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CLASSIC INFLUENCE. CONTEMPORARY STYLE.
Factory is back in production reviving their glorious club days
How The Hef is celebrating 50 years of the Playboy Club
P aloma F aith
The Truth or Something Beautiful?
elcome to the third issue of Retro Magazine. This month you’ll notice that we’ve altered a few things. The major change is we’re now called Retro magazine... You were calling us that anyway and surprisingly it hadn’t been used by another style magazine so we decide to snaffle it up. After the fantastic response we got from the style sections, we’ve decided to go into cahoots with Location Works, who are the biggest suppliers of properties for film and TV in the UK. They’ve got a spectacular range of properties which we’ll be getting the keys to and letting you inside to have a snoop around (page 36). We are also pretty chuffed to get an interview with the fabulous Paloma Faith, who epitomises what we stand for: classic influence with contemporary styling. We think she’ll be one of the big stars of the next decade (page 30). We’re also focusing on two iconic brands that are celebrating this month: Factory with the opening of their new club FAC251 in the former site of the Factory Records offices (page 40), and Playboy Club, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a spectacular array of 50 parties in 50 cities in 50 countries, all on the same night (page 46). We hope the Hef’s pacemaker is fully charged. We’re loving the feedback, so keep it coming. Bruce Hudson Editor Retro Magazine firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cover Image by Alice Hawkins, This Page: Top Left - Charm Factory, Top Right - Vintage at Goodwood, Bottom Left - Location Works, Bottom Right - Christina Maté
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£115 .STREET STYLE CAMEOS Name: Elliot Smith Age: 18 One person that you admire?: Johnny Cash Where do you usually buy your clothes?: Second hand shops Where did you buy your shoes and for how much?: In Jump The Gun.
We thought it sounded right up our street and Kym Hatala.Five Minutes Inside. with a large selection of vintage and retro gear. This cosy little hub contains a treasure trove of quality second hand clothes and accessories.. This month we step inside To Be Worn Again. was even nice enough to help dress a dummy for us! Photos by Esther Aventin Clothes selected by Kym Hatala & Cristina Maté Bag: £20 Belt: £15 Coat: £45 Shoes: £30 . in Sydney Street.. the manager of TBWA. UK. Brighton.
model and burlesque dancer Kitten Von Mew. Sixties singer Sandie Shaw.com .vintageatgoodwood. www. celebrating five decades of British cool and they‘ve pulled in some famous friends to promote the event: Vivienne Westwood model Sara Stockbridge. Sound totally decade-nt.1 FIVE THE TOP Vintage at Goodwood Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway are behind a new festival launching in August. pop star Lily Allen and Swing Out Sister singer Corinne Drewery. Fifties model Bronwen Astor.
raceretro.com . Sir Sterling Moss rates it the best historic car show he’s been to and who are we to argue with the great man.2 FIVE THE TOP Race Retro Europe’s premier historic car event takes place at Stoneleigh Park. www.
cola-red.3 FIVE THE TOP Cadillac Booth Set Cola Red’s North American factory has been making furniture since the early Fifties and they’ve been importing this booth and other retro furniture into Europe since 2005. www. Authentic and stylish… oh happy days.com .
His dad thinks it’s his best design.com THE 4 FIVE TOP .nickmunro. He made this coffee pot out of pewter (which is mostly tin) and in the shape of Tintin’s rocket. www. Aw bless.Tin Tin by Nick Munro Inspired by the comics his dad bought for him when he was a nipper. Tintin was his favourite.
gorenje.uk . well ever. lusty hues of Lime Green. www.co.5 FIVE TOP THE Juicy Orange Fridge Freezer by Gorenje The coolest thing to come out of Slovenia. Raspberry Pink and Juicy Orange with handles available either in the timeless and fashionable chrome or in the colour of the chosen fridge exterior. these fridges are styled in bright.
which work with Windows XP. www. With space for your mobile. Vista & 7. this month.jp . just don’t leave it on the tube when you’re coming back twatted. when you buy the ipad because The Happy Owl design studio has come up with this rather natty ‘Clutch’. You’ll be a doubly happy owl. Twoo. The four vacuum tubes contain a blue LED which flicker along with the tunes you put on. Available from April.Inspired New products Classic influence iPad Clutch £TBC Twit.happyowlstudio. www. after a Friday session in the boozer. Available in two colours: metallic silver and black.umazone. wallet and other bits and bobs for when you head off to the office.com Umazone USB Speakers $25 Fan of steampunk? Then these USB speakers. are a must have.
then nothing will! www. They’re 36” tall overall and the bell of the horn is 14” across (behave). We like it although it looks like you’ll find Mini Me’s washing inside. But as soon as we heard Kilo was involved we thought that’s going to set us back a few pounds.gadgets Specimen Horn Speakers $1850 The Little Horns (steady) can be used with almost any stereo system. built-in speakers.specimenproducts. singleended triode (SET) tube amplifiers. voice recorder. and are also uniquely suited to low-power (10-watts or less per channel). the development of the Track has been a collaboration with Kilo Design to ensure the latest speaker driver technology and material craftsmanship. frankly if these don’t give you the horn. The MP3 Player is a 1. The base is an 8” cube and will sit nicely on a 10” deep shelf… and. Triphos has introduced their latest portable mp3 player the DoDoNA S-100 (the person who named it obviously has really podgy fingers). well. www.com .revolveclothing.1-inch OLED display.gobizkorea. We were wrong.com AIAIAI Tracks Headphones $59 Inspired by the Walkman. and 4GB of internal memory. www. The 40mm speaker offer a full-spectrum sonic experience from the deepest base to high frequency tones.com Triphos DoDoNa Cube $170 Korean Company. FM radio.
