The Centerfold

written by: Doc Glidewell

When Arny Freytag, fresh out of Brooks Institute, joined Playboy in 1974, the Centerfold was already an institution, shepherded by photographers Mario Caselli, Ken Marcus and Richard Fegley. It was a unique photographic enterprise, a single monthly photo of a previously unknown model, taken by the best photographers available, shot with the most expensive camera, and printed on the finest magazine stock with the finest printing process. It was arguably the most famous, and most expensive, periodic photograph on earth. The Photograph: Its History While both its admirers and detractors, and certainly the media, were concerned with the Centerfold’s sexual Read more »