Playboy The Celebrities

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452144710
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From Marilyn Monroe to Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans to Farrah Fawcett, Playboy has celebrated the sensuality (and even launched a few careers) of celebrities for more than fifty years. Here, in all their glory, are over 150 breathtaking photographs of the magazine's most famous heavenly bodies. Celebrity models such as Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, Playmates Jenny McCarthy and Pamela Anderson, rockers such as Debbie Harry, and many more reveal all—posing for equally renowned photographers such as Herb Ritts and David LaChapelle. With an introduction by Hugh Hefner himself and an afterword by Gary Cole, the magazine's director of photography for the past 30 years, this definitive collection from Playboy is a potent portfolio of celebrity nudes.

Playboy The Celebrities

Author: Hugh Hefner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811856805
Size: 36.56 MB
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Featuring an introduction from Hugh Hefner, this celebration of sensuality features more than 150 photographs, spanning fifty years, of such celebrity models, playmates, rockers, and actresses as Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, Deborah Harry, Dita Von Teese, Naomi Campbell, and Pamela Anderson. 40,000 first printing.


Author: Aaron Sigmond
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 161608023X
Size: 36.54 MB
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A one-of-a-kind illustrated tribute to the joys and history of the cigar--and the good life.

Playboy The Complete Centerfolds

Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452144729
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Following the remarkable success of the 50th year anniversary edition, we're pleased to present Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That's over 600 beauties with additional Centerfolds through the present to make this Playboy's most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux, Jay McInerney, and Daphne Merkin comment on the social mores and cultural climate of each decade. This chronological collection provides an unparalleled view of our evolving appreciation of the female form: from the fifties fantasy of voluptuous blondes to the tawny beach girls of the seventies to the groomed and toned women of today. Playboy: Centerfolds, 60th Anniversary Edition is a breathtaking tour de force.

The Playboy Of The Western World

Author: John Millington Synge
Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd
ISBN: 0853424063
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Synge's masterpiece about a father, a son, a woman in love and a tragedy.

Zero At The Bone

Author: John Heidenry
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429969385
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In 1953, six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer and his wife, was kidnapped from his Roman Catholic elementary school by a woman named Bonnie Heady, a well-scrubbed prostitute who was posing as one of his distant aunts. Her accomplice, Carl Austin Hall, a former playboy who had run through his inheritance and was just out of the Missouri State Penitentiary, was waiting in the getaway car with a gun, a length of rope and a plastic tarp. The two grifters thought they had a plan that would put them on the road to Easy Street; but, actually, they were on a fast-track to the gas chamber. Shortly after they snatched the little boy, the two demanded a ransom of $600,000.00 from the Greenlease family and it was paid; but, Bobby was already dead, shot in the head by Hall and buried in a flower garden behind the couple's house, exactly where his body was found by police shortly thereafter. The Greenlease ransom was the highest ransom ever paid in the US to that date and the case held the US transfixed in the same way the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby had done decades earlier. In a bone-chilling account of kidnapping, murder and the dogged pursuit of a child's killers, John Heidenry crafts a haunting narrative that involves mob boss Joe Costello, a cast of unsavory grifters, hardboiled detectives and a room at the legendary, but now razed, Coral Court Motel on Route 66. Heady and Hall were apprehended quickly, convicted and executed in a rare double execution in the State of Missouri's gas chamber on a cold December night not long before Christmas. By that time, little Bobby Greenlease was stone cold in his grave and a fickle America had turned back to its Post-War boom. However, one question has never been solved: as Hall was being pursued around Kansas City and St. Louis, half of the ransom was lost and never recovered. Did it end up with the mob via Joe Costello? To this day, no one knows and dead mob bosses tell no tales. In a book that brings to mind films like "Chinatown" and "Double Indemnity", John Heidenry has written a compelling work that blends true crime and American history to take a close look at one of the United States' most notorious murders.

The Billionaire Playboy

Author: Christina Tetreault
Publisher: Christina Tetreault
ISBN: 0988308908
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CaptainCharlotte ;Charlie; O'Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future. Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie's path. Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more. Jake Sherbrooke has never been one to follow the path laid out by his parents. That is why he started the Falmouth Foundation, a non-profit disaster relief organization rather than enter politics. When he learns of the destruction in North Salem, he immediately travels there to offer aid and meets Charlie O'Brien. Charlie is unlike any woman he has ever meet and he can not help but be drawn to her. But will his reputation as a billionaire playboy damage their budding romance?

The Last Playboy

Author: Shawn Levy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007170602
Size: 53.57 MB
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At one gilded moment in history, his fame was so great that he was known the world over by his nickname alone: Rubi. Pop songs were written about him. Women whom he had never met offered to leave their husbands for him. He had an eye for feminine beauty, particularly when it came with great wealth: Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Eva Perón, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. But he was a man's man as well, polo player and race-car driver, chumming around with the likes of Joe Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Oleg Cassini, Aly Khan, and King Farouk. He was also a jewel thief, and an intimate of one of the world's most bloodthirsty dictators. And when he died at the age of fifty-six—wrapping his sports car around a tree in the Bois de Boulogne—a glamorous era of white dinner jackets at El Morocco and celebrity for its own sake died along with him. He was one of a kind, the last of his breed. And in The Last Playboy, author Shawn Levy brings the giddy, hedonistic, and utterly remarkable story of Porfirio Rubirosa to glorious Technicolor life.

The Playboy Book

Author: Gretchen Edgren
Publisher: Stoddart
ISBN: 9781575440859
Size: 49.10 MB
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Featuring an introduction by Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, a paperback edition of the magazine's best-selling retrospective, first published in 1993, contains its most memorable articles and more than a thousand photographs and illustrations. Reprint.

Playboy 50 Years

Author: Hugh M. Hefner
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811839761
Size: 38.29 MB
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Commemorating Playboy's golden anniversary, this magnificent collection of the magazine's most raucous and riotous cartoons, selected by Hugh M. Hefner himself, displays the talent of such visionaries as Buck Brown and Shel Silverstein, shedding light on the sexual revolution, relationships, money, and politics. 20,000 first printing.