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The Demise of Playgirl

Discuss. From Jim brown to scraping the back alleys of Prague in order to find the cheapest hustlers. What happened?

by Anonymousreply 13007/19/2015

Teh internets.

by Anonymousreply 108/21/2013

Is it really truly gone now? Seems it keeps being ressurected every once in a while for a special issue (last I recall is the one with Dirk Shaffer a year or two back).

by Anonymousreply 308/21/2013

They've gone quarterly.

by Anonymousreply 408/21/2013

I jacked off so many times to them back when

by Anonymousreply 508/21/2013

Ditto, r5. I sure miss it. If you could have anybody in the centerfold, who would you pick?

by Anonymousreply 608/21/2013

Miss seeing men I knew in the pages.

by Anonymousreply 708/21/2013

They still seem to issue new copies every three or four months now. Usually has a handful of average guys and one quasi celebrity. This concept started with the Levi Johnson issue and has been pretty regular since.

by Anonymousreply 808/21/2013

The Fabian centerfold ( September, 1973) was always my favorite. Watching Fabian in a movie when I was 11 was my early indication that I liked boys. He left me all hot and bothered....

by Anonymousreply 1008/21/2013

Obviously the Internet, like all print porn. Playboy and Penthouse, which had 10x the circulation that Playgirl ever did, are just limping along now with drastically reduced circulations. It's amazing they're still published at all.

by Anonymousreply 1108/21/2013

There's just too much free cock on the web.

It's not just the print publications that are hurting, but the gay porn industry as a whole. Look at Falcon Studios, once the MGM of gay porn and now like a grade-B Republic, churning out product no one cares about.

by Anonymousreply 1208/21/2013

The pron world was so orderly when it was run by the mob!

by Anonymousreply 1508/21/2013

Ah, Jim Brown ws the ultimate. the Dieux de stade crowd is winding up in Attitude now. G Magazine once had absolutely gorgeous Brazilian athletes, but that seems to have tapered off. Oh for the old days! We certainly need a fairly respectable (?) American forum now!

by Anonymousreply 1608/21/2013

I still love the shoot Warren Cuccurullo did for G.

by Anonymousreply 1708/21/2013

What's that white stuff on the end of Cuccurullo's cock? Pre-cum?

by Anonymousreply 1808/21/2013

Soap suds like suds on his legs.

by Anonymousreply 1908/21/2013

Playgirl's Man of the Year 1995.

by Anonymousreply 2008/21/2013

Blackdogue's Playgirl site.

by Anonymousreply 2108/21/2013

Halliday was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 2208/21/2013

Did John Holliday ever come out?

by Anonymousreply 2308/21/2013

I actually bought one of Playgirl's video because it featured a segment on the Holliday photo shoot. It was such a rip-off as it only showed him briefly nude. He was amzing though and don't understand how he never transitioned into porn.

by Anonymousreply 2408/21/2013

Adult video stores are suffering too. The only reason they exist now is to sell "toys". If they have an "active" arcade, they can boost their bottom line. But in my area, arcades are so policed, that it's not worth dropping quarters in the slots.

by Anonymousreply 2508/21/2013

{quote}Did John Holliday ever come out?

he's married with kids and a cop

by Anonymousreply 2608/21/2013

Ooooh David White. Cheesy 70's hair & stache, but unshaved pubes and nice dick and balls. Jacked off dozens of times to his spread. Still looks hot today.

by Anonymousreply 2808/21/2013

Come on , let's keep this thread going. Suppose a gorgeous guy came out and wanted to show us what he had. What forum could he use?

by Anonymousreply 2908/24/2013

r20 Thanx for posting that. More than one ass shot? Didn't that used to mean he was a bottom? Can you find the Dan Marino(?) one? He was posing in a steaming hot shower.

by Anonymousreply 3008/24/2013

It went downhill after celeb actors and singers stopped doing it. These days you get struggling models and top male porn stars on the cover...though reality/tabloid stars are the next crop. First Levi Johnson, now Mike Shouhed.

by Anonymousreply 3108/24/2013

Holliday also used to be a bouncer at some top LA clubs.