They’ll hit the shops in April.com JVC RV NB50 Kaboom $299. FM radio but keeping in line with recent releases has an iPod dock and line-in port. www. But the wood grain finish is a grower and all part of ‘The Impossible Project’ between Polaroid and long term partner Summit Global Group. It’s got the basics you’d expect…CD player.when carrying make sure you don’t forget to put your Seventies ‘fro comb in your hair. JVC is shaking the room with the RV-NB50 Kaboom.gadgets Polaroid PIC 1000 $100 When I first saw this I wasn’t sure if I should take photos with it or plane the nearest door. to offer a completely redesigned..jvc.com . www. Note. the PIC 1000.95 Now who can resist a boom box. modern version of the Polaroid OneStep camera. Those generous guys at JVC even throw in a shoulder strap.polaroid. We’re all for plans to re-release the old instant-film cameras and the famous Color 600 instant film. so you can blast some unsuspecting pensioners on the go..
Inspired New products Classic influence Oasis Flow Digital Radio £25 The Oasis Flow combines digital radio and FM reception with a Wi-Fi connection. Welcome to the Summer of Bedroom Love.” and yes the SPIN knob simulates the scratch feature on a DJ turntable. This rechargeable internet-connected radio comes in a rugged weatherproof case. Looks like the heady days of bedroom air guitar and hair brush karaoke are over. just about.co.urbanoutfitters. www. survive the rigours of the English summer.uk .pure. cast aluminium framework and rubber seals which means it might. www.com MP3 DJ Mixer £120 Superstar DJ here we go and according to Urban Outfitters “this iPod DJ mixer brings a new level of professionalism to the bedroom DJ.
Simply shagtastic! www.uk ‘The Hef’ Sofa $15. and a Playboy sofa! In honour of Playboy Club’s 50th Anniversary Batt has designed ‘The Hef’.lifestyle Kartell Cindy Table Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani £137 I guess Dallas in the late 70s was the closest that decade came to bling and these look like they’ve been lifted from the Poison Dwarf’s bedside table. a trendy home decor showroom that boasts fine pottery. founder Hugh Hefner has signed each one.hazelnutneworleans.heals. and check this out.co. baby’ but remember to keep them out of JR’s reach as he’d loved to throw one of these at Cliff. stemware.000 Mad Men star Bryan Batt runs Hazelnut New Orleans. There is just something about these table lamps which screams ‘turn the lights down low. www.com . There are only 50 ‘The Hef’s.
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complete with rabbit-ear antennae and chrome legs with old-school knobs for changing channels and adjusting volume. www. and a wireless remote. It does have a modern twist with digital tuner.lifestyle LG retro TV serie 1 $216 A14-inch diagonal screen.com . No mention anywhere of your Dad telling you to turn it off and do your homework. composite video for your retro video game console. We think that comes as an extra.lge.
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Features a commemorative “23/25″ logo on the tongue and comes boxed in an aluminium briefcase (just in case you need to make some notes while you’re lining up a three-pointer). there’s going to be a series of shoes released throughout the year. . The Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro in grey. So to honour the great man’s legacy. white and metallic silver are the first to be slamdunked on us.Nike Air Jordan 1 25th Anniversary release The Jordan Brand is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2010.
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my wife and I contradiction. This girl has style. 2010. her performance was a Murray .with flow. With the Merlot beginning to suffice to say it was The Statue of Liberty…. Jools Holland with a Danny Dyer. She performed New York in a dress Hootenanny in front of a roaring fire in our friend’s on which a university theses could be written.c in the air After witnessing a standout performance on Jools Holland’s Hootenanny. But her appearance made divinely but. An anecdotal survey an elfin. we are introduced to the N .your inebriation did us knock-out. then Paloma Faith and discovered I wasn’t Laaanden drawl schmoozes with Florence and then the only one who hadn’t heard of this schmoozes. proud) the night succeeded in takme nervous. but Devonshire cottage. Why the hell hadn’t I rather surprisingly. with bright new thing. as only Jools can. I decide to send a Facebook message to her And. She is much more light. when her mouth Holland she must be a big star? and rightly so as during the latter Damn it! Why did they get rid opens she speaks Right? part of 2009 they had been. rather surprisingly. when her but a chat with the manager says she’s had two top mouth opens she speaks with a Danny Dyer. celebrities to vicariously stumble Aaah. Laaanden drawl. a couple of great mates and the audience of fringing. well. So I decided to go in search of schmoozes with the audience. Her debut album is falling off the charts at 54 (it peaked at 9 in the official listings). Bruce Hudson talks to the flamboyantly determined Paloma Faith and discovers the former conjurer’s assistant has more than a few tricks up her sleeve ew Year’s Eve. of Top of the Pops!! ubiquitous. The ubiquitous of her? If she was on Jools Florence and the Machine perform. I hear you ask but could she drunkenly through the festivities sing? Well. there you have it. dressed divinely but. the wonderfully curious. 20 singles off the album and she’s ‘bubbling under’. with a very firm nod of the She is dressed (take a bow Eddie Irvine and Al head. pixie-like creature who is overly excited to of friends and colleagues reveals the occasional be there (like a child who has drunk too much nod and one fan and a visit to HMV doesn’t shed orange squash at their own birthday party). heard ing on a rosy glow. the incredibly heroically choose to stay up (we have a one intoxicating (well it was in keeping with the night) year old) and watch Jools Holland’s Paloma Faith.
