Vintage Centrefold

Joan Staley was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, November 1958. The photo is by Ron Vogel
She had quite a TV career appearing in The Tab Hunter Show, The Lawless Years, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The New Phil Silvers Show, The Lively Ones for NBC, Perry Mason, Stoney Burke, Wagon Train, McHale’s Navy, The Virginian, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Burke’s Law, The Munsters, Batman, Maverick, Hawaiian Eye, and Surfside 6, among others.

Athlete

Larissa Reis is a professional athlete, certified personal trainer, nutritionist and entrepreneur. While she was a college student, Reis also modelled part-time, with the result of that being that her body instantly caught the attention of Playboy Brazil, resulting in 2003 being chosen to be a Playboy Playmate.

On the Beach

Bunny Yeager photographing Bettie Page in Florida, 1954.
That was the year they met and Bunny took most of the photographs of Bettie that year. During their brief collaboration she took over 1,000 pictures of Page, many of those photographers now considered iconic.
Yeager was a very prolific and successful pinup photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, so much so, that her work was described as ubiquitous in that era. She continued to work extensively with Playboy shooting eight centerfolds in addition to covers and pictorial spreads. Yeager also appeared in the magazine as a model five times.

Vintage Pin-Up

Pat Lawler was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month August 1955. She is best known for her appearance in the movie Invasion of the Saucer Men (1957). She was photographed by Hal Adams who shot ten Playmate pictorials for Playboy between 1955 and 1957.
Hal Adams stopped shooting for Playboy in the late 50s when Hugh Hefner wanted him to begin featuring more nudity in his photographs.
He was a good friend to New York fashion photographer Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton and Matthew Rolston.

Vintage

Vintage Pantyhose

Alberto Vargas pin-up from Playboy Magazine 1965.

Vintage Centrefold

Brigitte Maier appeared in both Penthouse and Playboy.

Red Roses

Elsa Sørensen Playboy Playmate of the Month September, 1956.

Innocent Times

Playboy’s Playmate of the Month, September, 1961, Christa Speck.