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Playboy is a glossy US men's and lifestyle magazine best known for its centerfolds featuring nude or semi-nude women, the famous Playmates.
Nude women, short stories by renowned novelists, interviews with public figures and celebrities, full-page cartoons - they all add to the allure of the men's lifestyle magazine launched in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner. In 1960, Hefner branched out, opening a chain of nightclubs: the Playboy club with its iconic sexy Playboy bunny waitresses. A stylized silhouette of a rabbit with a tuxedo bow tie became the Playboy mascot.