My cousin was obsessed by her and had all these posters in her bedroom and I wanted to be like my cousin so I copied her. It’s inevitable that next time I want it to do more. “I was inspired by Marilyn Monroe.” So is there frustration at how the debut album has performed? “I’ve achieved more than I ever imagined. and anything that wasn’t 100% got knocked out”. Paloma was born Paloma Faith Blomfield. I do sometimes but it’s not difficult for me to carry on the way I was. but I still manage to get on the bus and tube and not be recognised constantly. It was quite a negative time for me training to be a dancer. it looks so glamorous and people do it with me. It was during “I’ve achieved more than I ever imagined. But I wasn’t into it. A quick peek at her twitter page backs this up as she has performed at the Jazz Café.requesting an interview and by the end of the day she has responded. ‘You’re a big celebrity now’.” From school she went to Leeds to train as a dancer but as she admits. I like to pretend that I’m stupid so that people think they can run rings round me and then I can quickly lash out. She subsequently cancels twice and when I finally get hold of her she admits “that this week I had seven days of stuff packed in. That opened me up to lots of possibilities. “That was a really inspiring place to be. When you look from the outside at the industry I’m in. It taught you to scrutinise yourself physically and I don’t think that’s healthy for anybody. 1985. It was very narcissistic. “I was singing songs by bands like Brand New Heavies but being honest nobody ever liked it. where she is noticeable by her absence of any nominations.” During this period she did a “bit of singing with a teacher and I also started writing but it was shit. although she used to perform covers at school concerts.” When I ask her how she got into St Martin’s there’s a sharp intake of breath. “that was a real shock to the system because I’m such a proud Londoner. saying ‘great’ and before I know it I’ve entered the whirlwind that is Paloma’s life. It’s inevitable that next time I want to do more” this period that she first started to be inspired by the vintage look that has become her signature both on and off the stage. But as soon as you’ve achieved something then the bar is raised. washing up.” But she’s working hard to change all of that. in Hackney. flown off to and performed in Finland and been in a Channel 4 short film. Curiouser and curiouser? Her original reaction to the snub on Twitter was “Ho hum! I didnt get nominated for a Brit Award but nor did Amy [Winehouse] on her first album so I will try not to get upset. But as soon as you’ve achieved something then the bar is raised.” The singing was slower to take off.” It was on her return to London and in particular to St Martin’s (she has a MA in Theatre Direction) that she really started to blossom and the creative juices began to flow. London to a Spanish father and a British mother and describes herself as a ‘proud Londoner’. “I got a first for my degree dissertation. Her first job was at 14 working in a café in Islington. The depth and variety of her work and . but I thought that might be my only opportunity to leave. particularly for the Newcomer of the Year award. Curiouser & Curiouser I finally get to speak to her the day after the Brit Awards.” Photo: Saul/ The Charm Factory Under The Influence The fact that she’s a smart cookie comes as no surprise. It gave me a sense of freedom like how I could express myself.
a singer in a burlesque cabaret. has been a huge mentor to me. where she is as likely to make a dramatic entrance sporting a huge feather plume. the things she couldn't do. like being able to swim and dance and drive.influences betray this. as a variation on the showgirl. The stage. or carrying an oversized balloon. It’s not many young pop stars who would cite Josephine Baker (noted as much for her services to civil rights as being the first African American to star in a major motion picture) as their hero or when asked to name a song to chill out to would select ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James or heading out to a party would put on ‘Bloodshot Eyes’ by Wynonie Harris. which she prides herself on." You get the feeling the drive really comes from within Paloma. is crafted by Paloma. “My mum has always been massively encouraging and supporting of me but Marisa Carnesky. An acute sense of dynamic and drama punctuate the show.” Stage Presence These influences are also reflected in her live shows. a performance artist who did the Ghost Train I was on and initiated the burlesque revival in the Eighties. as each performance is unique. "She put great value on things that people take for granted. She sites her mother as the driving force and wanting Paloma to be everything she wasn't. a life model and even a magician’s assistant. enhancing songs that draw on musical influences . and her own influences are beginning to take centre stage. A trawl through her CV shows she has had a unbelievably colourful career juggling jobs as a sales assistant at Agent Provocateur. But the way Paloma has got to the front of stage is anything but traditional. of course. but one who takes her influences from a vast knowledge of film and theatrical culture extremely seriously.
