Tribute to Playboy Magazine

A couple of posts ago I posted that Hugh Hefner had passed on to that other place from which nobody every returns. Those that saw that post will know that I did some searching around the Web to find some suitable pictures from Playboy to post with it.

During that search I also came across picture of many of the past Playmates and I thought I might just put a few up on my site as a further tribute to Playboy Magazine.

These three are Playmates that I remember from a time long ago when life was so much simpler and I worked as a Stores Clerk in the store for what was then a large mining company in Western Australia. Playboy Magazine was a big favourite around the heavy machinery workshops and the massive parts store I worked in.

Firstly, from September 1969, this is Shay Knuth.

Back in a time when it was not a HR issue to put up a pin-up of a 'glamour' model, Shay was pinned up at a number of places around the mine site.

 

Another picture I remember very clearly is Gloria Root. Gloria was the December Playmate for 1969.

Gloria's centrefold picture was a favourite of a friend of mine and he had two copies of her on the walls on either side of his bed.

 

Then, from August 1971 there was Cathy Rowland.

I actually sent off to Playboy America and purchased the 'life sized' post of this centrefold picture. I am pretty sure I still have it around here somewhere in the very same cardboard tube it came in back in 1971. That makes it 46 years old. No doubt the print has discoloured somewhat by now.

I lived in a country town at the time and this was before credit or debit cards, or bank transfers. I had to get a bank cheque drawn on a bank in America. It was not an easy thing to do from a small country town way up in the northern wheat-belt. And I clearly recall that the air-freight cost of getting the poster was about three times the cost of the actual poster.

It was never put up anywhere.

It has only ever been in the tube it came in.