Author(s): Dave (INT) Hugh (FRW); Hickey Hefner
With the first centrefold, the radiant Marilyn Monroe, Hugh M. Hefner masterminded a cultural icon: Playboy's Playmate of the Month. This stunning volume contains all 734 nude centrefolds from 1954 to 2016, as well as an intro from Hefner and essays from literary luminaries, including Dave Hickey, Robert Coover, and Maureen Gibbon, amongst other. Updated to include an essay by Elisabeth Wurtzel (Prozac Nation), this collector's edition captures the entire cultural and aesthetic arc of the Playboy centrefold.
HUGH M. HEFNER is editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. The recipient of a number of awards for his contributions to society in general and the publishing industry in particular, Hef received the 1996 International Publishing Award from the International Press Directory in London and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Society of Magazine Editors at its 1998 ceremonies in New York. PLAYBOY is one of the world's leading men's magazine. Playboy products are sold in over 180 countries and is one of the top 20 brands in the world.