12/23/15

Sex Sells #32: Playboy Christmas Ads

1966
Give the gift that keeps on giving - a subscription to a nudie magazine.  What better way to show him you truly care, than pictures of naked ladies each month?  And don't forget about those engaging articles!  (That's why tells you he reads them, but you know better.)

Let's have a look at some Playboy ads from Christmases past.  All are from 1965-1970.  (Note that a few are a tad NSFW.)




1967
"YULETIDE MISS BRINGS THE GOOD WORD. Luscious Lisa Baker, Playmate of the Year, heralds your happy tidings via the colorful card you see below. How do you want it signed? Tell us and it's done. Or, we'll be happy to send it along to you for personal presentation."


Give him Playboy's Triple Gift: Playboy Club Key-Card, bottle of champagne and LeRoy Neiman print— all three gifts for $25.

Over 46,000 delighted men received the Playboy Triple Gift last Christmas. Here's your chance to give this exciting gift to the hard-to-buy-for man on your list... a gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.

The lucky man you gift will get:

1. His Personal Key-Card to The Playboy Club. The one key that puts him where the action is in 15 Clubs in the U. S., plus two year-round Club-Hotel resorts, one in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, another in Jamaica, as well as Clubs in London and Montreal.

2. A bottle of fine champagne. On his first visit to The Playboy Club, a beautiful Bunny will present him with a bottle of champagne with your compliments. Truly a great way to begin life in Playboy's festive Club atmosphere and a perfect second gift.

3. A LeRoy Neiman print. A Bunny will also present your gentleman with your third gift, a 20" x 30" full-color reproduction of Neiman's "The Hunt of the Unicorn. " The 72-foot-long original hangs in the Living Room of the new, widely acclaimed $12,000,000 Lake Geneva Playboy Club-Hotel.

That's Playboy's Triple Gift.


1967

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1965
WHEN YOU GIVE PLAYBOY, it's a Santa's sack filled to the brim with everything that's fun and fabulous. It's 12 lavish issues a year generously seasoned with features that men really appreciate — like those of June Cochran, PLAYBOY'S 1963 Playmate of the Year (shown in full color at the left). And "how sweet it is" to know that you've taken the grind out of giving—have sent a gift that every man is happy to receive. Introduce your friends to the good life—to good reading, good food and drink, to a good laugh. Introduce them to PLAYBOY. And what better time to do it than during the bright mood of the holiday season!

1966

1965
1966
MAKE HIS CHRISTMAS PRESENT PERFECT, make every month a reason to celebrate. Give PLAYBOY. It's young and lusty, yet as traditional as tinsel and trees. It's a glittering yuletide package, a carnival of color, that opens each month to the best in enter­tainment for men: fine fiction, nonfiction; food and drink in the gourmet manner; thought and opinion in depth; humor from the masters of mirth; fashion, travel and entertainment that's bold and bracing.

BEAUTIES BY THE DOZEN, fresh and lush, warm as mulled wine, unfold in full color throughout the year to delight every man. What better example than PLAYBOY'S 1964 Playmate of the Year, Donna Michelle, shown at the left. Add beautiful bewitchery world wide and you have the merry message.

1968
1968
OUR MERRY MESSENGER, Angela Dorian, Playmate of the Year, heralds your gift via the glittering cord you see below. We'll sign it as you wish or send it along to you to deliver your own glad tidings. BEAUTIFUL GIRLS, like Playmate Angela Dorian at the left, bedeck the pages of PLAYBOY bring delight throughout his en-lire year, in 12 great issues.


The End.  Happy Holidays!


6 comments:

  1. Santa obviously didn't read the Playboy Club Employee Handbook that clearly defines the hands-off policy concerning bunnies.

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  2. "Great trim for any tree"...that's a bit crass for Playboy, isn't it? Sounds more like Hustler or Screw territory.

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    1. I'm not sure the slang term 'trim' was even used at that time.

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  3. Pity they don't advertise that way anymore.

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    1. Well, like MAXIM, they're moving in the direction of more clothed cheesecake. Which will probably cut into their audience even more than it will for MAXIM.

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