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October 13, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, the New York Times and the Washington Post
David Chan, who has made a career of photographing nude students for Playboy's "Women of . . . " campus series, will be in the environs next month, looking for likely candidates at Villanova University for the magazine's forthcoming "Women of the Big East" feature. Chan and associate David Mecey will be visiting all nine schools in the basketball conference between now and Dec. 1. The feature is set to coincide with the NCAA championship tourney in March. A Villanova spokesman said yesterday that he was surprised at news of the Nov. 3-to-12 Playboy visitation.
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February 9, 1987 | By Mark Butler, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press and United Press International contributed to this report.)
Vanna White, the Wheel of Fortune letter woman, is to be the subject of a Playboy pictorial this spring, a magazine spokeswoman said yesterday. The pictures of White, the well-known letter-turner on the syndicated TV game show, will appear in the May issue of the magazine, said Robyn L. Radomski, Playboy's director of corporate communications. "I haven't seen the pictures yet, because I have been out of town, but I can assure you they will be tasteful, quality shots," Radomski said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1994 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Oliverio is a Buenos Aires poet and playboy, the strutting illustration of Oscar Wilde's aphorism that to fall in love with oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Haunting, hypnotic, sometimes pompous but more often hilarious, The Dark Side of the Heart is both the sexual manifesto of this Argentine Romeo and also a satire of his self-involvement. Written and directed by Eliseo Subiela, the distinctive Argentine filmmaker who previously made the cryptic Man Facing Southeast, the new work is about (I think)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
WITH ACTING WORK DRYING UP and legal bills piling up, Lindsay Lohan may pose nude for Playboy . And for anyone else who asks nicely and flashes a few bills.   Lesbian scene nixed This is the kind of goofy censorship we expect in Malaysia. Or Utah. But not in Spain. The Hollywood Reporter , however, says the lesbian love scenes in Eva Longoria and Christian Slater 's film, "Without Men," have been cut by the film's Spanish distributor.
NEWS
October 30, 1988 | By Cynthia Mayer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forget the full-court press. Forget man-to-man. When it comes to a powerful defense, the Wildcats have nothing on the collective moral outrage of Villanova University in the face of a visit from Playboy magazine. Or so it seemed last week when, faced with Playboy's plans to recruit Villanova students to pose in a pictorial, student leaders and administrators banded together into a solid wall of opposition. Coaches ordered their athletes not to model. The editor of the campus newspaper argued in an editorial that students who posed should be disciplined for "indecent conduct.
NEWS
April 3, 1996 | by Richard Huff, New York Daily News
Faced with mounting bills and sagging nursing-school grades, Jenny McCarthy did what many beautiful young girls do: She turned to Playboy. She sought out the Chicago-based magazine hoping to jump-start a new career in Hollywood. Playboy liked what it saw. McCarthy became Miss October for 1993, and then the 1994 Playmate of the Year. Her plan worked. "I remember being very small and daydreaming of being a movie star," McCarthy said. "But never in my wildest dreams . . . How could I get from a small Chicago neighborhood to here?"
NEWS
February 4, 1997 | by Jim Nolan, Daily News Staff Writer
Faye it ain't so! Faye Resnick, the best friend who ever made a buck off Nicole Brown Simpson, has taken it off for Playboy. A quick peek: She has an innie. Of course, it had to come to this. Resnick has already written two books off the murders and has made countless paid appearances. Now, she peddles her flesh to Playboy for a rumored six-figure fee. But the decision to disrobe wasn't an easy one for the former coke addict. "I did a lot of soul-searching," Resnick tells Playboy readers on the first page of her 10-page, 10-picture spread.
SPORTS
July 23, 1986 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, Daily News Sports Writer Compiled from staff and wire reports
All Marla Collins says she wanted to do was motivate the Chicago Cubs. Dallas Green has his loud ways of firing up the fourth-place Cubs, and Marla has her way, which is appearing nude in Playboy. For her trouble, Marla, a ball girl with the Cubs since 1982, has been given a pink slip - not the kind you wear, either. Cubs spokesman Ned Colletti called Collins's departure "a mutual parting of the ways. " In an earlier statement the club said, "The Chicago Cubs organization does not authorize nor does it condone or approve of Marla Collins's appearing in Playboy.
NEWS
December 21, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's hard to imagine there's anyone left around the world who doesn't know about Lindsay Lohan's nude pictorial in Playboy: News agencies from China to Russia, from Brazil to Lebanon - even the United Arab Emirates - are following the onetime child star's latest stunt. A lot of people are taking a peek. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner indicates on Twitter that the naked Lindsay issue "is breaking sales records. " Lohan, 25, whose public image has taken more than a few body blows over the last four years - including numerous arrests for drunken driving and even theft, stints in rehab, and two separate jail sentences - must be ecstatic.
NEWS
October 26, 1987 | New York Daily News
The latest suds from the PTL soap opera will hit newsstands tomorrow as a fully clothed Jessica Hahn tells readers of the December issue of Playboy that Jim Bakker caused his own downfall. In the November Playboy, Hahn's account of the PTL scandal and her 1980 sexual encounter with Bakker gave the magazine one of the best-selling issues in its history. Sales were boosted by a semi-nude photo layout of Hahn that accompanied the article and a by nationwide publicity tour. In the December issue, wearing clothes, the one-time church secretary says evangelist Bakker phoned her only a few days after taking away her virginity and asked that she not tell anyone.
