Quotation by Nora Ephron

[If] Playboy's Hugh Hefner has done nothing else for American culture, he has given it two of the great lies of the twentieth century: "I buy it for the fiction" and "I buy it for the interview."
Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 12 (1978).

Written in 1976 about Playboy, a very popular magazine that published fine fiction and interviews with prominent people as well as (and less prominently than) photographs of scantily-clad and nude young women. Hefner was its founder.
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