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CYNTHIA MYERS

Miss December 1968
24 May 1997

moderator
Thanks for your patience everyone. Cynthia's here and ready. Here we go.
Redwing
Hi Cynthia! Thanks for joining us tonight.
Aaalooker
Hi Cynthia, :):)
Cynthiamyers
Hi everybody, it's great to be here. I'm sorry for the delay. I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!
Redwing
I love that photo you sent the PML, will you have it at the Chicago Glamourcon?
Cynthiamyers
I don't know which photo you're speaking of, but if you contact me on the PML I will try to have copies made.
Goldpenny
How many people are involved in a single photo shoot?
Cynthiamyers
I wasn't as fortunate as the girls are today. We didn't have a stylist or makeup artist or anyone. It was mostly just Pompeo and myself.
Rochvail
Did Playmates have input in their pictorials in those days?
Cynthiamyers
Yes, but they try not to repeat anything that has been recent. So they try to come up with other interests and incorporate that into the shoot.
Rochvail
Which do you prefer: 60's or 90's pictorials?
Cynthiamyers
The 60's definitely.
Rochvail
In your pictorial, you mention believing in psychics, palmistry and other spiritual things. Do you still?
Cynthiamyers
Yes I do believe that people have these powers. But because it's so commercial now, it's set me aback a little.
Rochvail
What did people think of Playboy in the late 60's?
Cynthiamyers
It raised a lot of eyebrows. Especially in the Midwest where I'm from. But it was so classy and so beautiful that it would be hard not to give credit where credit is due.
Redwing
What do you believe is the biggest change in Playmates since you were one?
Cynthiamyers
They don't seem to be quite the "girl next door" but I still think that they are all very beautiful.
Eileenkent
Do you remember the first time you ever saw a copy of Playboy?
Cynthiamyers
I believe it was DeDe Lind's issue. What is still nice is that she is still one of my best friends.
Bhammond
Greetings Cynthia, from 10 miles south of Toledo! When can we expect you to stop by for Packo's and a MudHens game?
Cynthiamyers
Right after August Glamourcon, I'm going to Toledo! Keep the hotdogs warm for me!
Redwing
Are you a sports fan?
Cynthiamyers
Equestrian sports and polo are my favorites. I also like the Cincinnati Reds!
Wcwakai
What made you decide to become a Playmate? (since we are all very lucky that you did!)
Cynthiamyers
Thank you very much! It has been one of the highlights of my life. I had on average of 10 to 20 people a day tell me that I should be in Playboy! So I sent pictures in and they called me.
Rochvail
Who's idea was it to dress you as a Christmas tree on your cover?
Cynthiamyers
I'll never live that one down. It was a wonderful idea of Pomeo's. The lightbulb's got so hot and I was trying to be so professional that when I took them off, I was speckled!
Redwing
How did you get your start in movies?
Cynthiamyers
I met a lot of movie industry people at the Playboy Mansion...and Russ Meyer wanted to get in touch with me. I was in "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls".
Redwing
Who was the lucky photographer that took those first pics?
Cynthiamyers
A friend from Toledo took the pictures that I originally sent in to Playboy.
Jae68
Did you do any USO shows, or anything like that during the Vietnam war?
Cynthiamyers
I wanted very much to go to Vietnam to visit our wonderful soldiers...but Jo Collins had already gone and the times were so turbulent that we decided against it. But I did put a request in to go.
Wcwakai
Do you have your own webpage now, and what is it's address? (Moderator can ignore this question if it has already been asked)
Cynthiamyers
I don't have my very own webpage, but I'm on the Classic Centerfold page and the Centerfold Alumni Association page.
Redwing
What did you think of the Playboy Clubs?
Cynthiamyers
They were a lot of fun! You could go and have a great time, the food was great and the entertainment was classy. The bunny's were beautiful. It was a place that a women could enjoy as well as men.
Mozart
Hi Cynthia. I remember reading that you knew you would become a Playmate when you were 15. How did you know so soon that you wanted to be a Playmate?
Cynthiamyers
All of the Playmates were so beautiful and so many people had told me over and over that I should be in Playboy, that I thought I'd take their advice!
Wil
You were just 17 when you posed for your centerfold. Was all your family supportive, or were they worried for you?
Cynthiamyers
Actually I was 18 when I appeared in the magazine. My family was very supportive.
Wcwakai
Will you continue to participate in Glamourcon and other gatherings in the future so that more people can meet you in person? I hope that Glamourcon will come to more cities than it does now.
Cynthiamyers
I love the Glamourcon shows, to be able to come out and meet the fans is icing on the cake. We are branching out and doing Chicago and New York this year. We would love to do all major cities.
Bhammond
After your issue of Playboy was released, did you hear from former classmates, and what reactions did they have?
Cynthiamyers
Yes I did! When my sister started at the same high school I did after my Playmate appearance. They said over the loud speaker "Welcome to Woodward High School, home of famous alums, Danny Thomas, Helen O'Connell, Jami Farr, and Cynthia Myers." She almost fell out of her chair!
Rochvail
If Playboy asked you to pose nude again, would you do it?
Cynthiamyers
I'd be delighted! I haven't been on the stair stepper for a while though.:)
Jae68
Are the Playmates today different then those in the 60's?
Cynthiamyers
I'm partial to brunettes and I tease Hef about the every blond used in the shoot. I tell him to get a brunette in there!
Wcwakai
Can we purchase autographed pictures of you by mail? And if so, how can we do this?
Cynthiamyers
I would love to send you a brochure! You can write me at: P.O. Box 901358, Palmdale, CA 93590. I love answering fan mail!
