Playboy Special Editions

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Playboy Special Editions are a spin-off series of Playboy magazine containg glamour and softcore nude photographs.



Unlike the monthly magazine, which features a variety of articles, opinion columns, and works of fiction, the only texts found in the Special Editions are captions of the photographs and readers' letters. Two issues are usually published each month. While the magazines often feature former Playmates of the Month, many other models also appear in them.

Early issues, beginning in 1983, featured approximately 100 pages of old reprint and outtake photos of Playmates with no specially commissioned photos. Issues from the early 1990s began to include a number of "one-shot" models purchased in bulk from glamour photographers. By the mid-1990s, Playboy had established a distinct identity for the line by mixing new shots of recent Playmates with new models, some of whom soon became as popular as the Playmates themselves.

List of Special Editions

There are several long-running series of Special Editions, as well as short series and one-offs.

Book of Lingerie/Lingerie
Playboy Special Editions' longest-running series is Lingerie (formerly known as Book of Lingerie). The first issue was released as Book of Lingerie in 1984. Two further issues were published in 1987 and 1988; a bimonthly series began with the November 1988 issue. The title was changed to Lingerie with the September 2002 issue.

Book of Lingerie (3 one-shots. 1984-1988)
Book of Lingerie (bimonthly series, 1988-2002)
Lingerie (bimonthly series, 2002-2012)

Celebrities

Vanna White (1987)
Kimberley Conrad Hefner (1989)
Dian Parkinson (1993)
Anna Nicole Smith (1995)
Pam Anderson (1996)
Rena Mero (Wrestling Superstar Sable) (1999)

College Girls
A Playboy College Girls issue featuring girls from the Big 12 Conference in 1997

The models featured in these series are described as coming from the student population of American colleges and universities.

After several one-shots were published, beginning in 1983, an annual series began in 1995. The main series became semiannual in 2000 and several spinoffs also appeared beginning the next year. The spinoffs ended in 2005. Since 2005, the main series has published at least two issues year, without following a fixed schedule .

The 2002 May issue caused some controversy at Baylor University, which has a religious affiliation. Baylor declared that associating with the magazine would be a violation of the school's code of conduct.[5]

College Girls (four one-shots, 1983-1993)
College Girls (series, 1995-2012)
Sexy College Girls (two issues, 2001-2002)
College Girls Wet & Wild (one-shot, 2002)
Nude College Girls (three issues, 2003-2005)

Girls/Women of the World

Women of the World (one-shot, 1987) Complete
Girls of the World (two issues, 1992-1994)
Sexy Girls of the World (two issues, 2001-2010)

Nudes

Nude Celebrities (two issues, 1995, 1997)
Nudes (annual series, 1990-2005, 2011-2012; semiannual, 2006-2010)
World Wide Nudes (one-shot, 1996)

Playmate Search

Great Playmate Hunt (one-shot, 1989)
Great Playmate Search (one-shot, 1994) Complete
Playmate 2000 (two issues, 2000)
Playmate Search 50 (one-shot, 2004)

Playmates
The Playmate of the Year appears on the cover of each issue of this annual series.

Calendar Playmates (one-shot, 1992)
Celebrating Centerfolds (five issues, 1998-2000)
Centerfolds of the Century (one-shot, 2000)
Classic Centerfolds (one-shot, 1998)
Facts & Figures (one-shot, 1997)
International Playmates (two issues, 1992-1993)
Nude Playmates (one issue per year, 1997-1998, 2001-2012)
Playmate Review (annual series, 1985-2012)
Playmate Tests (two issues, 1998-1999)
Playmates (two issues, 1983-1984)
Playmates at Play (one-shot, 1994)
Playmates in Bed (eleven issues, 1995-2008) Complete
Playmates in Paradise (one-shot, 1994)
Playmates in the Spotlight (one-shot, 1989)
Playmates of the Year (two issues, 1986, 2000)
Pocket Playmates (six issues, 1995-1997)
Sexiest Playmates (one-shot, 2001)
Twenty-One Playmates (two issues. 1996-1997)
Video Playmates (one-shot, 1993)
Wet & Wild Playmates (one-shot, 1994)

Voluptuous Vixens/Vixens
The Voluptuous Vixens / Vixens series features models with large breasts. Ten issues of Voluptuous Vixens were published, once or twice per year, beginning in 1998. A bimonthly series, simply titled Vixens, began in 2005 and ran for twelve issues. The original title resumed in 2007, appearing on a thrice-yearly schedule.

