Miami Sexy? Playboy Says So -- Says Miami Herald Citing Local 'Talent' Write-Ons


The Herald's own Entertainment Editor, John Huddy and assistant Sunday editor Bill Cosford, former Miamian Steven Reddicliffe, now a Baltimore TV critic; Larry Mahoney, a freelancer and press aide for Bob Graham and public relations chief Joan McHale were hired to do research. Each received $400 a piece for their interviewing all those who cater to tourists. Huddy said he found about hookers by questioning those in the hotel business.

Come to find out, Playboy picked its author named Range and asked him to do the sexy article on his home town. "But, I was tired writing about Atlanta," Range arranged. So he chose Miami.

In the world of "breaking news" --and this article ran in 1978 -- don't you wonder what forces operate to sell a story to anyone? Magazine or person?