14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

14 Iconic Authors Bare It All in Playboy Without Taking Their Clothes Off

Book Culture

Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying the effect Hefner’s work has had on both the literary and publishing worlds. In memoriam of Hugh Hefner’s life and career, we’ve put together a list of some of the most notable authors and interviews published in Playboy to prove that yes, some people really do read it for the articles.    I had so much fun making the featured image that I couldn’t not also make a full cover. Enjoy. / Image Via The New Yorker, Photoshopped by yours truly.   If you’ve got a subscription to Playboy, be sure to check out the Playboy …

Roald Dahl Wanted Charlie of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to be Black

Roald Dahl Wanted Charlie of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to be Black

Hero of children’s literature Roald Dahl originally intended for one of his most famous characters (Charlie of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) to be black, however he was dissuaded by his agent on the basis that readers would question why he included a black lead. Though it’s no excuse, bear in mind this was 1964.    In an interview with the BBC on Dahl’s 101st birthday, his widow Liccy Dahl said, “his first Charlie that he wrote about was a little black boy,” adding that it was a “great pity” that Dahl had given into the change.   Roald Dahl originally wanted Charlie from Charlie …