She describes her live performances as “David Lynch meets William Blake at the circus” .
that people think and then got asked to go back. my schedule is absolutely ridiculous. So I’m feeling rather chuffed that. it might be a while before she gets the recognition from a words to all the songs before the “I got a first for wider audience.7digital. as you know. Nick Cave and Chrissie Hynde to name but a few. But it’s really hard to get the Holland. I was Doctor Parnassus.” The audience dress up and knew the one of her idols. family.as diverse as Billie Holiday. ask her for a career highlight so far it’s It comes therefore as no real my degree not the top ten album or the starsurprise for a girl who likes to make dissertation. Etta James. because an evening with friends. She is currently touring the UK. I felt really honoured to be the as the girlfriend of the devil (played by Tom Waits) in The Imaginarium of rings round me one person to be on there who hasn’t had the longevity [career-wise]. In 2007. I stayed in. Jools “I think the number one album. To preorder your copy for just 79p and support a good cause at the same time click here: http://www. Etta James. When I ask her if she could choose can quickly although my wild-partying days may be an Academy Award or a Number lash out” on hold for the foreseeable. she was the saucy emo that I’m stupid so Holland “I guess the fact I went on the show in blockbuster St Trinian's. I like to pretend appearance that I saw on the Jools show. studded film performances.com/artists/shane-macgowan-and-friends/i-put-a-spell-on-you . alongside Rupert Everett and Russell Brand. for more information and booking details go to www. The song features Paloma with Shane MacGowan. One album she has to stop to think. starring the late and then I totally having fun. but like performances as “David Lynch meets William Blake at the circus.” and Edith Piaf. I really enjoy acting and I want to do more. it’s the a visual impact that she has made it on to the silver screen.palomafaith. P J Harvey much time. I was probably the least known act on New More recently Terry Gilliam cast her they can run Year’s. It’s notable that when I debut album was even released. She describes one of her early I wouldn’t put it past her to achieve both.com Also available is the charity single ‘Put A Spell On You’ to raise money for relief and aid for earthquake-stricken Haiti. At the moment. Paloma and a roaring log fire was just about the perfect way to see in the New Year! headspace to be on a film because it demands so Paloma’s Album ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful’ is available now on Sony Records.” Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp.
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Geraldine Spencer tracks the extraordinary history of a name that refuses to die . Joy Division and The Happy Mondays were launched has been transformed into a nightclub by Peter Hook.Clocking Back In The original Factory headquarters where New Order.
A year later Gretton became the fifth partner in Factory Records. a Haçienda Presents room with Mancunian legends on the decks and a third room playing the best in Seventies and Eighties Funk and Electro. The venue is a joint venture of Factory Record’s Peter Hook and Aaron Mellor of Tokyo Industries . . The club features three main rooms. the original Factory and Haçienda architect. with bands The Durutti Column. Erasmus. a band manager and unemployed actor. to the present day. 1979 When Joy Division’s manager Rob Gretton wanted the band to record for a local label to bypass the impenetrable London-centric music industry. Undoubtedly one of the most influential British music labels. Factory Records with Wilson.FAC 251 opens this month on the site of the Factory Record’s headquarters after a complete refit to unveil a new club in homage to the iconic Haçienda. we trace the Factory story from its humble beginnings. 1979 gave us Joy Division’s debut ‘Unknown Pleasures’. Saville and Martin Hannett (who was poached from John Cooper Clarke’s label Rabid Records) was born. Also involved is Ben Kelly. Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division heading the bill. 1978 The name ‘Factory’ was originally used for a club night run by Granada TV presenter Tony Wilson and Alan Erasmus.the people behind the award-winning Digital clubs in Newcastle and Brighton. continuing the Haçienda favourite night ‘Stone Love’. Graphic designer Peter Saville designed posters. who has completely reworked the building to suit its new purpose.
1980 1982 Everything Factory did had its own catalogue number. from the first flyer. however the club lost copious amounts of money in the first years due to unsustainably low bar prices (cheaper than the local pubs). The following month Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ reached the UK top twenty and the second album ‘Closer’ was released in July. In late 1980 the remaining members of Joy Division continued as New Order. which won acclaim for its interior designed by Ben Kelly and was hugely successful in attendance terms. . In May 1982 Factory and New Order opened a nightclub.000 per month. Increasing bar prices failed to compensate for the losses. the Haçienda (FAC51) in a converted Victorian textile factory near the centre of Manchester. and equally low entrance fees. New Order and Tony Wilson were directors of the club. to a lawsuit filed against the label by producer Martin Hannett. clubbers preferring ecstasy to alcohol with the club costing New Order £10.In May 1980 Joy Division singer Ian Curtis committed suicide just before the band was due to tour the US. to Haçienda house wines.
