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PLAYBOY #1
CGC NM-: 9.2
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PUBLISHER: HMH Publishing Co.
COMMENTS: Highest Graded Hugh Hefner Autographed Original PAGE 3 #1 Playboy (December 1953) on the planet! Hef's autograph authenticated by James Spence Authentication (JSA) & comes with their "Letter Of Authenticity" (LOA); white pgs
"Sweetheart of the Month" Marilyn Monroe
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Highest Graded Hugh Hefner Autographed Original PAGE 3 #1 Playboy (December 1953) on the planet! Hef's autograph authenticated by James Spence Authentication (JSA) & comes with their "Letter Of Authenticity" (LOA); white pgs
"Sweetheart of the Month" Marilyn Monroe
Highest Graded
Marilyn Monroe. We know her, and we love her, that is one of the reasons she was chosen by Hugh Hefner to grace the cover of the very first Playboy Magazine. The premiere of Playboy was undated as Hef was unsure there would be a second issue when he put this magazine together in his kitchen in Hyde Park. The centerfold was not original content produced for Playboy, but was actually an unused image from a photoshoot for Monroe's popular calendar. The marketing strategy was centered around the starlet's nudity and, the strategy worked, Playboy was a respectable success, the first issue sold out within weeks of release. Since the known circulation was less than 55,000 that makes this example an amazing find.

Inside, as well, there is "Sherlock Holmes" fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "VIP On Sex" cartoons by Virgil Partch, a "Big Band" article featuring Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, sports ("The Return of the All-Purpose Back") and much more. Here, then, is "The Holy Grail" of all Playboys, the magazine that launched the Playboy Empire and a must for any true collector of Americana!
You've got America's Beloved Beauty, Marilyn Monroe, on the cover and inside as the One-and-Only "Sweetheart of the Month": her nude layout is, literally, the stuff dreams are made of. In addition, you've got the authenticated autograph of this then (1953) brand-new publication's creator, Hugh Hefner, on the front cover!



 

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