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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) Condition: GD. The premiere issue of the magazine that would revolutionize the men's magazine genre was audacious from the start. Marilyn Monroe graced the cover, and, of course, was the first Playmate of the Month.
    Hugh Hefner had a vision beyond titillation - he brought fiction from outstanding authors of the 20th century (Sir Arthur Conan in the first issue; in later issues Ray Bradbury, Ian Fleming, Herbert Gold, W. Somerset Maugham, and Jack Kerouac, to name a few); interviews with celebrities of the day; contributions from top cartoonists; and timely features on sports, food, music, automobiles, travel, relationships, and other diversions.
    The first issue of Playboy had a limited print run was only about 50,000, and complete copies in nice condition have become highly sought-after. The spine on this copy is almost completely split, and the cover is still attached at both staples -- a good "reading" copy.


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