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Chicago: 1971. HEFNER, HUGH (PLAYBOY MAGAZINE). Beyond Illustration. The Art of Playboy. Foreword by Arthur Paul. Chicago: Playboy Magazine, 1971. First Edition. Playboy Magazine Founder Hugh Hefner's Copy with his bookplate affixed to the inner front cover and a letter of provenance from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation. Illustrated catalogue issued to accompany a European exhibition of illustrations that appeared in Playboy Magazine, with a foreword by longtime Playboy Magazine Art Director Arthur Paul. Laid in is a printed exhibition schedule that began in Milan, Italy and ended in Munich, Germany. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. 7 3/4" x 7 7/8", staplebound, unpaginated. About fine condition with just a hint of handling to the covers in printed wrappers. Hugh Hefner was an avid book and art collector, movie aficionado and print lover. The first issue of Playboy was October 1, 1953 with Marilyn Monroe as the first centerfold and its final printed issue was released on March 17, 2020, with the magazine now available online. The magazine played an important part in the so-called 'sexual revolution' and still remains one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Notable for its nude and semi-nude centerfolds, the magazine also published a wide variety of short stories and serializations by such significant writers as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladamir Nabokov, Ray Bradbury, Saul Bellow, P.G. Wodehouse, Chuck Palahniuk, Roald Dahl, Haruki Murakami, and Margaret Atwood. Then there were the interviews and terrific cartoons by Jules Feiffer, Shel Silver … [Click Below for Full Description]
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