All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name
Playboy was originally Stag Party, which actually makes more sense.
Hugh Hefner founded the racy men’s magazine in 1953, and settled on the name Stag Party. He got inspiration from naughty cartoons from the 1930’s called Stag at Eve. But right before the magazine was scheduled to publish its first copies, Hefner was hit with a cease-and-desist letter from another men’s magazine, called Stag. Back to the drawing board he went, and after considering names like Top Hat, Pan, Satyr, Gent, and Bachelor, Hefner decided that Playboy had the connotations he was going for with this magazine. And thus, a pornography empire was born.