If you don’t know who Hugh Hefner is or for that matter if you don’t know what Playboy is, then you have certainly been living under a rock for the last 70 years or so. Playboy was founded by the legend himself, Hugh Hefner and it is an American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine that was once in print and now you can also find it in an online form for the great pleasure of many. Of course, this is just one part of their online presence, and for the time being, we are going to focus on this one. The Official Playboy Archive, ladies and gentleman is a place where the year 1953 and the present meet, and everything you have ever wanted to know about this world is presented at your fingertips.
Playboy has announced at one time in the near past that there will be no more printed issues of their magazine because of a few reasons. Not getting to much into those reasons, we can all say that this is great for all of us that spend their time online wanting to read about quality short-stories, interviews and all of the stuff this magazine has to offer, but, the most important thing is that we have at our fingertips the whole archive of nude pictures of the famous Playboy at our disposal, and this couldn’t be better news. If you are eager to see the fully nude Marilyn Monroe that was on the cover of the first ever printed issue, be our guest! If you want to go a little bit into the future and see the likes of Farrah Fawcett, or Sharon Stone, who starred in the movie Total Recall, she is just one click away.
Even for the younger generations, nude Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Pamela Anderson are all here, locked and ready to bring you those happy times we all need sometimes in our life. The site is masterfully done, as you would expect from an official online fingerprint of a mega-magazine like Playboy, and all the unusual and mundane stuff that a lot of sites have, has been removed, and we have been left with one site that does its purpose.
You can find anything you want on a table of contents here, and if only galleries of pictures interest you, they are here. But, if you are the explorative type, iPlayboy.com has saved for you all the short stories from award winning novelists, all the interesting well-made and funny comics you can enjoy for hours, and the many many interviews from your favorite singers, politicians, movie stars, gurus, fashion icons and much more.
The subscription to iPlayboy.com has a few plans from which you can choose from, but the most popular one is 8$ per month. This however is not the only subscription to choose from, and if you want access to every playmate, celebrity, interview, article, story, pictorial from over 700 issues of Playboy magazine there are also payment plans of 4.17$ billed in one payment of 100$ for 24 months, and a 5$ payment plan billed in one payment of 60$ for 12 months.
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This is a great looking site with a black and white outlining and magazine covers that give it light and color, with not many features to it, it knows what it is (an archive) and it delivers 100%, so if you have some doubts about this site, you can rest assured it will give you what you came for. It is really user friendly, and the browsing of the site is made so well, you only need your mouse, a little bit of clarity about what you want to see, and a lot of time to go through everything this extensive library will give you.
iPlayboy.com is an all-around archive that brings you everything you need when thinking about what the purpose of an archive is. It doesn’t need to be colorful or flamboyant. It needs to give you what you came from, and does an excellent job doing just that.