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Playboy Magazine March 1954 vol.1, no.4
March 1954... Click for larger.
 
(approximate)
Weight 117g
Cover Joanne Arnold photographed by Hal Adams
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Playmate

Dolores Del Monte photographed by Bruno Bernard

Pictorials Sex Sells a Shirt featuring Joanne Arnold

Articles and Features

Fahrenheit 451 -- Part 1 by Ray Bradbury
The Medicine Man by Erskine Caldwell
Trouble in Tobacco Land by Glen Douglas
Your Mind and How It Works by Roger Price
The Magic Box cartoons by Arv Miller
Johns -- The Outhouse Beautiful, sketches by Frank O'Beirne
Sex Sells a Shirt

 

Bruno Bernard sold the photo of Dolores to the Baumgarth Calendar Company who in turn sold it to Hugh Hefner. He got a few of the early Playmate photos from them. Dolores didn't know that she'd been a Playmate until 1979. Her son Steve saw her centerfold in the January Issue and told her.
Joanne Arnold appears as the Playmate, May 1954 and in a pictorial in the August 1955 issues
52 pages of period adverts, pin ups and articles with lots of quality photographs and illustrations.
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