Redwing
The picture of you in fur is great, with today's climate do you think it could be done today?
Cynthiamyers
I personally would not do it again.
Eileenkent
What was the Mansion like then?
Cynthiamyers
Everything that every true blooded American male imagined.
Cynthiamyers
smiles.
Wil
Are you still planning to pose for Donna Michelle?
Cynthiamyers
Yes, I plan on going up North to visit her later this summer to take some pictures and see how they turn out.
Aaalooker
Who was your favorite singing group back when you became a Playmate?
Cynthiamyers
Elvis was hot and I think he will always be hot! I also liked Roy Orbison, Led Zeppelin and country when country wasn't cool.
Redwing
Compare the Chicago Mansion with the West coast Mansion.
Cynthiamyers
The Chicago Mansion had a much more cosmopolitan feel plus it was Hef's home town and that's where it all began. The Mansion is beautiful but it doesn't have the same feel.
Rochvail
If you could go back in time, would you change anything?
Cynthiamyers
I would try to explain to the younger generation that violence is a senseless act.
moderator
Pop a few more questions everyone. We're gonna stay till 10:30.
Jae68
How did Playboy and the Playmates view race relations in 1968 compared to today?
Cynthiamyers
It wasn't as violent as it was today. Even with the Black Panthers it never reached the kind of violence it gets to today.
Mozart
What in your life gives you the greatest happiness?
Cynthiamyers
My 14 year old son, my 15 year marriage, and my horse Missy. And my continued involvement with Playboy. I never thought that after all these years I would still be involved with Playboy.
Aaalooker
Did you used to wear a Poodle skirt?
Cynthiamyers
Nope. That was my mom! We were wearing miniskirts and gogo boots.
Redwing
Do you prefer guys with or without beards?
Cynthiamyers
Both. As long as they're neatly trimmed.:)I like men in general.
Redwing
Have you ever been a blond?
Cynthiamyers
Yes, for a short period of time in high school. It's a little to flashy for me and men used to yell out "Hey Blondie!" I couldn't get used to that.
Wil
Any stories to share about Playmate parties in Nancy Harwood's weekend home? Did Patti Reynolds snap any new photos?
Cynthiamyers
We are all going to get together after the 29th because we are all being filmed for E! Entertainment TV. They are doing a feature on the girls of the 60's. We are all going to be filmed and interviewed. We can reveal those secrets on the PML list later.:)
Redwing
How did you meet your husband?
Cynthiamyers
I met him fishing at Lake Mead outside of Las Vegas. I ran out of bait and he gave of his.
Dominique
What hobby do you have (besides fan mail)?
Cynthiamyers
My fans are number one. I try to ride my horse daily and I'm a hopeless movie buff. I'm also in a local acting class every weekend.
Rochvail
What's on your agenda in the next few days?
Cynthiamyers
Shooting for the E! Entertainment Playmates of the 60's segment and lunch with Patti Reynolds and Nancy Harwood.
A friend of mine just gave me over 3,000 Playboy magazines and I'm going to try to put them all in chronological order for my collection and pull out issues for my friends.
Mozart
Would you like to be in movies again? How do you feel in front of the camera?
Cynthiamyers
Strangely enough, I'm very shy but I'm very comfortable in front the camera. I would love to do movies again. Now that I can actively pursue it because my son has reached an age where I can be a little more free. I would love to.
Eileenkent
Cynthia, when you come to Chicago for Glamourcon, will you come to say "hello" to New Media?
Cynthiamyers
I would love to! I would love to take you out to lunch Eileen!!!
Eileenkent
You're on!
Cynthiamyers
OK! It's a date.
Wil
Can you persuade your "neighbor" Playmate Jonnie Nicely to join us on-line some time? She's such a charmer.
Cynthiamyers
She'd be delighted! She's one of the sweetest women I know. I actually talked to her this morning.
Aaalooker
Looking back at your time spent as a Playmate, what stands out as being most memorable thing that happened to you?
Cynthiamyers
Being voted the number one pinup during the Vietnam war and being able to write back to all of the soldiers that wrote to me. And I had a wonderful time doing the "Playboy After Dark" TV show with Hef.
Wil
Have you seen your photos on your PEI Cyber Club page? Do you like the poses?
Cynthiamyers
I have seen them and I like them very much. But I'm anxious to do current glamour shots also.
moderator
We're going to wrap it up so lets get the last questions in.
Redwing
Thank you for joining us tonight Cynthia!!! It was fun!! Will you come back?
Cynthiamyers
I would love. This was a great time for me too!
Wil
How does it feel to gain a whole new generation of fans through Glamourcon and the PML?
Cynthiamyers
I'm getting the biggest kick out of it.It's more fun now because I can appreciate it more now. If you want to become a member of the Playboy Mailing List we would love to have new members to share the wonderful time we have.
Eileenkent
Dec. 98 will be a landmark anniversary. Shall we do a Cyber Club Special? We'll start planning for it now.
Cynthiamyers
I want to extend a warm invitation to all of you who have chatted tonight to join the PML. That would be really fun! I'll be adding to the Cyber Club Newsgroups very soon as well.
Mozart
Thank you Cynthia, we on the PML love you! You give us so much.
Cynthiamyers
I'm looking forward to another fun meeting after the Chicago Glamourcon!
Aaalooker
Cynthia, thank you for joining us tonight, it has been a real pleasure. :):)
Rochvail
Thanks Cynthia, see you soon!
Dominique
Yeah! And you were very generous with your answers.
Cynthiamyers
It's been great chatting with everyone. I'll see you at Glamourcon Chicago.
moderator
Thanks everyone. The Events Lobby open and waiting for further discussion. See you there and thanks again!