In 1953, Hugh Hefner launched Playboy magazine and it was an instant sensation. The first issue featured Marilyn Monroe and sold out in days becoming one of the most collectible men’s magazines of all time. Through the 1950s Playboy featured Bettie Page, Jayne Mansfield, and Brigitte Bardot. Hefner’s editing strategy included in-depth interviews with prominent figures; serious literature by such writers as Hemingway, Steinbeck, and Kerouac; and for the art of illustrators like LeRoy Neiman, Shel Silverstein, and Alberto Vargas. These early issues are hard to find today and pricey when you do, which is what makes this digital collection so significant—every page of every issue of Playboy from the 1950s is stored in color on a DVD-ROM archive, complete with a powerful search engine for Mac and PC computers. The facsimile reproduction of the premier issue of Playboy with Marilyn Monroe is a bonus! This set lists for $100. You can buy it for $29.95 at salesbooks.com. What a great deal!