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March 24, 1986
The 14-year-old Santa Monica magazine reportedly will be sold to a group of investors amid a court battle between two men who had been its co-owners. Playgirl Editor Tommi Lewis confirmed that company attorney Richard St. Johns had told some staff members that an agreement had been reached for a group of 11 investors identified only as RGC Acquisitions to buy the magazine.
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May 30, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With only three days left until she tied the knot, Jane Edith Wilson was going to have one last wild night as a single woman. The Conga Room? A male strip show? Nope. Wilson, a 36-year-old Los Angeles actress-comedian spent her waning minutes as an unattached woman gripping a large neon ball and bowling with seven friends. On a recent night at Jillian's Hi-Life Lanes in Universal City--a cross between a retro bowling alley and ritzy bar--the bachelorette party was well underway.
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NEWS
March 8, 1987
A communications company that produces taped "976" telephone messages has filed a $1-million lawsuit against Playgirl magazine, its publisher and advertising company, charging them with discrimination against gays. The Los Angeles Superior Court action by Dial Communications Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What does Brad Pitt have in common with the Ford Pinto, 32,000 flammable sweaters and cheese? All have been the subject of recalls. A Superior Court judge Thursday ordered the publishers of Playgirl magazine to recall its August issue because it contains nude photographs of Pitt and his former girlfriend, lawyers for both sides said. Although lawyers for Playgirl said the issue has sold out, they immediately appealed the ruling. Judge Robert H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bodybuilder once featured in a Playgirl magazine centerfold was arrested Thursday on suspicion of pimping and pandering, following an undercover investigation of an out-call service with 25 to 30 employees, police said. John Albert LaForme, 28, also was booked on suspicion of having steroids, Sgt. Barry Weinstein said. "This was a sophisticated, high-class operation" operated out of LaForme's Orange apartment for the past four years, Weinstein said.
SPORTS
December 27, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY
Lowlights, dark nights and weird sights of football, 1990, as culled from the Dead Season Scrolls: HIGH SCHOOLS A 5-foot-8 member of the girls' cheerleading team at Coronado High (Colo.), whose "great legs" drew admiring comments from one player on the football team, turned out to be a 26-year-old man.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What does Brad Pitt have in common with the Ford Pinto, 32,000 flammable sweaters and cheese? All have been the subject of recalls. A Superior Court judge Thursday ordered the publishers of Playgirl magazine to recall its August issue because it contains nude photographs of Pitt and his former girlfriend, lawyers for both sides said. Although lawyers for Playgirl said the issue has sold out, they immediately appealed the ruling. Judge Robert H.
NEWS
October 5, 1987 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
The nouveaux riches finally have a magazine all their own. It's called, ambitiously enough, Millionaire, and it's a magazine for the working rich, says president/publisher/editor-in-chief/creative director Douglas Lambert, who is targeting an audience with money to burn--or one that would like to have money to burn.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Playgirl magazine has filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in New York. The monthly publication, which offers light self-help features, celebrity interviews and a variety of Man of the Month nude photographs, had been losing circulation and advertising revenue steadily for the last several years.
NEWS
May 30, 2001 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With only three days left until she tied the knot, Jane Edith Wilson was going to have one last wild night as a single woman. The Conga Room? A male strip show? Nope. Wilson, a 36-year-old Los Angeles actress-comedian spent her waning minutes as an unattached woman gripping a large neon ball and bowling with seven friends. On a recent night at Jillian's Hi-Life Lanes in Universal City--a cross between a retro bowling alley and ritzy bar--the bachelorette party was well underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bodybuilder once featured in a Playgirl magazine centerfold was arrested Thursday on suspicion of pimping and pandering, following an undercover investigation of an out-call service with 25 to 30 employees, police said. John Albert LaForme, 28, also was booked on suspicion of having steroids, Sgt. Barry Weinstein said. "This was a sophisticated, high-class operation" operated out of LaForme's Orange apartment for the past four years, Weinstein said.
SPORTS
December 27, 1990 | STEVE HARVEY
Lowlights, dark nights and weird sights of football, 1990, as culled from the Dead Season Scrolls: HIGH SCHOOLS A 5-foot-8 member of the girls' cheerleading team at Coronado High (Colo.), whose "great legs" drew admiring comments from one player on the football team, turned out to be a 26-year-old man.
NEWS
October 5, 1987 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
The nouveaux riches finally have a magazine all their own. It's called, ambitiously enough, Millionaire, and it's a magazine for the working rich, says president/publisher/editor-in-chief/creative director Douglas Lambert, who is targeting an audience with money to burn--or one that would like to have money to burn.
NEWS
March 8, 1987
A communications company that produces taped "976" telephone messages has filed a $1-million lawsuit against Playgirl magazine, its publisher and advertising company, charging them with discrimination against gays. The Los Angeles Superior Court action by Dial Communications Inc.
BUSINESS
June 12, 1986 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
Playgirl magazine has filed for protection from its creditors under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in New York. The monthly publication, which offers light self-help features, celebrity interviews and a variety of Man of the Month nude photographs, had been losing circulation and advertising revenue steadily for the last several years.
BUSINESS
March 24, 1986
The 14-year-old Santa Monica magazine reportedly will be sold to a group of investors amid a court battle between two men who had been its co-owners. Playgirl Editor Tommi Lewis confirmed that company attorney Richard St. Johns had told some staff members that an agreement had been reached for a group of 11 investors identified only as RGC Acquisitions to buy the magazine.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1985
Tommi Lewis has been promoted to editor of Playgirl magazine, Santa Monica, after serving as managing editor since 1983. Karre L. Slafkin was named managing editor.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 1985
Why? Why is it that nude photos of women make news (Madonna, Vanessa Williams, etc.) and those of men are kept hush-hush. Was I the only person who knew there was a great spread of Mr. Rocky Rambo Sly Stallone himself in Playgirl magazine a few months back? Was he ashamed of them? He should be! DELORA WILSON Inglewood
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