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    1. Material World

      May 3, 2012

      Zegna one-ups the menswear market

      Will “real” men buy silk? And not silk ties, but silk shirts, silk suits, silk trench coats, silk sweaters and...

    2. December 23, 2011

      Pyjama party

      In a game of free association the phrase “pyjamas in the daytime” is ultimately guaranteed to bring the response “Hugh...

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2011

      Hefner son-in-law settles Playboy case

      The son-in-law of Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Enterprises, has been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission...

    2. August 3, 2011

      Hefner son-in-law settles Playboy case

      The son-in-law of Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Enterprises, has been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission...

    3. June 3, 2011

      Playboy: back to the future

      In the 1960s and 70s, the London Playboy club was the hottest place in town. Sean Connery, Muhammad Ali, and Sammy Davis Jr...

    4. May 27, 2011

      Two towels and Scarlett Johansson

      Sir David Tang, founder of ICorrect, globetrotter, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between...

    5. February 11, 2011

      Proper pyjamas

      Brooks Brothers pyjamas, £75 With Valentine’s day imminent, department stores will be braced for a rush on women’s luxury...

    6. January 10, 2011

      Hefner to take Playboy private

      Hugh Hefner, who founded Playboy nearly 60 years ago, will take the company private in a deal valuing the equity of the...

    7. December 3, 2010

      Sale of the week: Playboy collection

      Sale: The Playboy Collection Location : Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, tel: +1 212 636 2000 Date: Wednesday...

    8. October 21, 2010

      Penthouse magazine founder who flirted with the cloth

      The New Yorker Bob Guccione, who has died of cancer aged 79, founded the men’s magazine Penthouse in London in 1965 and used...

    9. August 9, 2010

      Magazine circulation fails to rebound despite rise in ads

      The two-year slide in US magazine circulation accelerated in the first six months of 2010, in spite of a gradual recovery in...

    10. August 5, 2010

      Playboy trims second-quarter loss

      Playboy managed to slim its net loss in the second quarter as early progress on its transition to a new business model...

    11. July 21, 2010

      Bell hopes Playboy would meet FriendFinder

      Marc Bell, the Florida-based private equity executive who is bidding for Playboy, paused as he explained how he would make a...

    12. July 19, 2010

      Correction: Hugh Hefner

      ● Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Enterprises, is still athletic at 84, not 87 as stated in the editorial of July 17....

    13. July 17, 2010

      Private matters

      Hugh Hefner, the man with perhaps the strongest claim to having taken sex public, wants to go private. Given the financial...

    14. July 16, 2010

      Fighting back against the free sites

      Hugh Hefner has had a busy week. The octogenarian Playboy founder has been promoting a documentary that charts his life...

    15. July 16, 2010

      Penthouse owner raises offer for Playboy

      The owner of Penthouse has made a $210m bid for Playboy in an attempt to trump a bid by Hugh Hefner to take private the...

    16. July 14, 2010

      Penthouse all set to go with Playboy offer

      Marc Bell, owner of Penthouse, will submit on Thursday a formal proposal to purchase Playboy, complicating a bid by Hugh...

    17. July 13, 2010

      Penthouse is open to working with Hefner

      Hugh Hefner has proposed taking Playboy private Marc Bell, owner of Penthouse, is open to working with Hugh Hefner, the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 12, 2010

      Penthouse to launch bid for Playboy

      Playboy could get caught up in a bidding war, after the company that controls rival Penthouse signalled it was preparing to...

    19. July 12, 2010

      Penthouse to launch bid for Playboy

      Playboy could get caught up in bidding war, after the company that controls rival Penthouse signalled it was preparing to...

    20. April 16, 2010

      Legion of the dead in Rome

      The grave of John Keats (d 1821) in Rome’s Cimitero Acattolico Something of a false alarm took me to the Protestant Cemetery...

    21. November 14, 2009

      Speculation grows over Playboy sale

      Playboy, the adult entertainment company, is in sale talks with companies including the owner of London Fog, the trenchcoat...

    22. November 14, 2009

      Speculation grows over Playboy sale

      Playboy, the adult entertainment company, is in sale talks with companies including the owner of London Fog, the trenchcoat...

    23. November 13, 2009

      Speculation grows over Playboy sale

      Playboy, the adult entertainment company, is in sale talks with companies including the owner of London Fog, the trenchcoat...

    24. April 30, 2009

      A Dickens of a one night stand

      In a week of good intentions, near misses and not-quite-made-its (besides the usual cynical intentions and...

    25. April 29, 2009

      Film review: A Dickens of a one night stand

      Ghosts of Girlfriends Past ★★★☆☆ (Mark Waters) Is Anybody There? ★★★☆☆ (John Crowley) X-Men Origins: Wolverine ★☆☆☆☆ (Gavin...

    26. January 18, 2009

      Richard Thompson, Anvil, Basingstoke, UK

      We have Hugh Hefner to thank. In 1999, Playboy invited Richard Thompson, among others, to name his favourite music of the...

    27. December 27, 2008

      Pyjamas on parade

      From last spring's art nouveau printed "pyjama" suits at Prada to next season's polka dot Dolce & Gabbana versions, it has...

    28. December 27, 2008

      Luxury sleepwear worn outside the bedroom

      From last spring’s art nouveau printed “pyjama” suits at Prada to next season’s polka dot Dolce & Gabbana versions, it has...

    29. December 9, 2008

      Exit of Christie Hefner marks fold of family era at Playboy

      Playboy chief executive Christie Hefner will step down in January, ending 50 years of family executive leadership at the...

    30. December 9, 2008

      Christie Hefner to resign as chief of Playboy

      Playboy chief executive Christie Hefner will step down in January, ending 50 years of family executive leadership at the...

    31. December 8, 2008

      Christie Hefner quits Playboy

      Playboy chief executive Christie Hefner will step down in January, ending 50 years of family executive leadership at the...

    32. October 28, 2008

      A fair copper

      The sight of Hugh Hefner in his dressing gown, still playing the playboy for viewers of his reality TV show, is proof that...

    33. October 27, 2008

      Embarq/CenturyTel

      The sight of Hugh Hefner in his dressing gown, still playing the playboy for viewers of his reality TV show, is proof that a...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 26, 2008

      Further Reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - The agreement to nothing. - The Bailout, a play. - Hold-to-Maturity is the new Mark-to-Myth. - “What...

    35. September 16, 2008

      Rise and fall of the pornography barons

      These are the twilight years of a curious late-20th-century business phenomenon: the porn barons. These buccaneers built...

    36. April 7, 2008

      Don’t Miss: John Currin

      Since Warhol’s death in 1987, the search has been on for the Great American Artist. The 1990s rise of the Young British...

    37. April 5, 2008

      John Currin

      Since Warhol's death in 1987, the search has been on for the Great American Artist. The 1990s rise of the Young British...

    38. March 4, 2008

      Obituary: King of Soho made property fortune

      Paul Raymond, who has died aged 82, was the self-made king of seedy Soho and Britain’s answer to Larry Flynt and Hugh...

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