In 1953, writer and illustrator Hugh Hefner created the men's adult entertainment magazine 'Playboy.' Today, the publication's logo represents an international brand, with Hefner having been involved in a wide range of media endeavors.“My concern with the clubs was, since we were dealing with dreams and fantasies, how could you recreate that in a club atmosphere?
And whatever we did, would the keyholders be disappointed? Because it was Playboy, they brought the fantasy with them.
“ But I didn’t want to do it then because I didn’t want to do just a tell-all about someone.
Some of you may be surprised, while some of you may start sleeping better at night.We also put together a very good club.”“Since both 'The New Yorker' and 'Esquire' use men as their symbols, I felt the rabbit would be distinctive, and the notion of a rabbit dressed up in formal evening attire struck me as charming, amusing and right.”.From the first issue featuring Marilyn Monroe in December 1953, Playboy expanded into a multimillion-dollar enterprise mirroring the often controversial sensibilities of its founder.Several former child stars are turning 30 this summer.(Photo: Getty Images)Four stars — all of whom introduced themselves to audiences before their teen years — will blow out 30 candles on their birthday cake over the next few weeks.