One of the most sought after issues of Playboy magazine is the Volume 2, Number 2 issue from January, 1955. Absolutely loaded with fantastic photos, features and fiction, this sought after edition deservedly tops advanced collector wants lists. Advance your collection with this better grade example, which is graced by a simply must have Bettie Page centerfold photo. Detailed description on our website.
Playboy’s Rabbit takes an avant-garde turn at the center of a titillating and festive party-theme cover. This captivating front hints at the delightful parade of interior features which are highlighted by the classic Bettie Page Christmas Playmate of the Month centerfold photo. Though detached from the staples, this most important of centerfolds remains pleasing in both content and condition and could easily be reattached with careful opening and closing of the fairly clean staples.
Also making appearances in this issue are photos spreads featuring Tina Louise the gorgeous actress who played Ginger on Gilligan’s Island and Eartha Kitt whose lengthy career included a turn as Catwoman in the campy 1960s Batman TV series. In addition to these captivating photos, this enticing edition includes works of fiction by authors Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck and Erskine Caldwell, along with the famous Party Jokes and Ribald Classics sections.
Minor cover soiling and minor staining at the bottom corners of some of the pages have little impact on this otherwise highly appealing magazine, which has a tight solid spine, decent gloss and supple pages, earning a (VG) rating with deference to the detached centerfold.