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1953 First Issue of Playboy Magazine Display Featuring Marilyn Monroe

Here is the 1st.PLAYBOY Magazine that Hugh Heffner started.There is NO Date on the Magazine because he thought it would also be the..last!!!! This is truely a Great Piece of American Memorabilia and one of the Finest examples!!!

 Condition C-8..OR BETTER depending on How or who Grades it!! It took me nearly two years to finally settle on this one!! Others had loose staples,centerfold loose,faded etc!!!If you've been looking for this,you know what I mean!! This one in Great Shape for near 60 years old!!!! There were a little over 59,000 printed in 1953...Not Many remaining..Few in this condition!!!and Dig that frame...(Magazine slips easily out of rear for viewing)!.

                                       WINNER GETS IT!!

 You can see how good it is by checking out the pictures of the Original next to a   50th.Anniversary Edition 2003!!!!!....PRETTY CLOSE FOR NEAR 60 YEARS OLD!!!!!         Truely Shows the Fabulous Condition of the Original!!!

                                (AUCTION FOR ORIGINAL ONLY!!!)


                              FABULOUS INVESTMENT PIECE!!!


This item comes from the collection of Artie Kern. Many of the items in Artie's collection were on display in the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in NYC where he also was a consultant in the early 1980s before it closed.  He obtained many of the items with the help of Sammy Cahn who was president at the Hall for 17+ years and Artie acted as his chief A/V man for many years previously.

About Sammy: Sammy Cahn was very much an accomplished lyricist in the entertainment industry and obtained many of the autographs through his personal friends and associations. He scored high notes with Academy Award winning lyrics in four songs (most notable is “Three Coins in the Fountain”). Cahn also kept his feather duster busy with five Golden Globes and an Emmy on his bookshelf. If that’s not enough clout,  Sammy was Frank’s personal lyricist for 50 years at Columbia Records, Capital Records and in the ‘60s Frank started Reprise Records. Many of their hits like “Second Time Around “ and “Call Me Irresponsible” (Oscar winner) were successful. They were recorded on Reprise in the 1960s.


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