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Representatives of Playboy Enterprises, who own the rights to the Playboy franchise, announced the cessation of the print version of the magazine in the United States. One of the reasons for stopping is also called the coronavirus epidemic.

At the same time, the head of the publishing house said that the company will continue to issue special issues, but already irregularly. The editors will publish content on the Internet.

The first Playboy issue was released in the United States in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe on the cover. The circulation of the issue was 70 thousand copies. Almost all the time the magazine existed, it was managed by Hugh Hefner, he died in September 2017. Playboy is not only a magazine, but also a huge entertainment business: the company has clubs, resorts, a music label, a clothing brand, television shows, etc.

Playboy has also published many famous literary works. Among the authors who published in the magazine were Ray Bradbury, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Haruki Murakami, Jack Kerouac, Kurt Vonnegut, Jan Fleming and others.

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