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    Playboy V1#1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) Condition: FN+. This issue started a multimedia phenomenon and made Hugh Hefner a household name. It's the very first Playboy magazine, which caused a splash by featuring some 1949 nude photos of Marilyn Monroe, but also held readers' interest thanks to a canny mix of features, including jokes, cartoons, and pictorials, but also a piece by Ambrose Bierce, a Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle, a jazz article, and an article commending college football's return to the one-platoon system. The mag's introductory text says, "If we are able to give the American male a few extra laughs and a little diversion from the anxieties of the Atomic Age, we feel we've justified our existence." This issue isn't easy to find in any condition, and this is a very nice-looking copy with some very minor staining on the cover and first few pages the only negative. From the collection of Chris Bell.

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