Playboy (Hardcover)

The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016: (Hugh Hefner Playboy Magazine Centerfold Collection, Nude Photography Book)

By Hugh Hefner (Foreword by), Dave Hickey (Introduction by)

Chronicle Books, 9781452161037, 844pp.

Publication Date: September 5, 2017

List Price: 85.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


With the first centerfold image of the radiant Marilyn Monroe, Hugh M. Hefner masterminded a cultural icon: Playboy's Playmate of the Month. This voluptuous new edition celebrates every nude centerfold from every issue of Playboy, from 1953 to February 2016. Initially published a decade ago, and now comprehensively updated, this must-have edition boasts 734 nude centerfolds and decade openers from literary luminaries, including an all-new essay by Elizabeth Wurtzel on the last decade of centerfolds, and a redesigned package that perfectly captures the complete cultural and aesthetic arc of the Playboy centerfold.
With contributions by:
- Robert Coover
- Paul Theroux
- Robert Stone
- Jay McInerney
- Daphne Merkin
- Maureen Gibbon
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

About the Author

Hugh M. Hefner was the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine.

Robert Coover is author of The Public Burning.

Paul Theroux is author of The Great Railway Bazaar.

Robert Stone is author of Dog Soldiers.

Jay McInerney is author of Bright Lights, Big City.

Daphne Merkin is author of Dreaming of Hitler.

Maureen Gibbon is author of Swimming Sweet Arrow.

Elizabeth Wurtzel is author of Prozac Nation.