Sex Education: A Playmate at Dartmouth

This Life Magazine photo shoot is a bit of a mystery. First off, there’s no date, but it looks like the second half of the fifties. Next, it has evidently been mislabled “Miss Playgirl at Dartmouth.” Playboy began using the term “playmate” with the magazine’s second issue, making “playgirl” a typo.

Playmate with Hef:

Lucky guy. Wonder how long it lasted? — CC

14 Comments on "Sex Education: A Playmate at Dartmouth"

  1. Old School | March 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    Her name was Janet Pilgrim.

    Here’s a link to a story about her at Dartmouth–and more photos.

    She appeared as the Playboy centerfold girl three times in the mid-’50s.

  2. Well done, and the first comment, too!

  3. Old School | March 26, 2009 at 8:18 pm |

    By the way, those centerfolds were in July 1955, December 1955, and October 1956.

    Here are links to two of them:

  4. He’s even luckier than I thought.

  5. Check out the last paragraph of the Playboy article. It might look like just a throw away to wrap up the article but it seems to say a little more.

  6. Ralph Kinney Bennett | March 27, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

    I was going to point out that the latest model car in the background of the shots is a ’55 Chevy, but the other commenters are away ahead in vectoring us in. Ah, the clothes, the campus ambiance. I’m sorry. Those indeed WERE the days.

  7. “Those were the days my friend
    We thought they’d never end
    We’d sing and dance forever and a day
    We’d live the life we choose
    We’d fight and never lose
    For we were young and sure to have our way. “

  8. That’s not a good move for Dartmouth to make, not a classy idea.
    I’m sure that chap hid his ephemeral girlfriend from mummy for obvious reasons.
    Those really were the days when Playboy Bunnies dressed like this, but I’m sure those outfits were short-lasting also.

  9. Steedappeal | April 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm |

    What is the name of the store he visits? Have there ever been posts on Dartmouth mens’ clothiers? Maybe a good topic for Richard Press…?

  10. Roger Sack | March 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm |

    She stood out for her plastic hollywood glamour looks
    a la Kim Novak which made her appear older than some of
    the guys. The typical girl (import) visiting Ivy schools at the time
    had the Seven Sister look: sweater ,skirt circle pin etc.. Girls
    who dressed like Janet Pilgrim were sometimes looked down upon
    by the “Sisters” because they lacked “class” and projected a trashy image.

  11. whiskeydent | March 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm |

    Didn’t Mr. Press go to Dartmouth? Could that be him in the sweater vest in the third to the last photo? If so, this would solidify him as the Zelig of Ivy Style.

  12. Michel Herbord | March 4, 2019 at 2:35 am |

    I don’t think the chap in the sweater vest is our Mr Press, but the fellow next to him (partly obscured by Ms Pilgrim) with his hand in the basket might very well be him.

  13. Michel Herbord | March 4, 2019 at 2:38 am |

    I should have said the man adjusting his eyeglasses.

  14. Evan Everhart | March 4, 2019 at 10:25 am |

    This is the Most amusing thread right now! 🙂 playing “Where’s Richard Press?”! Exceptional! 😀

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