Playboy Magazine December 1953

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Playboy December 1953, Volume 1, #1, 1st issue

PLAYMATE: Marilyn Monroe (page 19 - photo courtesy of John Baumgarth Co., Melrose Park, Illinois) - presented as "Sweetheart of the Month."

COVER: Marilyn Monroe

PICTORIALS: What makes Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe); Open Letter from California is 3 pages of an unnamed model swimming nude.

FEATURES: First appearance by Mr. Playboy, Rabbit Bachelor on page 2, Miss Gold-Digger of 1953 by Bob Norman, Strip Quiz, Tales from the Decameron (new translation of Boccaccio) by Norman Holland, Playboy's Party Jokes, VIP on Sex (Cartoons by Virgil Franklin Partch II), Introducing Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Dorsey Brothers (Tommy and Jimmy) by Arthur Silver, Matanzas Love Affair by Bob Roderick, A Horseman in the Sky by Ambrose Bierce, The Return of the All-Purpose Back (featuring Red Grange) by George Jennings, and, Desk Designs for the Modern Office.


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