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4 1957 Playboy Magazines – Feb., March, April and the Dec. Fourth-Anniversary Issue.

Lot 744. 4 1957 Playboy Magazines – Feb., March, April and the Dec. Fourth-Anniversary Issue. Vance Packard, Charles Beaumont, Fredric Brown, Gerald Kersh, John Lardner, Herbert Gold, Blake Rutherford and Budd Schulberg are among the authors whose work is on the pages of these issues. Cartoons by Shel Silverstein can also be found. Each “Playmate” receives two pages of photos plus the three-panel centerfold. Here are “Playmates of the Month” and content highlights: Feb. - Sally Todd, an American actress and model who was the focus of a five-page pictorial in the June 1956 issue. Also, a five-page pictorial of “The New Jayne Mansfield “; the 1957 Playboy All-Stars with Stan Kenton leader, Benny Goodman clarinet, Louis Armstrong trumpet, Frank Sinatra male vocalist, Four Freshmen vocal group, Ella Fitzgerald female vocalist, Stan Getz tenor sax and others. A ¼” scuff on the front cover; otherwise, ex. March – Playmate Sandra Edwards, a ballerina. This issue has a John Lardner article “Boxing 1957,” five pages of Vargas Girls and a page with Zsa Zsa Gabor. The centerfold is loose. Vg with pages ex and better. April – Playmate Gloria Windsor, a model and lingerie store worker. Five pages on models being photographed in New York and four pages of sports cards. Small pieces of tape hold the centerfold in place; vg, pages ex and better. Dec. – Fourth Anniversary Issue with Playmate Linda Vargas, a model and occasional actress. Photographer Peter Gowland used her images in many of his instruction books. This issue has fiction by Budd Schulberg, nine pages of visual creations by Harvey Kurtzman of “Mad” magazine fame, the transcript of a Mike Wallace interview of Hugh Hefner, and a Bunny Yeager pictorial of Lisa Winters as “Playboy’s” first “Playmate of the Year.” Ex. Minimum Bid $20.    

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