The first ever Playboy issue, featuring Marilyn Monroe.
Playmate Terry Ryan in the frame.
Ryan’s pictorial was the first one photographed directly under Playboy’s supervision. Before this, they bought photos from independent photographers (Wikipedia).
Interview with Jack Kerouac.
Leroy Neiman’s “Femlin” — the party jokes page character — makes a cover appearance.
The Playmate of this issue was Susan Bernard, who says she “was the first under-18 Jewish virgin who was in the centerfold…” (Wikipedia).
Playmate Cynthia Meyers is a tree.
Rabbit head mistletoe.
Can you find the rabbit head?
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