Playboy Puts Archive Online; NBC Unveils ‘Playboy Club’ Trailer

CHICAGO—Playboy has launched a web-based subscription service that gives the user access to all 57 years of the magazine online, starting with the men’s magazine’s debut issue with Marilyn Monroe on the cover.

The website,, costs $8 per month or $100 per year, and is fully optimized for the iPad.  

“From the inaugural issue with Marilyn Monroe to the current issue with rock heiress Lizzy Jagger on the cover, iPlayboy features every pictorial, interview, Centerfold, investigative reporting piece, story, advertisement and image that ever appeared in the magazine, more than 130,000 pages in total,” the company said in a press statement.

This isn’t the first time Playboy has digitized its back issues for distribution. In 2009 the company released a $300 hard drive stocked with its print archive. Certainly the new website is a lot more convenient for mobile digital access and gets updated monthly with each new issue.

In other Playboy related news, NBC today posted a four-minute teaser to its upcoming fall show, The Playboy Club. The series, starring Eddie Cibrian and Amber Heard, focuses on a group of women working as Playboy bunnies in the popular Chicago club during the 1960s.

View the trailer to the series here.