCH/COPY DEPARTMENT
  Welcome to Playboy's Research/Copy Department.  Send e-mail here if
  you are providing source material or other research assistance.

  WEBPAGE@PLAYBOY.COM - PLAYBOY'S WEBPAGE
  Welcome to Playboy's webpage.  Send your comments and suggestions
  about our webpage/mosaic site here.

  Email which does not fit one of the above categories should be sent
  to edit@playboy.com, or you can call their customer service number
  and ask them where to send your letter : 1-800-999-4438.

- What to do when you don't receive an issue

  If you simply must have the issue immediately, buy it at the store.
  While it is unusual for an issue to hit the newsstand before you get
  your subscription copy, it does happen.  The issue isn't considered
  late until after the 9th of the month.  So if you don't have the
  June issue by May 9th, contact Playboy Customer Service at the
  number above.

* What countries have their own editions of Playboy?

  The following countries have (or had) their own local editions of
  Playboy :

  : Japan, since July 1975
  : Germany, since August 1972
  : Italy, since November 1972
  : France, since November 1973
  : Brazil, since August 1975
  : Mexico, since November 1976 (price in peso & dollars)
  : Spain, since November 1978 (price in peso only)
  : Australia, since February 1979
  : Netherlands, since May 1983
  : Greece, since March 1985
  : Argentina, since June 1985
  : Turkey, December 1985 - December 1994
  : Hong Kong, August 1986 - October 1993
  : Hungary, November 1989 - July 1993
  : Taiwan, April 1990 - December 1993
  : Czechoslovakia, since May 1991
  : Poland, since December 1992
  : South Africa, since December 1993

  If you wish to subscribe to a foreign edition, see Appendix A for a
  list of addresses for foreign offices.

* What cities had Playboy Clubs and/or Hotel/Casinos?

  The first Playboy Club (in Chicago) opened February 29, 1960.
  Other clubs included :

  Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, St. Louis, New York, Phoenix, Detroit,
  Manila, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Atlanta,
  San Francisco, Ocho Rios Jamaica, Boston, London, Montreal, Denver,
  Lake Geneva Wisconson, Great Gorge NJ, Clermont UK, Portsmouth UK,
  Manchester UK, Tokyo, Dallas, Osaka Japan, Bahamas, Nagoya Japan,
  Sapporo Japan, Atlantic City, Buffalo, St. Petersburg, San Diego,
  Lansing, Colombus OH, Des Moines.

- Wasn't there a Playboy TV/radio show?

  Yes, Playboy's Penthouse (TV) was first broadcast on October 24,
  1959, and lasted for two seasons.  Playboy Table Talk (radio) was
  broadcast in Chicago on WCFL in 1964. Playboy After Dark ran in 1969.
  There was a radio show called The Playboy Advisor on Westwood in the
  seventies.


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Questions about Hugh Hefner
---------------------------
- How old is Hugh Hefner?

  That depends on what today is.  He was born on April 9, 1926 so that
  would make him 69 as of this version of the FAQ.

- Is he really a genius?

  My dictionary defines a genius as "a person having extraordinaryily
  high intelligence, esp. one with an I.Q. of 140 or above."  So if the
  Playboy press releases stating he has an I.Q. of 152 are correct,
  then yes, he is a genius.

- Who are some of his romantic interests?

  In June 1949, before he started Playboy, he married a classmate from
  Northwestern University, Mildred Williams.  They were married for
  10 years.  The Playboy Book lists several women as 'interests,' 
  'important' or some such description, including Joyce Nizzari, Barbi
  Benton, Karen Christy, Donna Michelle and Sondra Theodore.
  Carrie Leigh sued him for palimony in 1988, after their four year
  relationship went sour (she eventually dropped the lawsuit).

  On July 1, 1989, he married Kimberly Conrad at the Playboy Mansion
  West.  She appeared in a special pictorila as the "Playmate for a
  Lifetime."

* Does he have any kids?

  Yes, he has several. His first marriage (to Mildred Williams)
  produced a daughter, Christie (born in 1952), and son, David (born
  in 1955).  His second marriage (to Kimberly Conrad) has (so far!)
  produced two sons, Marston (born in 1990) and Cooper (born in 1991).
  Around 1984, he accepted a young man named Mark as his son, based on
  the mother and the birthday of the boy.  However, later tests proved
  that Mark was not his son.

