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Hugh Hefner's Playboy 1926-1979

Hugh Hefner's Playboy 1926-1979

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by Hugh M Hefner
     
 

Girls, gags, and great writing: the life and times of Hugh Hefner

Hugh M. Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography with chronological highlights from Playboy magazine’s first 25 years. Seven hundred pages chart his life and career—from cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboy—in the most

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Girls, gags, and great writing: the life and times of Hugh Hefner

Hugh M. Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography with chronological highlights from Playboy magazine’s first 25 years. Seven hundred pages chart his life and career—from cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboy—in the most revealing and intimate portrait of Hefner ever.

Limited Edition of 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Hugh Hefner, packaged in a Plexiglas box. Each boxed set includes a 5x5cm piece of Hef's legendary silk pajamas, worn by the great man himself.

This sumptuous six-volume anthology celebrates the decadence, sophistication and wit of the original men’s magazine and its legendary founder, Hugh Hefner. Playboy defined adult publishing and liberated a generation of American men. Hugh Hefner’s Playboy highlights the extraordinary years from 1953 to 1979. Each volume includes a selection of each era's spiciest Centerfolds as well as seminal works by literary icons Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac and Ray Bradbury. There is also a wealth of never-before-seen ephemera from Hefner’s personal scrapbooks and archives, original artwork, cartoons and correspondence, and 700 pages of autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends and eventual success with Playboy. Lavishly illustrated, with a huge selection of personal photos—many previously unseen—including behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet, this is the definitive history of Playboy and its founder.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822826133
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
12/03/2009
Edition description:
Signed, boxed set
Pages:
3506
Product dimensions:
15.00(w) x 16.00(h) x 12.50(d)

Meet the Author

Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago on April 9, 1926. He served as an infantry clerk in the U.S. Army during World War II and received his bachelor of art degree in psychology from the University of Illinois in 1949. He started Playboy magazine in 1953, and currently resides in Los Angeles.

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