Pop Provocateur Halsey Covers Playboy’s Music Issue for September/October 2017 #THEMUSICISSUE

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – August 15, 2017 – Powerhouse singer and songwriter Halsey makes her Playboy magazine cover debut for the September/October 2017 Music Issue. No topic is off limits as she answers Playboy’s 20Qs and is more outspoken than ever on race, reproductive freedom, her new album, and how she emotionally invests in her fans.

“I’ve always collected vintage Playboy issues. 5 feet from my bed there’s a 4 foot canvas of a 1971 vintage cover that I wake up to every single day!” said Halsey. “It’s truly an honor to be featured on the cover of a magazine that has always been the embodiment of sensuality, intelligence, humor and class.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to present Halsey to our readers,” said Cooper Hefner, Playboy’s Chief Creative Officer. “She’s the kind of courageous and provocative artist that perfectly represents the modern Playboy ethos.”

Playboy’s Music Issue also includes features with soulstress Jhené Aiko, Chicago rapper Vic Mensa, indie artist and fashion trendsetter Børns, and The War on Drugs’ frontman Adam Granduciel on breathing new life into rock and roll. Moreover, this issue’s Heritage piece uncovers the history of Hugh Hefner’s music label, Playboy Records, in Going Vinyl.

Additional highlights of the September/October 2017 issue of Playboy magazine include:

  • Exclusive to Playboy, this issue also includes an original six-page Kingsman comic created by Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Özgür Yildirim called “Kingsman: The Big Exit.” Join superspy Eggsy on his latest mission for Britain’s top-secret agency, just as the sequel KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE hits theaters this September.
  • September Playmate: Chicago-born Jessica Wall shares her love for travel in a pink-inspired 11-page pictorial and centerfold, shot by Graham Dunn.
  • October Playmate: Las Vegas native Milan Dixon takes “Center Stage” with a sultry 11-page pictorial and centerfold, shot by Aaron Feaver.
  • Playboy Interview: a candid conversation with Patton Oswalt, the comedian, actor and social media guru on returning to the stage after some dramatic ups and downs in his personal life.
  • Crossroads 2.0: Jesse Engel, a research scientist at Google Brain, discusses the making of music with Artificial Intelligence.
  • The Changing Tune of Protest Music: Playboy contributor Eric Spitznagel provides a look into politically charged songs during the Trump-era.
  • Tim & Eric at 10: the comedic duo celebrates the 10-year anniversary of “Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”
  • The Publicly Traded Human Goes NSFW: a look into Mike Merrill’s erotica scheme with his 600-plus shareholders.
  • Fiction: two installments featuring Subtract One Death by T.C. Boyle and Safeword by R.O. Kwon.

Playboy’s September/October 2017 issue is now available for download at Playboy.com and on newsstands nationwide on August 29, 2017.

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About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

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PLAYBOY UNVEILS #THEADVENTUREISSUE FOR JULY/AUGUST 2017

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – June 20, 2017 – Playboy celebrates the first day of Summer, by introducing The Adventure Issue (#TheAdventureIssue) with July Playmate, Dana Taylor gracing the cover. From adventures around the world and into the wild, to a humorous trip through Trump’s America and the very best of Detroit’s nightlife with Kid Rock’s former guitarist, the July/August 2017 issue is full of culture and paradise. Planning a Summer getaway also just got easier with Instagram star Jack Morris, who offers solo travel tips and must-have essentials.

 

The Playboy Interview continues to be the intellectual centerpiece of the magazine and the July/August issue does not disappoint with an 8-page conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan. The man behind some of the most ambitious blockbusters opens up about his upbringing, fashion style while on set, filmmaking in Hollywood, what inspires him, and of course, his highly anticipated epic action thriller, Dunkirk, in theaters July 21.

 

Also tapping into one of the country’s most controversial issues, the July/August issue offers insights directly from the White House press room, the war against fake news, a deep look into Bill Nye’s fight for rationalism, and a story of innovation and immigration with an examination of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop.

