The Playboy centerfold is a cultural icon dating back all the way to 1953, when the first Playmate of the Month Marilyn Monroe helped bring the magazine’s first issue to public prominence. Ten years ago, the magazine first published Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, and now this handsome edition has been “comprehensively updated” to include the years and Playmates that have come since then.
Elizabeth Wurtzel contributes a new essay to Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016, which gives the already handsome volume a nice additional layer of respectability. Then there’s the volume itself, a coffee table book that, unlike actual Playboy magazines, can be displayed on almost any coffee table in the land.
Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds, 1953-2016 will hit store shelves on September 5th, 2017. You can get more info on the book, as well as pre-order a copy priced at a little over $46 (for now), at the book’s official Amazon listing right here.