New Order owned their back catalogue rather than the label. including New Order. The Happy Mondays went on a drug binge recording their fourth and last album Yes Please! in Barbados before leaving the Factory label. New Order allegedly spent £400. . The site was bought by property developers Crosby Homes and was demolished. to be replaced by a modern luxury apartment block in 2003. Space Monkeys and new signing Stephin Merritt’s The 6ths: Wasps’ Nest. Factory Communications Ltd declared bankruptcy in November 1992 and many Factory signings moved to London Records. “Factory Too”. By 1992 serious financial trouble blighted Factory due to overfunding their two most successful bands. followed by Hopper.New Order’s Blue Monday became an international hit in 1983 and 1985 saw the first release by The Happy Monday’s. becoming known as the Madchester scene. Factory and the Haçienda became the cultural heart of the dawning techno and acid house genres and their synthesis with post-punk guitar music. London Records declared an interest in taking over Factory but the deal dissipated when they learned Factory eschewed contracts. The first release was from The Durutti Column.000 on recording their comeback album Republic. A charity auction was held in November 2000 to sell off all of the fixtures and fittings from the iconic club. 1997 The Haçienda lost its entertainment licence and closed in 1997. 1983 1992 1994 In 1994 Wilson attempted to revive Factory Records with cooperation from London Records. These two bands were the most successful for Factory and funded other projects.
The film was entered into the 2002 Cannes film festival. Rob Brydon and Simon Pegg. The label folded in 2007 when Wilson discovered he had cancer. Paddy Considine.1997 The label continued until the late 1990s with Factory Once. Wilson. In 2002 the film ‘24 Hour Party People’ was released. who released “The Daddy of Them All”. the Haçienda and the bands and people involved. to critical acclaim. It followed the story of Factory Records. The Young Offenders Institute and online tracks from The Durutti Column.. frustrated with London Records need for profit left and founded the short lived Factory Records Ltd with only Space Monkeys on his books. 2006 In 2006 Wilson launched F2 Records with Raw-T (a grime collective). 2002 . It starred Steve Coogan as Tony Wilson and Ralf Little as Peter Hook. By this time The Durutti Column and Hopper had left Factory. along with other big name actors such as John Simm. which reissued old Factory material.
who played a 17 song set featuring New Order. not money”. At his funeral his coffin bore the catalogue number FAC501. Hook was joined onstage by Primal Scream and former Stone Roses bassist Mani. The night was headlined by Peter Hook’s band The Light. Joy Division. located on the site of the Factory Records headquarters. 2010 February of this year saw the opening of FAC251. Tony Wilson died. Monaco and Freebass tracks. Gary Briggs.2007 On August 10th 2007. . Sporting a shirt with a quote from Tony Wilson . Rowetta and his son Jack. Howard Marks.“We made history. they gave a performance Mr Wilson himself would have been proud of.
Hottest Ticket As Playboy Club organise a series of spectacular events to mark their 50th anniversary. Geraldine Spencer reveals the facts behind the fantasy .
50 playboy club parties will be held in 50 different cities worldwide. .000 visitors crossed the threshold. over 132. who served drinks to key holders.Hugh Hefner opens the first Playboy Club at 116 E Walton. the bar featured ‘Bunny Girls’ complete with fluffy tail. the costume was redesigned in 2006 by Roberto Cavalli for the Playboy Club Las Vegas Bunnies and Playboy Club Celebrity Dealers. including Las Vegas. During the last three months of 1961. F 1 2 he Iconic Bunny costume has been worn over the years by over 25. Chicago and Johannesburg all on the same night.000 working ‘Bunnies’.com.ebruary 29th 1960 .000 members.playboyclub50. Miami. Chicago. and was the first uniform to be issued a trademark registration by the US patent and trademark office.June 10th. Membership cost $25 each and earned Playboy $25 million for every 1. For updates and information go to: www. P 3 t In Town world’s sexiest party To celebrate the club’s anniversary. Illinois. Cancun. T layboy Club membership became a status symbol. although only 21% of all key holders actually attended any club. making it the busiest club in the world. Now one of the world’s most recognised uniforms. including Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra. with entertainment from some of the country’s top performers. San Diego. this revenue being critical to Playboy’s development. For one night only the venues will open their doors as honorary ‘Playboy Clubs’ to celebrate the occasion. Inspired by Burton Brown’s Chicago chain of Gaslight Clubs.000. London. Hong Kong.
