Covers of Playboy magazine.
Playboy is an American
men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
It was founded in Chicago
by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother.
Notable for its centerfolds of nude and semi-nude models (Playmates), Playboy played an important role in the sexual revolution
and remains one of the world's best-known brands, having grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc.,
with a presence in nearly every medium.
In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.