Want to learn more? It would be a milestone in the sexual revolution, and she said I was the one man who could pull it off. They promised to burn the outtakes and give me the negatives.
Shortly before Deliverance, his biggest film up to that point, was released, then-editor Helen Gurley Brown approached Reynolds to be the magazine's first-ever male centerfold. If I was trying to prove something, why would I cover it up with my hand? I said yes before we came back on the air. The next year, when Doug Lambert created Playgirl, he credited the Reynolds centerfold as a source of inspiration.