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Village Residents Getting Free Playboys To Honor Local Playmate

December 15, 1993

IJSBRECHTUM, Netherlands (AP) _ Residents of this tiny farming hamlet haven’t seen much of Anna-Marie Lampe since she left for a modeling career five years ago. But that’s going to change with the delivery of free Playboy magazines to every home in the village.

Playboy’s January issue features the 23-year-old blonde, blue-eyed Dutchwoman as Playmate of the Month for the 40th anniversary issue.

Ben Bulters, the Dutch edition’s marketing director, said Wednesday the free magazines are meant to honor Lampe for being chosen from among 5,000 applicants.

Bulters said he isn’t worried some residents in this conservative agricultural province of Friesland might not be pleased to see Lampe in the buff.

″Everybody loves beauty,″ he said. ″In these times of war and misery, Anna-Marie is like a Christmas angel.″

Lampe’s mother agreed.

″Everybody thinks she is a lovely girl,″ said Elisabeth Lampe, herself once a model. ″I think they will like seeing her in Playboy.″

Lampe now lives in Laguna Beach, Calif., with her screenwriter husband.

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