“Damn, our 1950’s staff had some ISSUES.”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt
In December of 1953, a 27-year-old by the name of Hugh Hefner got the bright idea that a bunch of people might pay money to see Marilyn Monroe naked. Apparently back in those days either there was no such thing as “the internet” or it was illegal to put google images on any setting other than safe search, but this turned into a lucrative career for the young editor, who would go on to bang more beautiful women in his 80s than you will in your entire oh no, hey easy there big fella, stop crying, we know it doesn’t seem fair, calm down. Yeesh. That got weird. You got weird, we’re just gonna say it right there. You got weird there, reader.
Anyway, while today most Americans view Playboy as, at best, a glorious beacon of American boobage, or at worst, a slightly tame titty rag, it was revolutionary for the time.
And apparently the writers of the 1950’s AFFotD predecessor, The Informative American, hated anything revolutionary. Or they greatly abhorred the female figure. Actually, considering their writings about homosexuality, it’s probably the latter. Well, brace yourself for what’s sure to be awkward as we once again reach into our archives to bring you…
The Informative American: SMUT! Playboy Magazine, Destroyer Of Morals! (Originally Published January, 1954)