by Anonymousreply 3208/24/2013

WEHT Darren Fox? He was perfection.

by Anonymousreply 3308/24/2013

I bought the one with the guy laying in the hay, dick poking out of his underwear. He looked like he was in utter ecstasy.

by Anonymousreply 3408/24/2013

Kelly Coffee was always my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 3508/24/2013

I liked Horst, the HUGE German guy. Shot many a load to that python of a cock.

by Anonymousreply 3608/24/2013

[quote]Ooooh David White. Cheesy 70's hair & stache, but unshaved pubes and nice dick and balls. Jacked off dozens of times to his spread.

I jilled off a few times myself.

by Anonymousreply 3708/24/2013


by Anonymousreply 3808/24/2013

mmm, Horst.

by Anonymousreply 4008/24/2013

More like Horse Wagenbauer.

by Anonymousreply 4108/24/2013

John Holliday got fired from some police force when they found out about the photos. I saw him in a gym once when I was like 17. I recognized him and he smiled at me (BUT I could never tell if it was a showing interest type smile or a look at the silly gay kid who recognizes me for my big dick type smile) He had a lot of tough guy swager. I quickly looked away.

by Anonymousreply 4208/24/2013

it gtot so pornish. i like the 80s issues with regular guys

by Anonymousreply 4308/31/2013

Just for my friends, from Google images: Playgirl centerfolds.

by Anonymousreply 4408/31/2013

R 31 So will we ever get a peek at "Shahs Of Sunset" Mike Shouhed's supposedly enormous kabob ?

by Anonymousreply 4508/31/2013

[quote]R 31 So will we ever get a peek at "Shahs Of Sunset" Mike Shouhed's supposedly enormous kabob ?

Well, if it's enormous yeah, if not, no. He didn't look impressive at all in his behind the scenes footage on the entertainment show wearing tighty whiteys.

by Anonymousreply 4608/31/2013

Two guys that posed during their 70's celebrity days was Johnny Mathis and Lorenzo Lamas. Mathis chicken out after the shoot and didn't sign the release and said he has the negatives in his safe and could be published after he dies. Lorenzo posed right after "Grease" and his father had a fit and got them scrubbed. I heard that some Hollywood memorabilia/poster shop, Jane something had the Lamas shots for sale under the table.

by Anonymousreply 4708/31/2013

Pubic haircuts came and the magazine declined. I can't say one led to the other but the timing ????

by Anonymousreply 4808/31/2013

John Holliday's beautiful and with the meat that's hanging between his legs, he SHOULD be nude.

Those are some nice pics.

I wonder how much use his meat got over the years and what he's doing now.

by Anonymousreply 4908/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 5009/02/2013

Fabian Forte's pictorial shots of his pubes drove me crazy wild with desire back in the day. What a bush that guy had.

by Anonymousreply 5109/02/2013

Good responses! My proposition is - suppose Tim Tebow got a real burst of magnanimity and decided to show it all to the world. What forum would he have?

by Anonymousreply 5209/02/2013

Actually Playgirl's downfall started long before the internet. From the early short Jim Brown years to the current hideous excuse of a publication was not solely the fault of cyberspace by any means. I have never seen a publication put together with less effort. Look at the advertisers they quickly lost. The last straw occurred when I was in this gay strip bar in the 1990's. There were two women there, oddly enough. They said they were scouts from Playgirl! I was appalled. That thy had to resort to this was tragic. They ere digging in the dirt below the bottom of the barrel.

by Anonymousreply 5309/02/2013

Back in the early days of Playgirl, there was a feature about this "ordinary" couple with no sexy poses. Except, the man has his pants off and was sporting a dick - it ended just above his knees and was thick as a horse. Soft. No exaggeration. Her comment was that the orgasms were incredible.

by Anonymousreply 5409/02/2013

Playgirl and, to a lesser extent Viva, were fun back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 5509/03/2013

R47 That would be Baby Jane, and it's rarely open (if at all anymore).

by Anonymousreply 5609/03/2013

And what of the Brazilian magazine G? That seems to have taken a nosedive also.

