It's the one that started it all: the December 1953 issue of Playboy featuring Marilyn Monroe as the Centerfold. All of the original copies from that first production run have long since ended up in the hands of Playboy fans, subscribers and collectors, but now you can own the next best thing: an exact reproduction of that landmark publication and coveted piece of pop culture history. These reprinted issues present all of the original articles, advertisements and photographs precisely as they appeared back in '53, including the notorious Marilyn Monroe red background centerfold and pictorial by photographer Tom Kelley. The images were taken when Marilyn was a young model and aspiring actress and later published when she was already an established Hollywood star.
Only 20,000 single copies of this reproduction will be made available to the public, at a cost of US$25.00 each.
Available at the Playboy Store