Rare Playboy with Monroe on cover fetches PS2k at London auction

October 31st, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Oct 31 (ANI): Rare first edition of Playboy magazine, which featured Marilyn Monroe on the cover, has fetched 2,000 pounds at an auction in London.

The mens mag went under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in Central London, reports Times Online.

Monroe was Sweetheart of the Month in Hugh Hefners magazine in December 1953, which also included a nude photograph of the star.

The edition, which initially sold 53,991 copies, was an instant hit.

In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. (ANI)

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