Playboy

如果提到playboy這個字,你們會想到些甚麼呢?我一定會想到playboy這本雜誌。

老實說,活到這麼老了,真的沒有好好看過一本playboy雜誌。其實是從來就沒有想過要看,所以活了這麼一把年紀,也沒有翻過這本雜誌。

可能很多人會把playboy與色情畫上等號,其實不是這樣的。無論是創刊號,或者無數期以後的今天,playboy其實是一本男性雜誌,主要內容是介紹一些關於男性感興趣的事物。

1953第一期的playboy第一頁是這樣寫著的:

IF YOU'RE A MAN between the ages of 18 and 8O, PLAYBOY is meant for you. If you like your enter­tainment served up with humor, sophistication and spice, PLAYBOY will become a very special favorite.

We want to make clear from the very start, we aren't a "family magazine." If you're somebody's sister, wife or mother-In-law and picked us up by mistake, please pass us along to the man in your life and get back to your Ladies Home Componion(一本歷史悠久1873的婦女雜誌。).

Within the pages of PLAYBOY you will find articles, fiction, picture stories, cartoons, humor and special fea­tures culled from many sources, past and present, to form a pleasure-primer styled to the masculine taste.

Most of today' s " magazines for men" spend all their time out-of-doors-thrashing through thorny thickets or splashing about in fast flowing streams. We' ll be out
there too, occasionally, but we don't mind telling you in advance - we plan on spending most of our time inside.

We like our apartment. We enjoy mixing up cocktails and on hors d'oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph, and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz , sex.

We believe, too, that we are filling a publishing need only slightly less important than the one just taken care of by the Kinsey Report. The magazines now being pro­duced for the city-bred male (there are 2-count 'em-2) have, of late, placed so much emphasis on foshion, travel, and " how-to-do-it" features on everything from avoiding a hernia to building your own steam bath, that entertainment has been all but pushed from their pages.

PLAYBOY will emphasize entertainment.

Affairs of state will be out of our province. We don' t expect to solve any world problems or prove any great moral truths. If we are able to give the American male a few extra laughs and a little diversion from the anxieties of the Atomic Age, we' ll feel we've justified our existence.

我想這本雜誌能夠在創刊號掀起巨浪,全拜瑪麗蓮·夢露所賜,因為全刊唯一的一張彩色照片就是瑪麗蓮·夢露裸照。作為性感女神性感符號和流行文化的代表性人物,她的裸照一定是當時候不少人的夢想。而花花公子就是讓無數人夢想成真的雜誌,如何能夠不成名呢?

不好意思,不能在這裡放上那張照片,免得日後有人投訴我的部落格。但是如果你有興趣的,還是可以找到的。

現在的playboy為了配合各國的民情,而發行了各國的版本。不知道甚麼時候,能夠見到一本中文的花花公子呢?



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