by Anonymousreply 5709/07/2013

Shaved pubes killed Playgirl.

by Anonymousreply 5809/07/2013

Sam Jones (aka Flash Gordon)

by Anonymousreply 5909/07/2013

What exactly is a playgirl? These guys are not the kind of males women like.

by Anonymousreply 6009/07/2013

I like going to see pictures of its early years. I think the men looked a lot hotter. Then when going through the old pictorials online it eventually morphed into something different. The men were more Falcon Video than hot, man next door pictorials.

by Anonymousreply 6109/07/2013

Because it went from this:

by Anonymousreply 6209/09/2013


by Anonymousreply 6309/09/2013

Oops...I meant to say it went to THIS:

by Anonymousreply 6409/09/2013

R62, that's former model Terry Dineen. He died a few years ago, I think he was in his early 50s, gone far too early.

by Anonymousreply 6509/09/2013

How'd he die?

by Anonymousreply 6609/09/2013


by Anonymousreply 6709/09/2013

A friend of mine knew this guy. I think her sister dated him. Would love to know what he looks like now.

by Anonymousreply 6809/09/2013

They recently had a pictorial of one of those guys from the fake "reality" show Escorts and his has disgusting tattoos that cover his crotch.

It's nasty.

by Anonymousreply 6909/09/2013

R68- Believe it or not I found a recent pictur eof Jim on the web about a year ago. Google and look for James Carvetta. He still lives in Vegas and is remarried. He has a Facebook page too.

by Anonymousreply 7009/09/2013

Sorry, mean James Caravetta

by Anonymousreply 7109/09/2013

The former glory of Playgirl:

by Anonymousreply 7309/09/2013

So lickable:

by Anonymousreply 7409/09/2013

Effortlessly masculine.

by Anonymousreply 7509/09/2013

Noticing a trend here?

It's all about the bush.

by Anonymousreply 7609/09/2013

When Playgirl looked like GQ.

by Anonymousreply 7709/09/2013

Unabashed furriness.

by Anonymousreply 7809/09/2013

Today's models should just kill themselves now.

by Anonymousreply 7909/09/2013

I don't think they ever had big celebrities, just a few has beens desperate to restart their careers, no?

by Anonymousreply 8109/09/2013

I was so in love with Brandon Court, R79.

by Anonymousreply 8209/09/2013

Scott Lockwood. Damn!

by Anonymousreply 8309/09/2013

He sure was cute, R83. Didn't Playgirl believe in the joy of the erect penis, though?

by Anonymousreply 8409/09/2013

r77/r79 wtf is going on with your numbering?

by Anonymousreply 8509/09/2013

R83 - here's Scott Lockwood today. Charter that boat!!

by Anonymousreply 8609/09/2013

Look at all that blond fuzz on his thighs...glorious!

you wouldn't see THAT in Playgirl today...thus the demise.

by Anonymousreply 8709/11/2013

Keep those vintage Playgirl men coming boys!

by Anonymousreply 8809/11/2013

[quote] Didn't Playgirl believe in the joy of the erect penis, though?

they went thru phases...erect, not erect,and also a horrible period of no penis shots at all!

by Anonymousreply 8909/11/2013


by Anonymousreply 9009/11/2013

Why do so many of the vintage Playgirl men look like high fashion print models?

by Anonymousreply 9109/11/2013

the old era had better photography too for some reason. The photos just look more arty.

by Anonymousreply 9209/11/2013

Looks like a 70s Ford male model.

by Anonymousreply 9309/11/2013

I fell in love with Kory in 1983. He was so hot to me..

by Anonymousreply 9409/11/2013

When I was a kid I actually stole this issue from the local market featuring this guy and hid it in the attic for years.

by Anonymousreply 9509/11/2013

Love the natural,nonchalant attitude of so many of these classic Playgirl men.

by Anonymousreply 9609/11/2013

Erotic and manly as hell.

by Anonymousreply 9709/11/2013

As a baby gay, sneaking a look at my friend's mother's Playgirls, I wanted Jon Carlos Londono under the Christmas tree.