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February 6, 2015
FACE FULLY obscured but voice fully audible, Tom Bee rummages around the compartments of Franky Bradley's host stand, leading a one-man search party for something. Suddenly, his hand pops up like a periscope, waving a yellowed magazine half-shrouded in a black plastic bag. "Is this your Playboy ?" His cousin Mark Bee, owner and primary resurrector of this historic Center City space, shoots it a quick glance and nods. "Oh, yeah. There's a couple really good articles in there.
NEWS
September 19, 2014 | By Marcus Biddle, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day after the improbable news came out that Playboy had ranked the University of Pennsylvania as the top party school in the nation, the mood on Locust Walk was, like many things in the Ivies, mixed. There was pride: Penn had accomplished what no other Ivy League school had done - make the list. Not only that, Penn debuted at No. 1. Playboy has published such a list nine times since 1987, when California State University, Chico, took home the prize. Sophomore communications major Hope Mackenzie said she was among the many who felt honored by the designation.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2014
WE WOULD have guessed it's the food trucks. Why else would Playboy magazine anoint the University of Pennsylvania with the coveted No. 1 ranking in its annual list of the nation's Top Party Schools? The poll is in the mag's October issue, which hits Friday. It's not jealousy that motivates Temple Tattle (a/k/a this reporter) to question how in the world the school on the wrong side of the Schuylkill earned what appears to be such an undeserved accolade. It's sheer incredulity.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
BALTIMORE - Now in their 50s and 60s, 123 former Playboy bunnies - including veterans of the company's long-ago Atlantic City casino - still know how to make an entrance, work a room, and paint the town. "Being a bunny was like going to a party every day," explains Sandy Collison, 63, of Southampton, Burlington County. No one around the table disagrees. "When you put that costume on, you felt like a million dollars," says Ellie Dellorco-Lyman, 57, of Williamstown, who served cocktails in Hef's Lounge at the Atlantic City Playboy in 1981.
NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A scion of a well-known publishing family was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for stealing $3.6 million from his mother and mentally disabled uncle, money he used to finance a playboy lifestyle that included trips, jewels, and gifts for a stripper and a porn star. At a hearing in Philadelphia, U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis turned aside requests for leniency and instead gave Michael Scripps a punishment at the very top of the recommended sentencing range. Davis said he was baffled how a man born into immense wealth could fleece his own mother and uncle, a mildly autistic man who trusted him. "It's wrongful conduct of the highest degree," the judge said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Molly Eichel
NORTHEAST-born and -bred Val Keil is Playboy 's Miss August. In the July/August issue of the lad mag, Keil poses in old-timey cinematic shots that recall the Golden Age of Hollywood ( sans Hays Code restrictions, of course). "I don't think there's been a centerfold in black-and-white in a long time, so I'm honored to have that," Keil told me, in an unmistakable Philly accent. "It makes me look so glamorous!" Keil, a 2009 graduate of MaST Community Charter School, decided to send her pictures to Playboy on a whim, telling herself she would be a Playmate of the Month or nothing at all. Playboy flew her out to LA, and weeks later she got a call from the mag saying that Hugh Hefner liked her pictures and he wanted her for the August centerfold.
NEWS
May 31, 2013
AS SINGLE GUYS on the make around Center City for the past 30 years, playboy entrepreneur Harry Jay Katz and playboy defense attorney Chuck Peruto knew each other. How could they not? Philly is a small-town Big City. The movers and shakers, the cons and cops, they move in the same small circles, hang in the same clubs. There weren't that many hot spots back then. Maybe they saw each other at Artemis, or maybe elan, or maybe London Victory, or maybe the Library, all popular meet markets.
NEWS
April 13, 2013 | By John P. Martin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A scion of the Scripps media family was convicted in Philadelphia on Friday of fleecing his mother and mentally disabled uncle of $3.6 million, cash he spent on cars, jewelry, and a playboy lifestyle for himself and two women — one a stripper, the other a porn star. Michael Scripps, 36, did not flinch as a Philadelphia jury declared him guilty of fraud charges that could send him to prison for at least seven years, or as U.S. District Judge Legrome D. Davis ordered him immediately to jail.
SPORTS
March 24, 2013 | By Vinny Vella, vvella@philly.com
Amid the glitz, glam and big-money office pools, it's easy to lose sight of an important fact: The collegiate student-athletes playing in the NCAA Tournament actually do attend college. In that vein, we have compiled a few facts about the institutions of higher learning invited to this year's Big Dance. Scoreboard What's the smartest school in the tournament? The answer, courtesy of data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, probably won't surprise you. Of the 68 invitees, Harvard has the highest median SAT range: 1410 to a near-perfect 1590.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from recent online discussions. Question: I do not know why I am so perturbed by my boyfriend's subscription to Playboy magazine, bought before he met me. We are not young, we're in our late 50s. He has volunteered to throw away issues still to come. I am happy about that. If he no longer wants the magazine because he has me, then we are in a good place. But I have a few reservations about what the man's mind-set is, and I do not know how to analyze the situation.
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