In June The Art Directors Club of New York held its National Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art and Design. Art directors, publishers, advertising agencies, and artists throughout the country submitted their best work. From the more than 10,000 entries, a distinguished panel of judges* selected less than 375 as representative of the finest editorial and advertising art of the year. Franz Altschuler's illustration for the John Collier story "Bird of Prey" in the second issue of PLAYBOY was one of those chosen. Besides being included in the exhibition, the art received a Certificate of Merit, and will appear in the famous Art Directors Annual. We're more than a little pleased by this honor so early in PLAYBOY's publishing career.
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Peter Duane Van Dyck paid very little attention to his underwear. His shorts received almost no thought whatever. He disregarded them. He changed them automatically. Not every day, like other nice men of his station, but whenever the idea occurred to him. Sometimes he lost his shorts; that is, misplaced them, forgot where he had seen them last.
When English starlet Simone Silva pulled off her brassiére at the Film Festival in Cannes, France, she exposed actor Bob Mitchum to more than a pair of breasts. Six photographers rushed to take pictures, and the resulting publicity made Mitchum's studio and Mrs. Mitchum blow their respective tops.
It Was a dark, starless night. We were becalmed in the Northern Pacific. Our exact position I do not know; for the sun had been hidden during the course of a weary, breathless week, by a thin haze which had seemed to float above us, about the height of our mastheads, at whiles descending and shrouding the surrounding sea.
A Junior Executive is any male in an office who sits down. If you have carefully followed our detailed instructions on applying for a job and rising from the mail room in the last two issues, you are now a Junior Executive.