PHOTO! Here is the Playboy Cover picture of Darine Stern. Does Darine Stern look familiar? She is Marge Simpson’s inspiration for her own new Playboy cover.
In 1971 Darine Stern became the first African American to pose on Playboy. That was October 1971.
Playboy editorial director Jimmy tells CNN:
“We decided to re-create [it] because it’s one of our most iconic covers and because Marge’s sexy blue beehive immediately made us think of Darine Stern, whose beautiful, voluminous hairdo was front and center on the October 1971 cover.”
“Marge Simpson is the quintessential girl next door who stole our hearts 20 years ago and has held them captive ever since. We were delighted to learn she wanted to grace the pages of our magazine. Her pictorial is truly stunning.”
The question is whether a cartoon can save the magazine. Advertising in Playboy is down 31%, sales slipped 25%, and circulation falling to 2.4 million. The issue hits newsstands this Friday.