Issue: 19540501

Saturday, May 1, 1954
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[The following text appears on the cover]
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Dear Playboy
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Address Playboy
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Indicia
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Playboy is published monthly by the HMH Publishing Co., Inc., 11 E. Superior, Chicago 11, Illinois. Postage must accompany all manuscripts and drawings submitted if they are to be returned and no responsibility can be assumed for unsolicited materials. Contents copyrighted 1954 by HMH Publishing Co., Inc. Nothing may be reprinted in whole or in part without written permission. Printed in U.S.A. Any similarity between people and places is purely coincidental.
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Masthead
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Hugh M. Hefner, editor and publisher
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Contents for the Men's Entertainment Magazine
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Three Day Pass--humor ..................Max Shulman 5
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Playbill
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A number of our readers, while commenting favorably on the Hartog Shirt story in the March issue, complained at not seeing more of the lovely model, Joanne Arnold. The best way to quiet these mumblings, we felt, was to feature Joanne as a Playmate of the Month, so you'll find her on page 26 with nary a shirt in sight.
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Three Day Pass
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Max Shulman
Our Office Bowlers get together every Wednesday evening. Afterwards some of the fellows meet at the bar for a couple of rounds and friendly discussions on politics, philosophical ideas, and broads.
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Dean Yeagle
"I thought he was going to ask me for my hand--but he had another part of my anatomy in mind."
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"Won't You Step Into My Parlor?"
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Like Mr. Spider, the smart playboy keeps his surroundings inviting--and that means simple and modern. You can forget the idea that a cluttered apartment is typically masculine and, therefore, charming as hell to the ladies.
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How to Apply for a Job
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Shepherd Mead
Let us Assume you are young, healthy, clear-eyed and eager, anxious to rise quickly and easily to the top of the business world.
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Nudes by Weegee
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The Guy with three eyes is known as Weegee, and he has built a considerable reputation as a photographer of the streets of New York--capturing, on film, the humor, foibles, and tragedy of a big city's people. The best of these pictures were collected a few years back in a remarkable volume titled Naked City.
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"She Saved Her Honor" or "Fooling the College Boy"
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John Held Jr.
Accept No Substitutes the best is none to good
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Fahrenheit 451
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Ray Bradbury
One moment he was smiling----the next he was a shrieking blaze of flame.
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"Kill the Umpire!"
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Jack Strausberg
out! safe!
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Playboy's Progress
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Scene:Playboy's penthouse.
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Jack Cole
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Tales from the Decameron
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Boccaccio
The Queen and the Stable-boy
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Leon Bellin
No sooner had the stable-boy left the queen's bed than the king entered it.
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Unmentionables
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There was a time when sex was unmentionable in mixed company; the shady joke and suggestive story were confined to strictly masculine company. Not so today. Bedroom and bathroom humor are apt to put in an appearance at the very nicest social gatherings--in fact, they've even made their way into the literature of the land. Several publishers are now offering whole books of sexy snickers. The best of the batch is titled Sextra Special; published by Scylla, Inc., it offers its humor in both words and pictures. Some of the funnier words appear in this month's Party Jokes section; our favorite pictures appear on this page.
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Playboy's Party Jokes
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The couple stepped up to the desk clerk of one of the city's nicer hotels. "I'd like a room and bath for my wife and myself," said the gentleman.
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Julien Dedman
"No, Boy Scout Troop 38 can't do us any good deeds today!"
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Tupper
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Surgery
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There seems to be a marked agreement on what the world's oldest profession is. The next oldest may possibly be surgery. For when primitive men opened the skulls of demented comrades to release evil spirits--that was surgery. The history of the craft is long. It was recorded in the wall scratchings of cave dwellers and in ancient writings in every language, but few great artists have portrayed it pictorially.
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Draber
"My psychiatrist finally hit on it. I'm an introvert."
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Bernhardt
"Hey, Joe--the cost of living's dropped 30c a fifth."
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Gardner Rea
"Sedgewick, will you please go to sleep?"
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Sorenson
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Next Month
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the unusual art of Heinrich Kley
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