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An illustrated autobiography with highlights from Playboy's first 25 years Hugh M. Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography with chronological highlights from Playboy ' s first 25 years.His personal life and careerfrom cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboyare revealed in the most intimate portrait ever. Released on the 60th anniversary of the magazine, this sumptuous six-volume anthologycelebrates the decadence, sophistication and wit of the original men's magazine and its creator. Hugh Hefner ' s Playboyhighlights the extraordinary years from 1953 to 1979, with a selection of each era's spiciest centerfolds and writing by literary icons Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac and Ray Bradbury, as well as some of the most important Playboyinterviews, including Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, and Roman Polanski. A wealth of never-before-seen ephemera from Hefner's personal archives includes original artwork, cartoons and correspondence, and a long autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends and eventual success with Playboy. A vast selection of personal photosmany previously unseeninclude behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet. This is the definitive history of Playboyand its legendary founder. First published in TASCHEN's limited edition seriesnow available in this unlimited popular edition!