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Taschen Hugh Hefners Playboy

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the magazine, Playboy have teamed up with publishers Taschen to release a six-volume anthology documenting the decadence, sophistication, and wit of the original men’s magazine and its creator Hugh M. Hefner. The books highlight 25 years of the magazine between 1953 and 1979 and include a selection of the era’s sexiest centerfolds and writing by literary icons such as Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Ian Fleming and Ray Bradbury. They also give a unique insight into the personal life and career of Hefner with a long autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends, and eventual success with Playboy. Alongside the texts are never-before-seen personal photos such as behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet. The series is available in a limited edition of 1,500 numbered copies, each signed by Hefner, and comes in a Plexiglas case.

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