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Employment Agreement - Playboy Enterprises Inc. and Herb Laney

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                              MICHAEL S. PERLIS
                           PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER

                                                               February 26, 1993


Mr. Herb Laney
540 Jefferson Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Dear Herb:

  It is my great pleasure to formally confirm the deal we have discussed
relating to your continuing employment by PEI.

  First, effective with the new fiscal, you will carry the title of President,
Catalogs. Your salary will be $200,000 per year. Your participation in PEI's
incentive compensation program will be at the 50% level.

  You will receive 5% on all profits over '93 levels times three years, i.e.,
if '93 profits are 4.5MM, you will be paid 5% on cumulative profits over 13.5MM
at the end of fiscal '96 (4.5MM for '93 is the lowest multiple we will use).
You must be employed through fiscal '96 to receive payment.

  If your employment is terminated for any reason other than cause, you will
receive a full years' severance.

  Herb, you've done really fine work. It is a pleasure to work with you. I know
you'll accomplish even greater things in the next several years.


cc: Christie Hefner
    David Chemerow                     /s/ MS Perlis 
    Howard Shapiro