- Hasn't he been arrested a couple of times?

  He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for
  the January 1958 pictorial of Elizabeth Ann Roberts, who was not yet
  18 when she posed for Playboy.  The charges were later dropped.  He
  was arrested for obscenity for the June 1963 pictorial  "The Nudest
  Jayne Mansfield."  The trial ended with a hung jury.

- Does he really have an animal species named after him?

  Yes, there is a species of endangered marsh rabbits named
  Sylvilagus palustris hefneri.

+ Where does he live?

  The original Playboy Mansion, which has been converted into condos,
  was at 1340 N. State Street.  I'm looking for info on where he lives
  now, and other past homes.


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Questions about Playmates
-------------------------
- Was  ever a Playmate of the Month?

  The PML ftp site has a file containing the names and available
  statistics on all Playmates through August, 1994.
  :  

- How can I write my favorite Playmate?

  Send you letter (remember to include a return address) to :

  :               
  : Miss            Miss  
  : c/o Playboy Photo Dpt.       c/o Playmate Promotions
  : 680 N. Lake Shore Drive      9242 Beverly Bouldvard
  : Chicago, IL 60611            Beverly Hills, CA 90210

  Also, email sent to photo@playboy.com will be printed and forwarded
  to the apropriate Playmate (no e-mail responses, so you still need
  to include a snail-mail return address).

+ Do you have any statistics on Playmates?

  Sure do, complements of Mark Tomolson.  Thanks, Mark!

  BY THE NUMBERS - through Stacy Sanches, March 1995
 
  Two things to keep in mind:
  1) Not all Playmates before the data sheets started with Sondra
  Theodore in July, 1977 had their measurements published.  The figures
  represent those who did, and are limited to U.S. Playmates.
  2) Read the beginning of the human measurements section in the
  Guiness Book of World Records about the accuracy of human dimensional
  claims when there is a buck to be made.
 
  WEIGHT
  Lightest Playmate: 94 pounds - Shannon Long, October 1988
  Heaviest Playmate: 140 pounds - Anna Nicole Smith, May 1992
  Most common weight: 110 pounds
  Average weight: 113 pounds
 
  HEIGHT
  Shortest Playmate: 59 inches (4'11")
  : Sue WIlliams, April 1965
  : Karla Conway, April 1966
  Tallest Playmate: 73 inches (6'1") - Susan Miller, September 1972
  Most common height: 67 inches (5'7")
  Avereage height: 66.2 inches (5'6.2")
 
  BUST
  Smallest bust measurement: 32"
  : Karen Elaine Morton, July 1978
  : Anne-Marie Fox, February 1982
  : Anna Clark, April 1987 (32 D)
  : Sharry Konopski, August 1987 (32 DD)
  : Jennifer LaVoie, August, 1993 (32 D)
  : Maria Checa, August 1994 (32 C)
  Largest bust measurement: 41" - Rosemarie Hillcrest, October 1964
  Most common bust measurement: 36"
  Average bust measurement: 35.6"
 
  CUP SIZE
  While many before and every Playmate since July 1977 has had her
  measurements published, publishing the cup size has been much more
  random (only 36 times), and the data are less representative. For
  example, although there have been Playmates who appear to be less
  than a B cup, no cup size less than a B has been listed.
  Smallest cup: B (see above)
  Largest cup: DD
  Most common cup: C
 
  WAIST
  Smallest waist: 18 inches - Michelle Winters, September 1962
  Largest waist: 27 inches - Saskia Linssen, June 1991
  Most common waist measurement: 24 inches
  Average waist measurement: 23.2 inches
 
  HIPS
  Smallest hips: 32 inches -(17 Playmates)
  Largest Hips: 39 inches - Unne Terjesen, July 1962
  Most common hip measurement: 34 inches
  Average hip measurement: 34.7 inches

- How much do the Playmates get paid to pose?

  Playmates get $20,000, the Playmate of the Year gets $100,000.
  Don't quote me on the rest, but someone told me that for non Playmate
  pictorials, girls selected to pose clothed get $100; semi-clothed
  brings $250; and nude is $500.

- Who was the first Playmate of the Month?

  The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, but she was called the
  "Sweetheart of the Month."  The first centerfold to actually be called

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