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1953 Playboy #1 Magazine
This is an original and complete, CGC graded Playboy #1 magazine along with a Hugh Hefner signed Playboy Club Napkin. The first issue was published in December 1953 and was undated; as Hefner was unsure there would be a second. The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture he used was originally taken for a calendar rather than for Playboy. Hefner chose what he deemed the "sexiest" image, a previously unused nude study of Marilyn stretched with an upraised arm on a red velvet background. The heavy promotion centered around Marilyn's nudity on the already-famous calendar, together with the teasers in marketing, made the new Playboy magazine a success.
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