 

Additional highlights of the July/August 2017 issue of Playboy magazine include:

  • Playboy Philosophy: Cooper Hefner’s second installment covering the topic of feminism.
  • 20Q: with actress Alison Brie on her nude scenes in Netflix’s upcoming series GLOW (premiering June 23), her wrestling moves, comedic charm, and staring in The Little Hours (premiering June 30).
  • July Playmate: travel to a paradise found with Dana Taylor in an 11-page pictorial and centerfold shot in the crystal-blue waters of the Bahamas.
  • August Playmate: after gracing the cover of the March 2013 issue, Liza Kei returns to Playboy now as a Playmate, with a sultry 11-page pictorial and centerfold
  • Heritage: step into the World of Playboy with Hef’s Visual Diary as he shares his original cartoon drawings, stemming from 1941.
  • Are You Experienced: Kid Rock’s former guitarist Kenny Olson joins Playboy to explore Detroit’s nightlife with the help of Airbnb.
  • Fiction: two installments featuring She Got Away by M. Homes and The Disgruntled Americans by Frank Bill.
  • Playboy Advisor: Bridget Phetasy on what to do when your man’s best friend turns you into a third wheel.

 

Playboy’s July/August 2017 issue is now available for download at Playboy.com and on newsstands nationwide on June 27, 2017.

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About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

 

 

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Playboy Magazine Returns to Spain

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ELCHE, ESPANA – MAY 23, 2017 – For the first time in nearly five years, Playboy magazine is returning to Spain. Published by Lifestyle Producciones, S.L., the first issue to be released under the new deal, will be on newsstands later this month, and will feature Ana Obregon, a well-known television and film personality, celebrating the upcoming summer season.

“Being able to bring Playboy magazine back to Spain fills an important niche that the country is hungry for,” said Lifestyle Producciones CEO Yeritzay Mendoza. “We are excited to show the Spanish market what it truly means to be a Playboy.” Ms. Mendoza has more than 20 years of experience in the events, television and publishing industry. She is also the director of Click magazine.

Playboy Espana’s Editor in Chief, Victor Antonio Martin, who just finished a stint with Playboy Venezuela commented: “I am thrilled to be part of the team that is bringing Playboy back to Spanish readers. It’s a huge responsibility of course, but it’s also very exciting to be able to work with the world’s best photographers and writers to carry on Playboy’s longstanding tradition of excellence in Spain.”

Rounding out the team will be Director of Photography, Jorge Odgalla, one of Spain’s most celebrated photographers, who brings to Playboy his vast experience from titles such as Interviu, Love, Que Me Dices, Hi and so many others.

The newest international edition of the magazine will follow Playboy’s award-winning blend of editorial content, including celebrity interviews, humor, social and political issues, lifestyle pieces and beautiful pictorials. With the addition of Spain, Playboy magazine is published in 24 countries around the world.

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About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

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John Vlautin
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Playboy Names Brook Power 2017 Playmate of the Year

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 18, 2017 – Brook Power, an accomplished model and artist who grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, has been named Playboy’s 2017 Playmate of the Year. She is featured on the cover of Playboy’s May/June 2017 issue as well as inside the magazine with an 11-page pictorial shot by French fashion and beauty photographer David Bellemere.

In celebration of Brook Power’s new title, she met with last year’s 2016 Playmate of the Year, Eugena Washington, for an intimate interview about Brook’s path to Playboy, the differences in modeling nude vs. non-nude, and what makes her feel beautiful.

“We’re excited to announce that Brook Power is our Playmate of the Year for 2017,” said Playboy Creative Director, Chris Deacon. “She is the epitome of a free-spirit – cool, creative and confident, all while balancing a unique personality with extraordinary beauty.” 

Brook first appeared in Playboy as the magazine’s May 2016 Playmate of the Month. She is Playboy’s 58th Playmate of the Year, and the first Native American Playmate to be given the iconic title. Playboy named its first Playmate of the Year, Ellen Stratton, in 1960.

