An exceptional book, over a thousand pages and hundreds of pictures, a must for erotica collectors.
With its first centrefold, featuring a radiant Marilyn Monroe, Hugh M. Hefner created a cultural icon: “Playboy’s Playmate of the Month”. This elegant coffee table book features every single “Playboy” centrefold, from their debut to the last nude in 2016, from the buxom blondes of the Fifties, to the tanned beach babes of the Seventies, to the statuesque beauties of our times. The collection includes models that later became famous, such as Jayne Mansfield, Stella Stevens, Jenny McCarthy, Anna Nicole Smith and Pamela Anderson. Essays written by literary authorities such as Robert Coover, Paul Theroux, Robert Stone, Jay McInerney, Daphne Merkin, Maureen Gibbon and Elizabeth Wurtzel explore the social context and cultural climate of each of the seven decades of pictures.
An introduction written by Hugh M. Hefner himself completes this masterpiece which offers us an insight into the evolution of our love for women.