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Playboy After Dark was an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It ran in syndication from 1968 - 1970 and was filmed on a Hollywood soundstage built to look like a swinging bachelor pad.

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Playboy After Dark
Hugh Hefner Don Adams Playboy After Dark 1970.JPGGuests Bill Dana and Don Adams in 1970.
StarringHugh Hefner
Opening theme"Playboy's Theme" by Cy Coleman[1]
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Running time48 mins.
Production company(s)Playboy Enterprises
DistributorScreen Gems
Sony Pictures Television
Original networkSyndicated
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJanuary 18, 1969 (1969-01-18) – 1970

Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It aired in syndication through Screen Gems from 1969 to 1970 and was taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.


  • 1 Overview
  • 2 DVD release
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


Playboy After Dark followed much the same style as Hefner's earlier show, Playboy's Penthouse (1959–1960), which had been taped at WBKB-TV in Chicago. The show portrayed a "typical" party at Hefner's place, complete with Playboy Playmates and celebrities, who would then chat with Hefner and perform for the party. Guests included Barbi Benton, Joe Cocker, Ike & Tina Turner, Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Rich, Harry Nilsson, Grateful Dead, Moms Mabley, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Grand Funk Railroad, James Brown, Iron Butterfly, Linda Ronstadt, Jack Jones and others.[2]

The first episode features Sally Marr, mother of Lenny Bruce, who had appeared on Playboy's Penthouse ten years earlier.

DVD release

Two volumes of the best of Playboy After Dark have been released on DVD.[3]


  1. ^ Playboy's Penthouse T.V. Party, Classic Themes dot com
  2. ^ Episode list at IMDB
  3. ^ Vincent Cosgrove, ‘Playback After Dark’ Comes to DVD, New York Times, September 3, 2006

External links

  • Playboy After Dark at the Internet Movie Database
  • Playboy After Dark-related interview videos at the Archive of American Television


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