Hugh Hefner
Willy Rey
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Playboy Enterprises

Knowledge Identifier: &Playboy_Enterprises


Playboy Enterprises

American privately held global media and lifestyle company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1953.

Countries: United States (32%), New Jersey (18%), (18%)

Main connections: Playboy, Hugh Hefner, Manwin

Linked to: Playboy, Privately held company, Playboy Foundation, Reuters




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Playboy Enterprises was created in 1953 as the "HMH Publishing Co., Inc." for the purpose of publishing "Playboy" add something


Playboy ran forty Playboy Club properties from 1960 to 1986 add something


Willy Rey - Willy Rey's nude likeness adorned the stock certificate of Playboy Enterprises at the time of its Initial Public Offering on 3 November 1971


Sales of "Playboy" magazine peaked in 1972 at over 7 million copies add something


Bruce Jackson (audio engineer) - For two weeks during June and July 1973, Elvis flew on an all-black DC-9 airliner with a Playboy logo on the tail; the aircraft was named "Big Bunny"


From 1981 to 1984, the company was a partner in the Playboy Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, New Jersey add something


Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, was the President from 1982, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1988, until she left the company in 2009 add something


In 2005, Playboy began print editions in Argentina, Slovakia, and Ukraine bringing the number of international editions to 20 add something


In 2005, Playboy moved into the top 50 World's largest licensors add something


In 2005, a Playboy satellite radio station launched on Sirius Satellite Radio add something


In 2005, the company began producing Playboy Digital which is an exact duplicate of the print version of the magazine add something


As of December 31, 2005, it owned, operated, or licensed 23 television and movie networks under Playboy TV, Playboy TV en Espanol, and Spice in the United Kingdom, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and Japan add something


Playboy Enterprises was denied a permanent New Jersey gaming license and was forced to sell out to its partner, which changed the name of the hotel/casino to the Atlantis Hotel and Casino. The company returned to the nightlife business with the Playboy Club at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, which opened in 2006 and closed in 2012 add something


The company employed 782 full-time employees at the end of 2006 add something


N9NE Group - In 2006, N9NE opened the Playboy Club at the Fantasy Tower at the Palms, the first Playboy Club since 1988, in partnership with Playboy Enterprises


Tera Patrick - In April 2007, Patrick and her production company, Teravision, filed a lawsuit against Jenna Jameson and Playboy Enterprises for failing to properly account for and pay royalties on money earned by Patrick's website


In 2008, Playboy went into its first wine venture with Gargiulo Vineyards, producing a 12-bottle set featuring the images of playmates from the 1960s and 70s add something


"The Age" reported in October 2008 that, for the first-time ever, Hugh Hefner was selling tickets to his celebrity-filled parties to offset his cash-flow problems due to setbacks Playboy Enterprises has suffered, including decreasing "Playboy" circulation, decreasing stock value, and ventures that have yet to turn a profit add something


Other Playboy Clubs opened in Cancun, Macau, and London in 2010 and 2011 add something


In March 2011, founder Hugh Hefner succeeded in a bid to take Playboy private after 40 years as a publicly traded company add something


Manwin - In November 2011 Manwin became an operating partner of Playboy, managing the brand's online and entertainment business Playboy Plus Entertainment, which operates a number of television channels and online services based in the UK and Benelux


Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is based in Beverly Hills, California, having closed its former headquarters in the top office floors of 680 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois in April 2012 add something


In January 2013, the company said it employed 165 employees add something


Manwin - In the spring of 2014, Playboy took back control of "at significant expense", although Mindgeek still retained control of Playboy TV and Playboy Plus, and Mindgeek still owns the Spice TV channels which were bought from Playboy


In late 2015, it was announced that Playboy Magazine would drop all centerfolds in their magazines add something


The first magazine without centerfolds was the March,2016 edition, released in early 2016 add something