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    Cassius Clay "Playboy" Photos. A set of 13 b&w 8"x 10" photos taken by photographer Jerry Yulsman for an interview printed in the October 1964 issue of Playboy. Clay had defeated Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title earlier that year and changed his name to Muhammad Ali soon after; only a few journalists (Howard Cosell among them) accepted it at that time, and each of these photos is labelled "Cassius Clay" on the back. Two of the photos are actually contact sheets featuring the photos taken during the session, and the rest are the exposures Yulsman made prints of. Only three of the photos were published with the interview, the rest remain unpublished to this day. These photos were acquired directly from the magazine; Yulsman died in 1999, and his widow confirmed that the negatives no longer existed, making these the only known copies. In Very Fine to Excellent condition with minor wear and cropping marks on some. All have the photographer's credit stamp en verso.

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    April, 2007
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