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The men’s magazine that propelled the sexual revolution was first published in Chicago in 1953. Join Elizabeth Fraterrigo, author of Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America, on a tour that highlights Playboy’s story and the lifestyle it evoked. Explore the company’s humble beginnings, the changes in gender and sexuality it inspired, and the controversy and criticism it provoked. Take in exterior views of the former Playboy Mansion, Palmolive Building, and places Hugh Hefner frequented.

*Tour runs approximately 2 hours and includes about 2 miles of walking

$25, $20 members

Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. | Meet at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark Street


Playboy Bunny uniform, 1972, in Chicago: Crossroads of America exhibition at the Chicago History Museum, 2012.
Playboy Towers, taken from 9th floor of Drake Hotel
Photo, Playboy Club, early 1960s.
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