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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC Apparent VG/FN 5.0 Slight (A) Off-white to white pages. When former Esquire copywriter Hugh Hefner borrowed $8,000 from 45 investors to launch Playboy in 1953, he wasn't sure whether his venture would last more than a few issues. But, boy, did it -- in the process, becoming an American institution and arguably one of the country's most influential publications in a relatively short time. The intelligent mix of sex, humor, fine fiction, and timely articles was just what men were looking for as the sexual revolution kicked into high gear.
    The first issue, of course, featured the famous Marilyn Monroe pinup, the beginning of the regular Playmate of the Month feature for which the magazine became best-known. Other features in the first issue were "VIP On Sex" a series of cartoons by popular cartoonist Virgil Partch, a Big Band Jazz article on the Dorsey Brothers, fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the first installment of Playboy Party Jokes. It was an instant classic!
    Of this copy CGC notes, "Restoration includes: spine split sealed to cover."


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