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Janet Pilgrim
Playboy centerfold appearance
July 1955
Preceded by Eve Meyer
Succeeded by Pat Lawler
Personal details
Born (1934-06-13) June 13, 1934 (age 83)
Wheaton, Illinois
Measurements Bust: 36"D
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight

115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)

Janet Pilgrim
Playboy centerfold appearance
December 1955
Preceded by Barbara Cameron
Succeeded by

Lynn Turner

Janet Pilgrim
Playboy centerfold appearance
October 1956
Preceded by Elsa Sørensen
Succeeded by

Betty Blue

Janet Pilgrim (born Charlaine Edith Karalus[1] June 13, 1934 in Wheaton, Illinois)[2] is an American model and office worker for Playboy. She was chosen as Playboy's Playmate of the Month three times: July 1955, December 1955 and October 1956.

Miss July 1955

In 1955 Playboy was in its second year of production and had previously used professional models as Playmates.[3] Karalus worked for Hugh Hefner in the subscription department and agreed to pose for the July 1955 episode in exchange for a new addressograph for the office.[3] Hefner reportedly chose the name "Janet Pilgrim" as to make fun of sexual puritanism.[3]

Karalus appeared topless with a tuxedo clad man reported to be Hefner in the background with his back to the camera.[3] The caption read in part: "We found Miss July in our own circulation department, processing subscriptions, renewals, and back copy orders. Her name is Janet Pilgrim and she's as efficient as she is good looking."[3]

Response

Readers responded well to her appearance as Miss July and sent in letters asking for more Janet Pilgrim.[3] Despite getting offers to model for outside agencies, Janet chose to appear twice more as a Playmate and was listed on Playboy's masthead as head of reader's services department for the next 10 years.[1] Hefner at one point offered a personal phone call from Pilgrim in exchange for enrollment in a lifetime subscription to his magazine.[3]

Pilgrim is said the be the prototype of the "girl next door" approach to Playboy Playmates from that time onward.[1][3]

Notable TV guest appearances

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fraterrigo, Elizabeth (2009). Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America. Oxford University Press US. pp. 123–124, 230. ISBN 0-19-538610-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=eVnPQEJkLRMC. 
  2. The Girls - Janet Pilgrim. Playboy.com. Retrieved on 2010-03-08.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Watts, Steven (2009). Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 115–116, 128. ISBN 978-0-470-52167-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=m5b_eM3twmEC&dq. 

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Playboy Playmates of 1955
Bettie Page Jayne Mansfield (no Playmate) Marilyn Waltz Marguerite Empey Eve Meyer
Janet Pilgrim Pat Lawler Anne Fleming Jean Moorhead Barbara Cameron Janet Pilgrim
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Playboy Playmates of 1956
Lynn Turner Marguerite Empey Marian Stafford Rusty Fisher Marion Scott Gloria Walker
Alice Denham Jonnie Nicely Elsa Sørensen Janet Pilgrim Betty Blue Lisa Winters
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