Tuesday, February 26, 2008

vintage playboy covers

i adore vintage playboys covers, it is amazing to see that playboy was once a very classy magazine. nowadays playboy is more of a trash magazine, filled with blonde bimbos with fake breasts. but i love seeing the covers from the sixties, because they are classy, demure, and some quite fashionable. they used naturally beautiful girls, with natural bodies.

i wish playboy could go back to the classy magazine it used to be.
















24 comments:

SKYLA said...

completely agree. when do you ever see a tasteful men's cover? but i did really like the rachel bilson spread from GQ you posted before
x

dress for the image said...

I like these covers! i especially like the one that is just the eye and the hair. She looks gorgeous and v. mysterious.

x

-S said...

great post!

Isabel said...

Those are surprisingly wonderful!

Molly ;) said...

I agree- nowardays they're basically saying being made of plastic is sexy.
:) x

Live Fabulously said...

those covers may seem classy now but they were considered tres risque back in the 60's. wonder if today's covers would seem classy in 50 years. LOL probably not...

Tinsley said...

great post - i loved all of these
my favourite would have to be the one shot with the hair over the eye. very audrey hepburn like\

thanks for the thinking blogger award!! I'm working on my post... :P

Pretty In Black said...

Wow. Quite a few of these covers are innocent. You can't watch TV for five minutes without seeing things more explicit than these.

Secretista said...

I love!

Wendy said...

Wow, these covers are actually really innocent!

la petite fashionista said...

dang.
these covers are so artsy and tasteful! its hard to believe how much playboy has changed. I love how you can tell what era it is from simply by what the cover art looks like!

xoxo

B.licious said...

sucha cute post! i love them!

Ediot said...

wow. i'm really surprised. these covers are really cute. didn't know they'd use to look like this..

have a good day

alexgirl said...

So true! Wow. Times have REALLY changed, huh?

Luna said...

i love this post. vintage magazine covers are really cool. :)

Hanna said...

I never really came across vintage Playboy covers before but it's so interesting to see how much it changed! I think this also shows that the perception of sexiness has changed since the old days - look how chic it was before! Let's not degrade, stay chic ;)Great post.

bronwyn said...

What a fabulous post, the covers are great. Such a brilliant record of fashion through the years. I love the cover of the woman with bathing cap.

Grace said...

wow, without the "Playboy" part, i never would have guessed...

U said...

These are so wonderful! It's interesting how the 'fashion ideal' and 'men's magazine ideal' used to be so close to each other, when now they seem to be miles apart, more often than not...

jasmine said...
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jasmine said...

ooh, these are so fantastic!

psst...i just posted an image from the cover of french playboy, featuring lou doillon. the contrast between her and the american playboys is almost shocking:

http://nightrhythms.blogspot.com/2008/02/lou-lou.html

Little Bird said...

In a 1950's class I took once, I read that Playboy was more about how to be a gentleman, use the right fork at the right time, and how to throw lavish dinner parties. Don't think thats what its about now....

Tru said...

i love how theres a bunny in every picture

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