July 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine with Neva Gilbert as the “Playmate of the Month.”
Lot 738. July 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine with Neva Gilbert as the “Playmate of the Month.” In addition to Gilbert, “Playboy” cameras focus on controversial actress and publicity seeker Simone Silva and on “The Evolution of the Bathing Suit,” the magazine’s cover subject. In an article that asks “What’s Happening to Baseball?” sportswriter Jay Arnold “takes the old game apart and puts it back together again.” Fiction is provided by William Hope Hodgson, and satire, by Shepherd Mead. Gilbert was an American model and aspiring actress. She appeared in the magazine again, 25 years later, in the Dec. 1979 issue. Ex-m. Minimum Bid $35.