The privileged Playboy Club key holders of today include a host of celebrities: P. eventually included 40 properties in 25 states and seven countries. Urban Outﬁtters (US). following the legalisation of gambling in the UK. P In 1965 Victor Lownes opened Playboy’s British casinos on behalf of Hugh Hefner. The products will be available online at www.com and at retail outlets across the globe including Ann Summers (UK). Dave Navarro. A running joke in the magazine involves hiding the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph. resorts. together with the hotel. Products include Vintage-inspired tee shirts. Playboy magazine’s turnover was extremely modest. Gaming income financed (with disaster) : clubs. signed by The Hef himself (see page 20).playboyclubstore. The Playboy Clubs. theatres. Usher. Compared to the Club and casino revenue.5 million membership keys to become one of the most successful nightclub chains in history. adopted it as the official logo for Playboy. and Top Man (UK). casino and resort facilities. Jamie Presley and Michael Phelps. record companies and film investments. Paris Hilton. 6 50th Anniversary Products Playboy are to launch a collection of specially designed anniversary merchandise. saying he liked the “humorous sexual connotation” and because it was “frisky and playful”. Dennis Hopper. Diddy. .originally as an end note. But Hefner. T 5 I layboy Clubs have sold nearly 2.4 he bespoke design of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie was designed by Art Paul for the second issue . Bunny-inspired lingerie. special edition glassware and “The Hef” Loveseat designed by Mad Men’s Bryan Batt.
That year Playboy profits were estimated to be $31 million.Playboy. For more information visit: www. the 45 Park Lane casino being the most profitable in 1981.000. severing Playboy’s main income source. this created a financial crisis only resolved by radical changes within the empire.991. with its conspicuous neon bunny head. more than 20 established and emerging artists have been invited to reinterpret the iconic Playboy Bunny. Nevada known as The Palms. P 9 ritish casinos contributed $32 million to the corporation. It has bars. The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury was serialised in the March. T 7 layboy recently opened a new club in Las Vegas. Jeremy Kost. The artists use a variety of mediums ranging from painting to video.he first playboy magazine centrefold was of Marilyn Monroe. he was fired and gambling licenses not renewed. and Kalup Linzy. Scott Anderson. known circulation was 53. 2010. casinos and a restroom featuring Playmate pin-ups. However 1981 witnessed the demise of Victor Lownes. the cover price 50 cents. although she didn’t actually pose. B 8 Playboy Redux Art Exhibition In Collaboration with The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2002.com/Bunny50 . April and May 1954 issues. Playboy Redux: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Iconic Playboy Bunny will be on display at the Pittsburgh museum from March 27 through June 19. copies of the first edition in almost mint condition sold for $5. The first issue sold out in weeks. Gary Baseman. and feature works from Jeremy Fish.
declaring the author resolves to buy only British We. It’s not just chocolate. is more the indignation of the interested in producBritish public remains ing great British undimmed. ideals and the ethical growth of an empty shoebox they both believe to be capitalism. HST Creative. are devastated because goods this year. It is a watching my two children argue bitterly over story of heritage. and his father was a The importance of Traditionalists were against the takeover bid from Kraft M .” says the great granddaughthe past and yet ever present.” the Cadbury’s of old. The owner. it’s handed over to French the keystone which and German companies. Since the announcement of the country. I see an article leaving home and won’t ever come back to visit. It’s a we invested emotion in Cadbury’s…we were reared jewel in the crown of British brands. the British population. Felicity Loudon.which is so intertwined in British culture it idea of ownership pretty high on the list. and has more than a few similarities to done for totally patriotic reasons. I obviously feel particularly saddened by outside investment is skillfully ignored. fashion. This month Hilary looks at the foundation of brand heritage and what it means to stick by it. materials. It is firmly rooted in “It’s a horror story. So who else the possibility of one of the last remaining British should have a such a place in our hearts? icons disappearing into an American plastic cheese Cherchbi. on it by indulgent grandparents. is a British made accessories company. INE!” It‘s a Saturday morning and I am Cadbury lies within the story it has to tell. unchanged.Hilary Tailor Importance Of Roots After ten years in the sportswear industry working for adidas and Puma as a trend and colour consultant. And then there’s Cadbury’s. She’s not the only one horrified at the prospect hardware and manufacture all originate in the north of Kraft’s takeover bid. The designs. "As a that 40% of the company is currently owned by Cadbury. Adam Atkinson. locks everything So why does Cadbury within Cherchbi in place. or country. The fact ter of George Cadbury. design and publishing. is like having a family member declare they are Flicking through the paper. I cannot believe that something can't be company. it’s an idea. which is product in the UK weird because there than looking for wasn’t much uproar cheap mass manuwhen our airports were facture outside the sold to the Spanish. a person places the emotion . Hilary set up her own design consultancy. an theirs. Even at the age of two.” inspire such passion? His family was We can do without involved in the arts chocolate…we can’t do and crafts movement without heat and light. She now works with clients in sportswear. “British when a majority of our manufacture is at the power supply was heart of the brand.
