Less than 40 copies of this book are left Internationally! This will not be re-printed ever again. Buy this Playboy Collectors item now! This sumptuous six-volume anthology celebrates the decadence, sophistication, and wit of the original men’s magazine and its creator. His personal life and career—from cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboy- are revealed in the most intimate portrait ever. Hugh Hefner’s Playboy highlights the extraordinary years from 1953 to 1979, with a selection of each era’s spiciest Centerfolds: pieces on art, design and architecture; writing by literary icons Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Ian Fleming, and Ray Bradbury; as well as a selection of Playboy Interviews. The progressive views and civil rights debates in the magazine were nothing short of trailblazing. 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. This is the definitive history of Playboy and its legendary founder.