Playboy was founded by Hugh Hefner in 1953 with a $1000 loan from his mother.
Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine will no longer feature nude women featuring a centerfold of Marilyn Monroe.
The first issue sold out within a week and the magazine featuring first-class writing, satirical cartoons, and nude playmates of the month soared to a circulation of 7,161,561 in November 1972.
Pam Rawlings was the centerfold photographed by Rowland Scherman.
Not any more.
According to the news Hugh Hefner, 89, announced that Playboy will no longer publish nude shots bringing to end over sixty years of nudity.
The first nudesBack in 1962 my best friend and I found several moldy Playboy in the deep woods of the Blue Hills. Up to then my only knowledge of the female anatomy came from examinations of my sister's Barbie dolls, but I understand the Playboy Messiah's decision to drop nudity.
The Internet is awash with sex of all genres and it costs nothing.
Playboy is just another casualty of the Web.
Where nothing is real, not even a teenage boy's fantasy.