Playboy #1 Signed by Hugh Hefner (HM...
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DescriptionPlayboy #1 Signed by Hugh Hefner (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC Qualified NM/VF 9.0 With Off-White to White Pages. In nearly 20 years of offering copies of the premiere issue, we've offered just four copies of the newsstand printing with a higher certified grade, and none of those bore the autograph of Mr. Playboy himself, Hugh Hefner. This copy does, and the autograph has been authenticated by JSA – James Spence Authentication.
Marilyn Monroe graces the cover of this issue and reappears inside as Playboy's "Sweetheart of the Month" the precursor to Playboy's "Playmate of the Month" soon to follow. The first issue also featured a Big Band article on the Dorsey Brothers, fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and "VIP On Sex" by cartoonist Virgil Partch. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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