Best Classic Playboy Covers SFW

Playboy was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Hugh Hefner and his associates. It is one of the world's best known brands.
Playboy's original title was to be Stag Party, but an unrelated outdoor magazine, Stag, contacted Hefner and informed him that they would legally protect their trademark if he were to launch his magazine with that name. Hefner and co-founder Eldon Sellers met to discuss the problem and to seek a new name. Sellers, whose mother had worked for the Chicago sales office of the short-lived Playboy Automobile Company, suggested the name "Playboy." And that was the final choise.
The famous logo, depicting the stylized profile of a rabbit wearing a tuxedo bow tie, was designed by art designer Art Paul for the magazine's second issue and has appeared on every issue since. Playboy hides the logo somewhere in the cover art or photograph.
I've seen all of the Playboy covers to date and here are the ones I think are the best.

October 1965
Playmate of the Month Allison Parks photographed by William V. (Bill) Figge.




August 1956
Playmate of the Month: Jonnie Nicely photographed by Hal Adams.




July 1954
Playmate: Neva Gilbert. Cover: Simone Silva.




May 1955
Playmate: Margueritte Empey. Cover: pictorial by Bunny Yeager featuring herself.




July 1966
Playmate of the Month Tish Howard photographed William V. (Bill) Figge and Edward DeLong.




September 1963
Playmate of the Month Victoria Valentino photographed by Mario Casilli.




March 1966
Playmate of the Month Pricilla Wright photographed by Mario Casilli.




February 1967
Playmate of the Month Kim Farber photographed by Stan Malinowski.




March 1990
Playmate of the Month Deborah Driggs photographed by Richard Fegley.




June 1967
Playmate of the Month Joey Gibson photographed by Peter Gowland.




October 1993
Playmate of the Month Jenny McCarthy photographed by Pompeo Posar.




January 2000
Millennium Collector's Edition Playmates of the Month Carol and Darlene Bernaola photographed by Arny Freytag.



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asked by Maddox in Articles | 34710 views | 01-30-2008 at 05:48 PM

October 1965 best cover ever

answered by Mimz | 01-31-2008 at 07:34 PM

Wow - these Playboy covers bring back memories!

answered by BeeHawk | 06-05-2009 at 12:33 PM

Playboy is such an iconic brand. The greatest sex symbols of all time, from Marilyn Monroe to Bettie Page to Brigitte Bardot have posed for/been in playboy. No other men's magazine can compare!

answered by Guest | 02-26-2011 at 01:59 AM

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