Voluptuous Vixens (ten issues, 1998-2004)
Vixens (bimonthly series, 2005-2007)
Voluptuous Vixens (thrice-yearly series, 2007-2012)

Wet & Wild

Wet & Wild Women (three issues, 1987-1993)
Wet & Wild (ten issues, 1996-2011)

Other series

Barefoot Beauties (annual series, 1999, 2001-2003) Complete
Bathing Beauties (annual series, 1989-1995)
Big Boobs & Hot Buns (annual series, 2008-2012)
Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads (eight issues, 1985-2011)
Casting Calls (two issues, 2001-2002)
Cover Girls (two issues, 1986, 1997)
Exotic Beauties (four issues, 2002-2007)
Fantasies (For Men and Women) (two issues, 1991)
Fresh Faces (semiannual series, 2008-2009)
Girlfriends (annual series, 1998-2003)
Girls with Girls (annual series. 2004, 2006-2010)
Girls of Summer (annual series, 1983-1984, 1986, 1988-2004)
Girls of Winter (four issues, 1985-1998)
HardBodies (two issues, 1987, 1999)
Hot Housewives (semiannual series, 2007-2012)
Hot Shots (annual series. 2004-2008) Complete
Natural Beauties (annual series, 1998-2004, 2006-2007; semiannual series, 2008-2012)
Real Sex (two issues, 1998-1999)
Sexy 100 (annual series, 2003-2010)
Sexy Celebrities (two issues, 2001-2002)
Sexy Girls (two issues, 2004, 2011)
Sexy Girls Next Door (annual series, 1998-1999, 2001, 2003-2007, 2009-2012)
Sexy Summer Girls (two issues, 2010, 2011)
Sisters (two issues, 1986, 1992)
Supermodels (two issues, 1995, 1998)
The Year in Sex (two issues, 1988, 1989)
Working Women (two issues, 1984, 1988)

One-shots

Women of Television (1984)
Playboy - The Parody (1984)
Newsmakers (1985)
Pompeo Posar (1985) Complete
Entertaining Women (1985)
Sporting Women (1986)
Country Girls (1987)
Holiday Girls (1987)
Photography (1988)
Women on the Move (1988)
100 Beautiful Women (1988)
Sex and Other Late-Night Laughs (1990; contains cartoons only)
Women (1991)
Career Girls (1992)
Beauty Queens (1994)
Hot Denim Daze (1995)
Sexy Ladies (1995) Complete
Blondes (1995)
Sexy Swimsuits (1996)
Lingerie Model Search (1997)
Sexy Latin Ladies (1997)
Women of Color (1997)
Playboy's 1998 Guide to Men's Clubs (1997)
X-Girls (1997)
Body Language (1998)
Sex Stars of the Century (1999)
Asian Beauties (2000)
Sexy Girls in Sports (2000)
CyberGirls (2002)

List of Playboy Supplements

Before publishing its Special Edition line, Playboy published a line of squarebound volumes featuring text, photos, and cartoons; some included only content reprinted from the parent magazine; others incorporated original material. Several volumes collected only cartoons from the magazine. A few volumes went through multiple printings, sometimes with replacement covers.
Series

The Playboy Cartoon Album (seven volumes, 1963-1980)
The Best from Playboy (ten volumes, 1963-1983)
Playboy's Holiday Album (two volumes, 1970-1971)
Playboy's Girls of the World (two volumes, 1971-1972)
Playboy Bunnies (three volumes, 1972-1983)[6]
The Girls of Playboy (five volumes, 1973-1982)
Eve Today (two volumes, 1974-1975)
Playboy's New Holiday Album (two volumes, 1975-1976)
Ecstasy (two volumes, 1976)
Sexy Ladies (two volumes, 1977-1978)
Fashion For Men (semiannual series, 1981-1983)

Cartoonist Collections

Playboy's John Dempsey (1970)
Playboy's Phil Interlandi (1971)
Playboy's Little Annie Fanny (1972)
Playboy's Alden Erikson (1972)
Playboy's Vargas Girls (1972)
Playboy's Gahan Wilson (1973)
Playboy's Buck Brown (1981)

One-shots

Pl*yb*y (Harvard Lampoon Parody) (1966)
The Sexual Revolution (1970)
The Youth Culture (1971)
Mirror of Venus (1972)
The Sensuous Society (1973)
Women by 10 (1973)
The Pocket Playboy #1 (1973)
Love Games (1975)
Deborah's Dreams (A Victorian Fantasy) (1976)
Love Scenes (1976)
Noelle (and the twelve nights of Christmas) (1976)
Leading Ladies (1981)
Dreams (Richard Fegley) (1982)
Playbore (1983)

Editions of other countries

Les Filles de Playboy (France)

Playboy Argentina
Playboy Austria
Playboy Brazil
Playboy Bulgaria
Playboy Colombia
Playboy Croatia
Playboy Czech
Playboy Estonia
Playboy Germany
Playboy Greece
Playboy Hungary
Playboy Italia
Playboy Latvia
Playboy Lithuania
Playboy Mexico
Playboy Netherlands
Playboy Philippines
Playboy Poland
Playboy Portugal
Playboy Romania
Playboy Slovakia
Playboy Slovenia
Playboy South Africa
Playboy Spain
Playboy USA
Playboy Venezuela