Friday, November 11, 2005

‘Playboy’ Books Show The Hairy Side Of Blondes, Brunettes and Redheads

EVANSTON, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new Playboy book series is revealing the hair-raising truth about blondes, brunettes and redheads.

The photo books titled Blondes; Brunettes; and Redheads (Chronicle) look back at playmates from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s and sort them by their haircolor.

Jim Petersen – a Playboy contributing editor who wrote the foreword for each book – says he initially wondered why the publisher didn’t use modern women in the books.

The answer, he says, is because in the ’50s few women changed their haircolor locks the way women do today.

And back then, he claims there were preconceptions about a woman based on her haircolor, summing it up as: “A blond was a blond; a redhead was trouble and a brunette was stable.”

These days, 75 percent of women color their hair, which means the carpet doesn’t match the curtains.

But he adds, “Nowadays, everyone is shaving their pubic hairs and they can be anyone under the sun.”

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