LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In honor of the magazine’s 60th Anniversary, Playboy announced Tuesday that it will sell reprinted copies of its inaugural issue, which hit newsstands in December 1953.
Marilyn Monroe graced the cover and was also selected as the magazine’s “Sweetheart of the Month.”
“I am pleased that we can offer longtime fans as well as a new generation of readers an opportunity to possess a piece of Playboy history, and experience the original spirit and heart of the magazine that continues on today,” founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Heffner said in a statement.
In fact, the magazine will look identical to the original copy.
“This collector’s edition reprint is an exact replica of Playboy’s premiere issue, down to the staples that bind it (the magazine began using a glued binding starting with its October 1986 issue) and the heavier paper stock on which it is printed,” according to Playboy.
The magazine is now available for $9.99 at Barnes & Noble and other retailers, as well as online at playboymagazinestore.com.