Hollywood, CA(Hollywood Today)8/8/12/—‘Playboy’s Greatest Covers’ is a new book that takes on the admirable task of selecting the best covers from the publications nearly sixty year history. Written by longstanding Playboy contributor Damon Brown, and curated by the one and only Hugh Hefner, it’s a definitive guide to a magazine that became cultural phenomenon (and unfortunately then a reality TV series). Take a look through the gallery for a few of the more iconic images from over the years.
Playboy’s Greatest Covers is a 320-page reader from longtime magazine contributor Damon Brown and curated by Hugh Hefner himself – presented as a colorful and racy look back at what made the Chicago-based publication transcend the publishing industry and become a cultural icon. Stretching back from 1953 to the contemporary, the coffee table book also features a forward from legendary bunny Pamela Anderson. Playboy’s Greatest Covers can be purchased online for $24 USD.
The very first issue of Playboy had a smiling Marilyn Monroe waving a welcome wave on the cover. “First time in any magazine. The famous Marilyn Monroe nude,” the legendary cover proudly proclaimed.