Oooh er, Missus: PR Week’s Czech correspondent made her excuses and
stayed when faced with a nude expose from Playboy’s Russian
While attending the 1997 Playboy Ball in Karlsbad’s Grand Hotel Pupp,
our stringer Normandy Madden tried to fix up an interview with Derk
Sauer, publisher of Independent Media, whose Russian language titles
include Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping - and Playboy.
As often happens, the most convenient place for an interview turned out
to be the hotel jacuzzi and sauna, where swimsuits are banned.
’I’ve never done a nude interview before,’ Madden, coyly admitted to
Sauer, who - in best 007 tradition - replied with a smile: ’In Russia,
we do business like this all the time’.