An angrey crowd of about three thousand Cubans demonstrated Sunday (Nov. 6) outside the Playboy Club in New York City, denouncing an article in Playboy Magazine.
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Background: An angrey crowd of about three thousand Cubans demonstrated Sunday (Nov. 6) outside the Playboy Club in New York City, denouncing an article in Playboy Magazine. According to the Cubans, the article was "an affront to Cuban women." At least three of the demonstrators were arrested.
Playboy magazine is a glossy monthly publication of wide circulation containing serious fiction, a variety of non-fiction articles and the Playmate of the Month. The latter is a full page color photograph of a scantily clad model. The magazine's October issue carried an article by Pietro Di Donato describing night life in Havana before Premier Castro came to power. It described open prostitution, homosexual "circuses" and so on.
The demonstrators appeared in the afternoon outside the Playboy Club carrying signs denouncing the article. They staged sit-downs, climbed over automobiles and defied police. Cuban flags were prominently visible. Two hours later, the original police detail had been enlarged to over 50 men and the demonstrators were throwing eggs, bottles and lipsticks. The demonstrators prevented several Playboy ??? from entering the club to go to work. By late evening, the police had brought the demonstration under control and the club opened for business.
The Playboy Clubs are a chain of nightclubs operated by Playboy Enterprises, the magazine publishers. They feature scantily clad waitresses, the magazine publishers. They feature scantily clad waitresses known as Business, and nightclub entertainment.