Late-Night Talkers: The Playboy Interview

By Playboy, The Cast of SNL, Dick Cavett, Tom Snyder, David Letterman, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien & Craig Ferguson

Late-Night Talkers: The Playboy Interview - Playboy, The Cast of SNL, Dick Cavett, Tom Snyder, David Letterman, Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien & Craig Ferguson
  • Release Date: 2013-09-19
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Description

About the Series: In mid-1962, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was given a partial transcript of an interview with Miles Davis. It covered jazz, of course, but it also included Davis’s ruminations on race, politics and culture. Fascinated, Hef sent the writer—future Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alex Haley, an unknown at the time—back to glean even more opinion and insight from Davis. The resulting exchange, published in the September 1962 issue, became the first official Playboy Interview and kicked off a remarkable run of public inquisition that continues today—and that has featured just about every cultural titan of the past half century.To celebrate the interview’s 50th anniversary, the editors of Playboy have assembled 13 compilations of the magazine’s most (in)famous interviews—from big mouths and wild men to sports gods and literary mavericks. Here is our collection of 12 interviews with the most engaging nighttime hosts.