By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission
Another of the spinoff “Special Editions” of Playboy has announced that it is shutting down.
I was at my corner store last night when I noticed that “Playboy’s Lingerie” also was wrapped with plastic wrapping, this time stating “FINAL LINGERIE Issue”. The front cover had a “Farewell” on it, so you didn’t have to buy the magazine to realize what was happening.
As I wrote in a post on the folding of Playboy’s special College edition, a few days ago, this may not be wholly good news for those averse to the “Playboy philosophy”. Probably the exact same reasons that played into the death of that magazine–explored in that post–are at play here so I won’t repeat myself.
One quick note though. An insert card for a subscription offer had come out of a Lingerie magazine and was visible through the plastic.
It advertised an introductory offer of 12 issues of Playboy magazine itself–the main, famous, magazine which these edition closures and probable layoffs of staff is designed to save–for only $12.