But would he use facilius now? Could Kraft out-English When Madonna ties outside the UK to grow the us? Might the product be marmoved to the UK. This is not a figure to be should we take the long proud of. It is a great British ways. Do the pastime to moan about Americans resent the misfortune. So it follows that tartan. just like Cadbury. So why is everyone We have to hope that getting into such a steam Kraft bought our jewel in about Cadbury? Bizarrely the crown because it has enough. She was more British than we his design inspiration. “It’s they. I can attest to the frusWhen you talk to the founder of a tration of seeing how poorly we drinking and country Brits market ourselves. plastic moved to the UK to live and tasteless? with Guy Ritchie. They so negative and look at remain an American icon. integral to the company. but it doesn’t British ownership of their do us any good. it is very easy to see how his emotional investment house living. the UK. she Well. American colleagues living more British than we and how that could snowball when largely on a diet of Cream Eggs were. won’t she supported traditional there? British fabrics (tweed. actually sell our out-Britished us. gasp. not hogging it. but Eastern Europe to cut who remembers that HP costs as Cadbury Sauce is owned and announced they were produced abroad? And going to do just that in who cares? It works both 2008. Why don’t we export our out-English us? But what happens when British talents? 95% of Cadbury’s chococompanies grow too big to sustain themselves? And late is eaten by the British.shoemaker for over 40 years. lie with Madonna. if it made financial sense? An emphatic no. . for us to fill then. We as a Cherchbi’s products have always been British Greyhound buses? nation have to stop being made-something which is ‘integral’ to the company Probably not. It’s not chocolate-free 8 years in Gertraditional fabrics. she keted more effectively? Might company. waxed cotton) engaged in ale drinking. this as an opportunity. the answer may all the things they don’t. and history is very important to Adam. it runs throughout country house living. there will be a out-Britished us. the and they will need to grandma of pop. This fruscompany like this. But if they muck it up and make our When Madonna chocolate crappy. Apart nice gap in the market from the terrible accent. hands in order to survive? And it’s no good arguing Manchester United back that the Americans fans will be familiar with will destroy jobs and such bereavement when re-locate production to the Glazers took over. Could Kraft and Whole Nut when they visit the company expands. treasure that. too. He calls it ‘heritage were. view if we are faced with We should be sharing a brand leaving British the love. Is there a sneaking suspicion creeping up on aesthetic’. but that’s because they didn’t do engaged in ale not what the company’s about.” Cadbury. many going to be Paul Smith. There’s chocolate to foreigners? Speakshe supported enough manufacturing in the British ing as somebody who endured a Isles to support Cherchbi. She was tration is doubled when I witness transfers over to his customers.
an air of a dish created for a conquering and you can end up with a Caesar. is meant to be a hearty peasant dish) none had a But coq au vin is still one of the best dishes in coq in stock. is about as far from any sense farmhouse chicken. as anyone who has wine. braising dish against the soggy French countryside as you such as this. gluey mess with an French chef who first prepared it unsatisfactorily tasteless made us was. And. an air of sophistication. with fat in the form of bacon and a merrily go around subjugating. Even if we more retro than the combination of red came from Colchester. it went perfectly CD player. W . the world…if you can get a good coq. own ‘special sauce’ by way of biting all feel that little bit robust flavours you’d expect. but right through the 60s Once you’ve got yourself a game old bird then and 70s it was a staple of a thousand local French the recipe is simplicity itself. rice and some awful happy to do for you) and then it’s just a matter of getting everything on the hob before cracking open German wine. commissioned food shows for UKTV Food and had a brief career writing in the national press. of glamour as you can get. Jeremy is coq-sure of himself as he goes in search of a tough old bird hen it comes to retro. of course. fallen out of favour a little. joint the chicken bistros and suburban dinner parties where it was (something that your butcher should be more than often served with. The dish had a whiff of the continent your best bottle of red. about food. putting some Serge on the about it. Gaul. In the end I settled for the gamest. I will get spit (or worse) in your dinner. probably added a little of his sauce and none of the big.Jeremy Daldry Coq au vin Jeremy Daldry spends most of his time skulking round kitchens or with his nose in an obscure cookbook. He’s also made food shows for the BBC. sitting back and thinking suitable Gaelic with Serge Gainsbourg’s pornographic muttering emanating from the stereo and made us all feel that thoughts. This month. which. Never annoy the chef So the challenge becomes more glamorous and and/or burn down his village – you to hunt down a coq yourself. bacon. whoever the downtrodden sophistication. mushrooms and an old ever been will testify. healthy slosh of alcohol are to The dish had a whiff coax some tenderness into an murdering and generally being a right-royal Italian pain in the arse. one suspects that the they could order me a bird. It might have toughest looking chicken that I could find. Even if we So fast-forward a couple of some of the best butchers in came from thousand years. God forbid. and cloying. searched high and low in French. Use a young chicken it. political satire. the Roman Empire London and while most said has fallen. And certainly it’s a great dish to fortify you The whole point of a long slow. Colchester French are still pissing in our soup imported at great expense and Julius Caesar and Kenneth Williams have from France (somewhat making a mockery of what become the same person. it was Legend has it coq au vin was invented for Julius always made with a pale English chicken rather Caesar as he made his conquering way through than a robust French coq. of the continent about otherwise tough and unyieldOne suspects if coq au vin was truly ing bird. you can’t get much little bit more glamorous and French.
