The Playboy Book: Forty Years
Gretchen EdgrenISBN: 1-85732-586-9;
It began as an after-hours project laid out on a card table in the Chicago apartment of Hugh Hefner, a young copywriter whose day job was promoting subscriptions to Children's Activities magazine. It grew into the most successful and controversial magazine of its time, a fixture on the cultural landscape, an institution as universal as Disney and Coca-Cola. Here is the spectacular story of playboy, told from the inside in never-before-revealed detail. From its very first issue in 1953, at the height of the "Ike Age", Playboy has been on the cutting edge of the socio-sexual revolution that changed the lace of America, and this commemorative collector's volume offers a kaleidoscopic look not only at the magazine but the society it has reflected and influenced for four decides. :The Playboy Book: invites readers to relive those years in words and pictures, a nostalgic scrap-book journey into the past - the magazine's and their own. Here are the visual reminders of the best of...
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