March 21, 2013

IAN FLEMING: PLAYBOY KINDLE

Ian Fleming established a strong symbiotic relationship with Playboy magazine, where each benefitted from the other's allure, excitement, and modern world-view. Playboy also gained a great reputation as a magazine for its in-depth interviews over the years. They recently released 50 of the most famous interviews as new Kindle books. Included in the new collection of ebooks is an interview conducted with Ian Fleming shortly before his death and published in the December, 1964 issue of PlayboyThe Kindle book is 17 pages and is priced at .99. More info here.


From the Playboy press release: "In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the last half century. To celebrate the Interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have culled 50 of its most (in)famous Interviews and will publish them via Amazon’s Kindle Direct platform. Here is the interview with the James Bond author Ian Fleming from the December 1964 issue." 


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