Fry your mushrooms in a little butter in a separate pan until golden brown. Put the chopped onions. everything will get too salty and kill the flavour of the chicken. cut small or on an angle to increase the surface area. Always make sure someone is around to see you do this…it looks impressive and everyone will think you must be a serious chef even if it does cost you an eyebrow from time to time. Taste and adjust the seasoning if it needs a little pepper or salt. If there isn’t enough wine in one bottle to just cover what’s in the pan make up the rest with chicken stock. Season the chicken with salt & pepper and place skin-side down in the casserole. Don’t use a stock cube. Just before returning the bacon and chicken to the pan add the chopped garlic. But don’t cut them straight through. You have to be prepared to give up a whole bottle of decent French red and if you want to be bang on the money it should be Beaujolais. The more flour you use the more the sauce will thicken. Better to use water than a stock cube. Return the chicken to the pan and serve. Cover with the red wine. If you can’t be bothered to make chicken stock try and get the fresh wet stocks that most supermarkets carry. You want to develop a golden colour to the skin as this is where the deep flavour will come from. Drop the beurre manié into the sauce and stir on the boil until the sauce looks thick and glistening. If you want you can dice all the veg relatively small to give the dish a more refined look or leave them chunkier to make the whole thing more peasantry. Make a beurre manié by taking some butter and forming a paste with the flour. Better to add crumbs of the beurre manié gradually because you can’t take it away once it’s in the pan. . At the last minute deglaze the pan with a slosh of brandy. cover and reduce to a simmer. The chicken should be soft but not falling off the bone. flambéing it to get all the extra flavour into the mushrooms. You are looking at about 1 hour for the dish to be cooked. Bring to a gentle boil. Put shit wine in… you’ll get a shit flavour out. Add thyme and bay. carrots and celery into the pan. It should look like a white gobstopper.Recipe A large jointed chicken Half a dozen rashers of unsmoked streaky bacon 2 onions A large carrot A stick of celery 2 or 3 cloves of garlic Sprinkling of flour Slosh of brandy Chicken stock A bottle of red wine A few sprigs of thyme A couple of bay leaves Butter Plain flour Large handful of small brown mushrooms Cut the bacon into strips and fry off with a little butter in the bottom of a large casserole until they are golden brown but not burnt. Take the chicken out. Once you are happy that it’s cooked take the chicken pieces out and add the fried mushrooms while kicking up the heat to reduce the sauce. Remove and put to one side. Set to one side. Once the skin looks beautifully browned turn the chicken over and briefly colour the flesh side.
Do you collect anything? I've got loads of automobilia such as model cars. Europe's premier show for historic motorsport. Who or what has been the biggest influence on your life? My father Frank (commonly known as Tony) who was a motorcycle racer before the war and all fatherly figures from then on. He will be appearing at Race Retro.s o r Ret e v i t c e p Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams for over 50 years has been thrilling motor racing crowds with his outstanding talent. from the Mini to lightweight Jaguar. What’s your favourite racing track? Difficult to pick one but I love Spa / Nürburgring. badges. etc.The Beatles. Where did you have your most memorable meal? Any family Sunday roast is memorable for me. books. Interview by Andrea Seed Barrie‘Whizzo’Williams What’s the fastest speed you’ve been in a car and where was it? Over 200mph at Bruntingthorpe on a test day in a Jaguar XJ220 .not on the M40 like most! Have you ever injured yourself while driving? I've had a broken ankle and cracked a couple of ribs when racing at Snetterton in 1972 when I got punted off the track and I twisted my thumb a couple of years ago at Goodwood.they have all got different characters to them that test the drivers. What is your proudest achievement? I didn't get her name! What is your all time favourite song? She Loves Me . . Which career would you have most likely have followed if you weren’t doing what you are today? There was no other career as far as I was concerned! What was your first job? I was an apprentice engineer and then I became a lorry driver. in March. and Silverstone Grand Prix circuit . historic racing and historic rallying where he will be talking about his extensive knowledge of the sport. they are all great pieces of engineering. Who was your fiercest racing competitor? Every single one that was in front of me! Which car did you enjoy driving the most? I've driven so many it is hard to pick.
Is there one thing you want to do before you depart the stage?! I'd still like to win Le Mans . especially if you had a modern racing car that you could have taken back in time with you. What is your favourite film of all time? Any war film where the good guys win. Corrie. What is your all time favourite TV show? I'm a soap addict . Who is your all time favourite actor? Hard to pick one but I loved Steve McQueen and John Wayne. and why? The pre-war era would have been amazing to live in. Eastenders.Do you have a 20th century hero or idol? Sir Stirling Moss is an amazing man. If you could live in any decade. I only managed to cause a ripple.The Motor Racing Life Of Barrie Williams’ by Paul Lawrence is available from TFM publishing . can't miss them! Can you remember your first boy/ girlfriend’s name and are you still in contact? My first official girlfriend was Hazel Priest but I haven't seen her for years.Emmerdale. which one.would be nice before I go! The biography of his life ‘Whizzo . never had enough cash to splash. Have you ever ‘splashed’ the cash on something big? No.
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