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Playgirl Folds

By: Lauren G - Published: Aug 5, 2008 • References: clevelandleader
After 35 years of nude dudes, Playgirl magazine has called it quits and will only be available online in the future.

Nicole Caldwell, Playgirl's editor-in-chief, confirmed that "Playgirl is going all-Web. The last print issue will be the Jan/Feb 2009 magazine, which comes out Nov. 18."

The website will feature more videos and pictorials, and less editorial content.

Playgirl was founded in 1973 as the feminist alternative and response to men's magazines such as Penthouse and Playboy. The magazine was kept afloat in later years by the gay community and this change in audience was reflected in the images in the magazine.

The magazine was well-known for two publicity stunts - offering Charles, Prince of Wales $45,000 to appear nude in a centerfold in 1990, and publishing a nude pictorial called "The Men of Enron" in September 2002 in which some former Enron employees "lost their shirts."