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Bonus Episode # 128: The History of the Playboy Clubs with author Patty Farmer

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Author Patty Farmer joined Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre here in the studio to discuss her latest book, PLAYBOY LAUGHS, in addition to more fascinating stories about The Plaza Hotel and a who’s who of entertainment industry legends.

Take a listen by clicking here.


Patty Farmer’s “Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy” on WGN with Rick Kogan



Rick talks to the great Patty Farmer about her new book, “Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy.” The two discuss how underrated the Playboy publications are and how much Playboy and Hugh Hefner did for entertainment. Patty talked about how, from 1960-1980, Playboy provided a stage for countless comedians and entertainers.

Feel free to listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here.


Playboy Swings Press Event at the Plaza



CBS2 News – Los Angeles – Morning Show

Rick Garcia, Patty, Sharon Tay on CBS Morning Show

Rick Garcia, Patty, Sharon Tay on CBS Morning Show














KJAZZ interview with Author Patty Farmer

KJAZZ 88.1 Cal State University, Long Beach

KJAZZ 88.1
Cal State University, Long Beach


KJAZZ 88.1 California State University, Long Beach host Nick Tyler interviews Author Patty Farmer about her newest book, Playboy Swings.


Listen to the interview by clicking here.



RTVI, with Oleg Frish



Fox 32 Chicago



Nita Ketner – New Orleans WWOZ 90.7FM Blog

New Orleans WWOZ 90.7FM

New Orleans WWOZ 90.7FM

“Interviewing a host of musicians, magazine and club personnel, and former Bunnies, Patty Farmer, the author of new book Playboy Swings!: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed The Face of Music, pieces together a fascinating tale of daring innovation that also led to a trailblazing TV show, a popular music festival, and a chain of high-end nightclubs, all of which served to push Hef’s first true love – jazz – further into the mainstream.”


To read more, click here.



Don’s American Songbook




On October 25, 2015, I had the great pleasure to spend a couple of hours talking music with the wonderful Don Romano of Don’s American Songbook.  We spent some time talking about Playboy Swings and playing some music.  Here is the link to the show:



What a treat visiting with Nick Digilio and talking about Playboy Swings.  Thank you Nick for taking an interest.


Take a listen to WGN’s Nick Digilio interview me about Playboy Swings through my YouTube channel by clicking here.