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The 12 Original Playboys – Part 5

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Part One -- Death of The Original Playboy: Gunter Sachs, Porfirio Rubirosa Part Two -- Style & Grace: Gianni Agnelli, “Baby” Pignatari, Alessandro “Dado” Ruspoli, 9th Prince of Cerveteri. Part Three – The Americans: Howard Hughes, John. F. Kennedy Part Four -- Easy on the Curve: Alfonso de Protago and Prince Aly Khan

Part Five: The Party’s Over

As we conclude our series on The 12 Original Playboys of the Jetset Sixties, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that much of our intrigue on the subject stemmed from Graydon Carter’s timely, eloquent memorial of Gunter Sachs in the July 2011 edition of Vanity Fair. “For it’s a subtle craft,” writes Carter, “the art of the playboy – the creation of a life of tasteful public and private pleasure – and it’s one that is completely lost on the rich of today.”

We also owe Taki Theodoracopulos (a renowned Playboy in his own right) a well-made cocktail for gracing us with his kaleidoscopic obituary of Sachs and recollection of a typical day spent with Porfirio Rubirosa…

The thrilling conclusion…»

Veronica Lake Does Not Care About Depth Perception

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And Her Name Was Veronica: Jon Patrick (of the Selvedge Yard) weighs in on the enduring appeal of Veronica Lake. [Details]

Built Ford Tough: Tom Ford drops a clothed-but-revealing interview. The best part, why he doesn’t really feel guilty about things. [Interview]

Like Tears in Rain, or a Hobo with a Shotgun: The enduring coolness known as Rutger Hauer takes a look at his best work. [Vulture]

Fare Thee Well: Charlie Louvin, of the beloved gospel duo, the Louvin Brothers, passed away today. In his honor, here’s a vintage longform piece about just how awesome he was. [Killing the Buddha]