The May/June 2017 Playmate of the Year issue hits newsstands nationwide on April 25, 2017 and is available for download now at Playboy.com. Additional photos and video of Brook Power’s shoot can also be viewed at www.playboy.com/2017pmoy.

In addition, Playboy’s May/June 2017 issue will feature:

  • The New Creatives: a special feature dedicated to eleven thought-provoking artists who are pushing the boundaries on beauty.
  • Playboy Interview: featuring Ezra Klein, the founder of Vox.com, on fighting fake news, the toxicity of social media, and of course, Donald Trump.
  • 20Q: with Kumail Nanjiani who opens up about his comedy, TV career and co-writing The Big Sick with his wife.
  • May 2017 Playmate: Lada Kravchenko who hails from Russia, is a world-traveler who exudes an innocent and classic beauty.
  • June 2017 Playmate: Elsie Hewitt is known as a road-warrior whose pictorial embraces the beauty of a desert landscape.
  • Culture: an in-depth look on how Amnesty International – one of the largest human rights organizations in the world – is fighting the ongoing battle of decriminalizing sex work.
  • Art: Scott Campbell, an A-list tattoo and fine artist, takes on the iconic Rabbit and recreates a 1968 Playboy magazine cover with March 2017 Playmate, Elizabeth Elam.
  • Fiction: two installments featuring The Sparrow by Dennis Lehane and Monsters by Matthew Sharpe.
  • Heritage: unpublished work by Andy Warhol is featured as part of Playboy’s rich history in the pop-art movement.

As is with every magazine, Playboy’s May/June 2017 issue also includes original content on topics such as a drug-fueled psychedelic renaissance in MDMA’s Long, Strange Trip, a geographic breakdown of nudity laws across the country, and manscaping and camgirls in Bridget Phetasy’s latest installment of the Playboy Advisor.

Download the full issue before it hits newsstands here.

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About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

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Tamar Aprahamian
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taprahamian@playboy.com

Playboy Announces New Editorial Appointments

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – March 29, 2017 – Playboy Enterprises announced today several new appointments to its editorial team. James Rickman has been appointed to the position of Executive Editor at Playboy magazine; Leila Brillson has been named Executive Editor of Playboy.com; and Chris Deacon has been named Creative Director, Playboy Enterprises. All three executives will report to Playboy’s Chief Creative Officer, Cooper Hefner.

Mr. Rickman comes to Playboy from PAPER magazine, where he served as managing editor and was part of the team behind the notorious “Break the Internet” issue. He joined Playboy in 2015, overseeing entertainment content both in print and online, as well as the Playboy Interview.

Ms. Brillson is a Chicago native who has spent the last decade at the forefront of New York digital lifestyle media, including consultancy positions at the Snapchat Discover channel Sweet and Hearst. She was also Vice President of Digital at NYLON and was Entertainment Director at Refinery 29. Ms. Brillson will oversee Playboy’s digital properties.

Chris Deacon is a veteran art director with more than 15 years of award-winning service on titles such as Time Out New York, Shortlist, Metropolitan, NME, Total Film, Loaded and InStyle. He was named Art Director of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors in 2013 and Designer of the Year at the Independent Publisher Awards in 2009. In his new role, Mr. Deacon will oversee creative across all of Playboy’s media platforms. He joined Playboy in 2015 and most recently served as Art Director.

All three executives will be based in Playboy’s Beverly Hills headquarters.

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About Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Playboy is one of the most recognized and popular consumer brands in the world. Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a media and lifestyle company that markets the brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. The company publishes Playboy magazine in the United States and licenses foreign editions of Playboy around the world; operates Playboy.com, a leading men’s lifestyle and entertainment site; and creates content for distribution via television networks, websites, mobile platforms and radio. Through licensing agreements, the Playboy brand appears on a wide range of consumer products in more than 180 countries, as well as retail stores and entertainment venues. For more information about Playboy Enterprises, please visit www.PlayboyEnterprises.com.

Press Contacts

Tamar Aprahamian
310.424.3794
taprahamian@playboy.com

John Vlautin
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