HUGH HEFNER’S PLAYBOY: An Illustrated Autobiography

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Edited by Taschen, Hugh Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography intimately covering his wildly successful career and personal life. Hugh M. Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography with chronological highlights from Playboy’s first 25 years. His personal life and career, from cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboy, are revealed in the most intimate portrait ever. Released on the 60th anniversary of the magazine, this sumptuous six-volume anthology celebrates the decadence, sophistication and wit of the original men’s magazine and its creator. Hugh Hefner’s Playboy highlights the extraordinary years from 1953 to 1979, with a selection of each era’s spiciest centerfolds and writing by literary icons Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Ian Fleming and Ray Bradbury, as well as some Playboy interviews, including Jimmy Carter and Albert Schweitzer. A wealth of never-before-seen ephemera from Hefner’s personal archives includes original artwork, cartoons and correspondence, and a long autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends and eventual success with Playboy. A vast selection of personal photos, include behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet. This is the definitive history of Playboy and its legendary founder. The books are available from Amazon.

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