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Ericson v. Playgirl
Citation:73 Cal. App. 3d 850, 140 Cal. Rptr. 921 (1977).
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Ericson entered an agreement with Playgirl to have nude photos published as a centerfold in the January 1974 issue of Playgirl magazine. Ericson was not compensated for the photographs, but entered into the agreement in order to boost his acting career. In April 1974, Playgirl asked to rerun the pictures in its Best of Playgirl edition. Ericson agreed under two conditions: (1) his photos would occupy a quarter of the front cover and (2) for the photos to be cropped for modesty. Playgirl agreed to the conditions, but, due to an editorial error, failed to run Ericson’s photos on the cover.
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