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Playboy: Redheads Hardcover – September 8, 2005

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James R. Petersen is former editor of "The Playboy Advisor" column and is a longtime employee of Playboy . He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (September 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811848582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811848589
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Haugh VINE VOICE on October 28, 2005
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To be honest, I'm not a big fan of Playboy's photography style. It's too airbrushed and stilted for me. However, I am a fan of redheads which is why I couldn't pass this up.

Overall, I wasn't really impressed. Not only are these shots in typical Playboy style but they are all from the ancient archives. There isn't a picture in here that was taken after the mid-1970's. Some of the hairstyles and backgrounds are distracting. Still, I'm glad I have the book. Why?

Lieko English. Elaine Morton. Tish Howard. Monica Tidwell (twice). Hedy Scott. And, especially, Elizabeth Jordan. There are just enough good shots to justify having this small volume in my collection.

Objectively, this is a well made book. Plus, it is small and inexpensive. If you are a fan of Playboy's classic stuff, then, by all means, take a look. And, if you are a fan of redheads, by all means, take a look. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Konrei on March 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This mini-volume is one of three vintage photo collections issued by Playboy to celebrate any man's favorite hair color. PLAYBOY: REDHEADS is an homage to that relatively rare though undeniably beautiful and mysterious mutant strain, the true redhead.

James Peterson, the Editor, must love redheads the most. He waxes absolutely rhapsodic about them in his introduction. Any man who appreciates the redhead will instantly understand.

The book consists only of photos dating from 1953 to 1974. While many alluring redheads have appeared in Playboy's pages since then, by limiting the collection to The First Twenty Years, Peterson has no shrift with "bottle jobs," ignores the artificially-enhanced breast, and disdains the racing stripe sorority and the Baby Bare Generation. Thank heavens! The women portrayed herein are real women, some of them wearing Mrs. Cleaver's hairdo perhaps, and some of them more voluptuous and less toned than current tastes allow, but, still in all, untouched by surgically-gloved hands.

Since this is a collection of vintage photographs, they range from 1950s stilted to 1970s freestyle, and it is interesting to see the magazine evolve, and our culture's perceptions of feminine beauty change.

My only criticism is that there just isn't enough of it.

PLAYBOY: REDHEADS is a great "stocking stuffer" book for any man with taste.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By gobirds2 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Whether it's a smoldering auburn, a fire engine red or a sweet strawberry blonde, red hair has captivated red-blooded men for centuries. The rarest and most beguiling of hair colors finally gets its due in this collection of fabulous full color photographs from PLAYBOY from the fifties, sixties and seventies. This sleek volume presents a host of scantily clad beauties each in her favorite element: frolicking poolside, preparing the perfect cocktail, starting a pillow fight. Elegantly designed with the discerning man in mind, REDHEADS captures the eye like only a REDHEAD can.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Katie - MI on December 13, 2011
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As a straight woman, this isn't a book I would normally buy. However, as a redhead and a collector of books about redheads, I had to have it. Such a wierdly fun addition to my collection! Most of the photographs have a retro pin-up girl quality. A great gift for redheads and redhead lovers alike.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Lazarevic on October 18, 2007
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This book, although small in size, is packed full of stunning beauties. It is fairly dated but the girls are all stunning and all but a few are natural redheads. An up to date version of this book would really put the icing on the cake, but whilst we wait for that, this book will certainly fuel a passion.

The dvd to go with this series is an absolute must for any 'redophiles'. Both are recommended highly.
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Bought this for a friend of mine who is a bit of a pervert and huge fan of redheaded women. He gave the book two thumbs up and a huge grin, while he looked at the history of vixens.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ellison on January 24, 2013
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Cover price of 16.95 and manufactured in Hong Kong the book features about 100 pages of red heads from 1954 to 1973. Each photograph features the model's name and the year it was taken. 1950's-20 pictures, 1960's-33 pictures, 1970's-8 photos.

It is at about page 80 before we see a full body shot, and that one the model is wearing a see-through outfit. Not until page 90 do we get a full look-see. Pretty. No piercings or tats. Some wear garish lipstick. Quotes scattered throughout that range from Mark Twain to Lucille Ball to Jane Fonda to Anne of Green Gables.

In some photos items are carefully place or legs held a certain way to not show everything. Tan lines reveal what is usually not revealed. Significant areola, bosom and cleavage. Can be viewed repeatedly at mulitple settings. One three page fold-out, pretty.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AlexsDad on January 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This compilation of Playboy models will not disappoint the admire of redheads. With Playboy you know that the women are all going to be gorgeous. The ladies are lovely and artfully bare their boobs and buns. Beautiful.
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