4 Classic Moments from Hef’s “Playboy After Dark”

IT’S DEFINITELY A TRIP TO WATCH HUGH HEFNER’S OLD SHOW, “PLAYBOY AFTER DARK”, which ran in syndication between 1969-1970. The show, made to mimic typical partytimes at Hef’s pad, included shots of lots of hot ladies flocking around some of the biggest talent of the time–more of the same old, same old for Mr. Hefner, after all. And while we’re now versed in a new generation of late night TV habits–people play to the cameras so differently, these days–you have to admit that for its time, this was some pretty badass TV.

Ike and Tina Turner

Sammy Davis Jr.

James Brown

Grand Funk Railroad


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