by Anonymousreply 9809/11/2013

Lush, velvety pubes are fuckin' sexy!

by Anonymousreply 9909/11/2013

nice guys

by Anonymousreply 10009/11/2013

My dream sweetie Jeff Quinn posed in Playgirl as Rhett Routley. Damn, but he was beautiful! I would love to see what he looks like today.

by Anonymousreply 10109/11/2013

The last time I looked at an issue of Playgirl, it had no national advertising outside of porn ads/sex products. This was maybe 10-15 years ago; I couldn't figure out how it was surviving even then.

by Anonymousreply 10209/11/2013

[quote]When I was a kid I actually stole this issue from the local market

When I was a teen I remember working in a book store where a little kid would come in and steal Playgirl. I always let him get away with it as one baby gay to another.

I wonder if he is one of you nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 10309/12/2013

" I would love to see what he looks like today."

Google "rotting corpse."

by Anonymousreply 10409/12/2013

isn't there a list of PG centerfolds online somewhere? I can't find one but I thought one existed.

by Anonymousreply 10509/12/2013


by Anonymousreply 10609/12/2013

Bite your tongue, R104! He's alive and as gorgeous as ever! But in a pinch I'll take Steve Bond.

by Anonymousreply 10709/12/2013

this guy had the most beautiful penis

found him on facebook but sadly he recently killed himself. (he was gay and had a hot partner. They used to post pictures from their circuit party activities. Sad. I wonder what happened.)

by Anonymousreply 10809/12/2013

his facebook

by Anonymousreply 10909/12/2013

[quote]Effortlessly masculine.

"Effortlessly"? Mary Jane at r75, he's posing wearing a TOOL BELT and nothing else underneath it. That's making a EXTREMELY big effort at masculinity.

by Anonymousreply 11009/12/2013

Remember Steve Bond?

by Anonymousreply 11109/12/2013


We're talking about the model sweetie...not the art direction.

by Anonymousreply 11209/12/2013

Steve Bond (Schlomo Goldgerg) still looks pretty good at 60.

by Anonymousreply 11309/12/2013

Mmm, fuck me Jimmy Lee Holt!

by Anonymousreply 11409/12/2013

r113, I even think he looks better now!

by Anonymousreply 11509/12/2013

Come on, let's breathe some life into this thread. Jim Brown was the apex of Playgirl. I see some semi-celebrity just showed he ass in the current online (?) edition. Suppose some good looking stud celebrity wanted to serve humanity and show it all. Where could he do it? Man Magazine? Too gay. Cosmopolitan?

by Anonymousreply 11609/18/2013

Why do the men of the 70's look older? Some say they are 24 or something like that but they seem older than the boyish 24 year olds of today. Strange.

by Anonymousreply 11809/19/2013

LOVE this guy!

by Anonymousreply 11909/19/2013

What do you suppose he's listening to?

by Anonymousreply 12009/19/2013

Me, I hope.

by Anonymousreply 12109/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 12212/01/2013

They all tanned R118. And drank. And smoked.

by Anonymousreply 12312/01/2013

I still masturbate looking at Peter Lupus' cock.

by Anonymousreply 12402/26/2015

Shaved men are not hot, that was the reason for the demise.

by Anonymousreply 12502/26/2015

[quote]From Jim brown to scraping the back alleys of Prague in order to find the cheapest hustlers.

That's like a desciption of my love life!

by Anonymousreply 12602/26/2015

Chris Atkins was the apex of this magazine!

by Anonymousreply 12707/19/2015

The reason for the demise, as with so many things, is the internet ......... more male nudity than you can shake a dick at hardcore porn, etc ..............

by Anonymousreply 12807/19/2015

I had the issues with Christopher Atkins and Sam Jones hidden away in my bedroom as a teen. Also had one with one shirtless pic of Matt Latanzi which I jerked off to a thousand times.

by Anonymousreply 12907/19/2015

They used to get a lot of normal guys who thought posing was a ticket to acting or modeling careers. Then it degenersted into porn stars and escourts.

by Anonymousreply 13007/19/2015
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