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Playboy Jan 2011
Playboy's College Girls # 35, January/February 2011 magazine back issue cover image
College Girls

Buying Choices
Playboy's College Girls # 35, January/February 2011

Features
Covergirl Katie Rivers
Aryka Lynne
Ava Milano
Nikki Mitchell
Staci Lynn Sharp

 


Playboy Feb 2011
Playboy's Nude Playmates # 13 magazine back issue cover image
Nude Playmates

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Playboy's Nude Playmates # 13

Features
Covergirl Dasha Astafieva
Jennifer Pershing
Crystal McCahill
Lindsey Gayle Evans
Hope Dworaczyk

 


Playboy Mar 2011
Playboy Newsstand Special # 3, March 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Playboy\'s Sexy Girls

Buying Choices
Playboy Newsstand Special # 3, March 2011

Features
Covergirl Berthanie Baderttscher - Cyber Girl Of The Year 2011
The Hottest Girls From The Playboy Universe
Playmates Cyber Girls Coeds & More!
Tess Taylor Arlington, Christine Veronica, Kimberly Phillips, Jamie Bradford

 


Playboy Jul 2011
Playboy Newsstand Special # 9, July 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Sexy Girls Next Door

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Playboy Newsstand Special # 9, July 2011

Features
Sexy Girls Next Door
Playboy's Casting Calls, The Hottest Girls From Coast-To-Coast
Indianapolis Atlanta Houston Denver, Chicago Philadelphia, Orlando Toronto
Phoenix New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

 


Playboy Apr 2011
Playboy's College Girls # 36, April/May 2011 magazine back issue cover image
College Girls

Buying Choices
Playboy's College Girls # 36, April/May 2011

Features
Covergirl Kate Hughes
Katie Rivers
Raquel Robin
Sarah Pipkin
Alana Cole

 


Playboy Oct 2011
Playboy Newsstand Special # 141, October/November 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Lingerie

Buying Choices
Playboy Newsstand Special # 141, October/November 2011

Features
Covergirl (Nude)
Lacy Ann Spice
Daisy Anne
Carly Ford
Pricilla Milan

 


Playboy Jun 2011
Playboy's Voluptuous Vixens # 25, June/July 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Voluptuous Vixens

Buying Choices
Playboy's Voluptuous Vixens # 25, June/July 2011

Features
Covergirl Nataline Marie
Catlotta Champagne
Katie Rivers
Rachelle Wilde
Laya Belia

 


Playboy Jun 2011
Playboy's Lingerie # 139, June/July 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Lingerie

Buying Choices
Playboy's Lingerie # 139, June/July 2011

Features
Covergirl Beth Williams Photographed by Josh Ryan
Katy Marie
Ashley Ilenfeld
Chelsea Brooke
Rosaline Evans

 


Playboy Jun 2011
Playboy's Playmate Review # 27, 2011 magazine back issue cover image
Playmate Review

Buying Choices
Playboy's Playmate Review # 27, 2011

Features
Covergirl Claire Sinclair
Jaime Faith Edmundson
Heather Rae Young
Kyra Milan
A Year of Amazing Centerfolds All Nude

 


Playboy Dec 2011
Playboy's Lingerie # 142, December 2011/January 2012 magazine back issue cover image
Lingerie

Buying Choices
Playboy's Lingerie # 142, December 2011/January 2012

Features
Covergirl Lacy Ann Spice
Olivia Paige
Jamie Jenkins
Aly Marie
Raquel Reese

 

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Playboy's original title was to be "Stag Party," but an unrelated outdoor magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner and informed him that they would legally protect their trademark if he were to launch his magazine with that name. Hefner and co-founder and executive vice president Eldon Sellers met to discuss the problem and to seek a new name. Sellers, whose mother had worked for the short-lived Playboy Automobile Company in Chicago, suggested the name "Playboy".

The first issue, published in December 1953, did not carry a date, as Hugh Hefner was unsure whether there would be a second issue. The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe, although the picture used had originally been taken for a calendar, rather than for Playboy. The first issue was an immediate sensation; it sold out within a matter of weeks. Known circulation was 53,991 (Source: Playboy Collector's Association Playboy Magazine Price Guide). The cover price was 50¢. Copies of the first issue in Mint to Near Mint condition fetched over $8,000 in 2007.

The famous logo, depicting the stylized profile of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie, was designed by art designer Art Paul for the magazine's second issue and has appeared on every issue since; a running joke in the magazine involves hiding the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph. Hefner said that he chose the rabbit as a mascot for its "humorous sexual connotation", and because the image was "frisky and playful".

An urban legend started about Hefner and the Playmates of the Month because of markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979 (except for a six month gap in 1976), the "P" in Playboy had a number of stars printed in or around the letter. The legend stated that this was either a rating
that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the number of times that Hefner had slept with her, or how good she was in bed. The stars, which ranged in number between zero and twelve, actually indicated the domestic
or international advertising region for that printing.

Since reaching its peak in the 1970s, Playboy has seen a decline in circulation and cultural relevance because of increased competition in the field it founded — first from Penthouse, Oui, and Gallery in the 1970s; later from pornographic videos; and more recently from lad mags such as Maxim, FHM, and Stuff. In response Playboy has attempted to re-assert its hold on the 18–35 male demographic it once controlled through slight changes to its content and focusing on issues and personalities more appropriate to its audience—such as hip-hop artists being featured in the Playboy Interview.

Christie Hefner, a daughter of Hugh Hefner, became the CEO of Playboy in 1988 and is now also the Chairman of the Board.

The magazine celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the January 2004 issue. Celebrations were held at Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Moscow during the year to commemorate this event.

The best-selling Playboy edition was the November 1972 edition, which sold 7,161,561 copies. One-fourth of all American college men were buying the magazine every month. It is interesting to note that although this issue is available in abundance, it is very difficult for collectors to find this issue in excellent condition. The black ink on the cover wore off easily and it is difficult to find this issue with a bright clean crisp black color. A Near Mint copy of this issue is a hard find.

Perhaps coincidentally, a cropped image of the issue's centerfold (which featured Lena Soderberg) became a standard image for testing image processing algorithms. It is known simply as the "Lenna" (also "Lena") image in that field.

Many people ask about Playboy UK, Playboy USA is the same issue that was issued in the UK because there was no need to translate the magazine. So, Playboy USA and Playboy UK are the same magazine.

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