Hugh Hefner,PLAYBOY Magazine,Oct 1959,Richard Matheson,KIM NOVAK,Jules Feiffer,Shel Silverstein,Elaine Reynolds

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By Hugh Hefner & various
Playboy Enterprises, Inc

October 1959. Vol 6 #10 

▲ BEAUTIFUL VG+ CONDITION, with the usual surface wear & slight rubbing to covers from being read, displayed, handled and stored. Tight white copy, a bit of stress at staples, cover dinge and some creasing to cover. A few small folds to interior pages at corner. SUBSCRIPTION card and Fold Out still attached.

▲ Please refer to scanned images- they are accurate and have not been edited or corrected and, as always, are worth at least a thousand words. ▲ NOTE: Due to a quirk with the scanner these magazine are much nicer than these particular scanned images.

Cover: Elanor Bradley

Playmate: Elaine Reynolds

Pictorials: Elaine Stewart and Kim Novak

Features: Shel Silverstein in Africa, fiction, A Very Good Sidewalk Story by Herbert Gold, No Such Thing as a Vampire by Richard Matheson, and, Snakes in the Grass by T.K. Brown III; nostalgia, The Alky Era by Ken Purdy; The 1960 Playboy Jazz Poll; satire, Needs by Jules Feiffer; article, Playboy Plays the Market by Carl Bakal; great two-page ad for Columbia Records featuring Sammy Davis, Jr., Johnny Cash, Henry Mancini, Tony Bennett and other stars.

▲[We have purchased several large PLAYBOY collections (including a complete one) recently and are listing them a bit at a time, so, please be patient. You are welcome to contact us and request specific issues you'd like us to list as we plod along]

Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. Notable for its centerfolds of nude and semi-nude models (Playmates), Playboy played an important role in the sexual revolution and remains one of the world's best-known brands, having grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with a presence in nearly every medium. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.

The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by notable novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke,Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse, Roald Dahl, Haruki Murakami, and Margaret Atwood. With a regular display of full-page color cartoons, it became a showcase for notable cartoonists, including Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Erich Sokol, Roy Raymonde, Gahan Wilson, and Rowland B. Wilson. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes, and race car drivers. The magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance, although it often interviews conservative celebrities[wiki]