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Author Patty Farmer talks about her latest books

 


 

KABC 790AM Los Angeles host Doug McIntyre interviews author Patty Farmer, again, this time for Playboy Laughs

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KABC Talk Radio host Doug McIntyre has his second interview with author Patty Farmer, this time to discuss Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy

To listen to the full interview, click here.


 

Studio 10 – Channel TEN – Australia – Hugh Hefner Was More Than Just “Playboy”

 


 

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.


 

Deep Dish Radio with Tim Powers

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Playboy Laughs invites readers onto the sets of the organization’s groundbreaking TV shows, Playboy Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. These popular variety series brought top-tier comedians, impressionists, and monologists―as well as the finest musicians―into people’s homes each week.

To listen to the full interview, click here.

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234 Playboy Laughs with Patty Farmer

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Patty Farmer is an entertainment historian who has authored the new book ‘Playboy Laughs’ chronicling the history involving Playboy magazine and stand up comedy. The recently deceased Dick Gregory got his big break performing at the Playboy club in Chicago and used to have to take the bus to get there because he was so broke when he started. For all the criticism that has fallen on Hugh Hefner for being sexist he doesn’t get enough credit for breaking the color barrier in terms of hiring performers at his clubs and models for his magazine at a time when the United States was racially segregated. In this episode we talk about my own personal history with Playboy magazine and how the Playboy interviews were a very important part of my entertainment apprenticeship. We discuss the rise of George Carlin and Lenny Bruce who performed at the Playboy clubs and which entertainer who couldn’t keep his hands to himself. This important period in American entertainment history and the history of American censorship is but a distant memory for those who remember and this is a conversation I was happy to capture for the Smart Camp audience. So put on your bunny ears and you fluffy slippers and find out why the  Playboy empire was a crucial component in the history of American comedy. It is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Patty Farmer!

To enjoy the conversation that I had with the wonderful Tom Rhodes on Tom Rhodes radio, click here.


 

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

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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.


 

The Virtual Memories Show – Episode 230 – Author Patty Farmer

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How did Patty Farmer go from businesswoman to historian of the Playboy empire? “I don’t do well when I’m bored,” she tells me, as we talk about her new book/oral history, Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy. We get into the cultural impact of Playboy (the clubs, resorts and jazz festivals, not just the magazine), my own history with same, the process of becoming friends with one’s interviewees, gaining access to Hugh Hefner’s immense archives, combining comedians and cartoonists into a single volume, the amazing work Hef did as a cartoon editor, how she swung from business deals to entertainment history, and more! Go buy Playboy Laughs!

Take a listen to the entire interview by clicking here.


 

Word Balloon’s John Siuntres interviews Author Patty Farmer

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Author Patty Farmer is back with a new book chronicling the history of Playboy. Her new book Playboy Laughs collects interviews and stories of the Playboy Clubs role in the evolution of stand up…  John Siuntres talks again with author Patty Farmer about her newest book, Playboy Laughs: The Comedy, Comedians, and Cartoons of Playboy.
WORDBALLOON features one on one interviews with the writers and artists behind today’s pop culture favorites. The creative minds behind today’s hottest comics, films, and Television , tell behind the scene stories providing a DVD like commentary on their works, without spoiling the stories. Hosted by Chicago Radio Host John Siuntres, Wordballoon covers the pop culture entertainment scene , like no other podcast.

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Playboy Laughs: An Interview with Patty Farmer – Canned Air

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Playboy Laughs invites readers onto the sets of the organization’s groundbreaking TV shows, Playboy Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. These popular variety series brought top-tier comedians, impressionists, and monologists―as well as the finest musicians ―into people’s homes each week.

Take a listen to Playboy Laughs: An Interview with Patty Farmer by clicking here.