I have provided some high quality scans of the inside.
Just click on the following thumbnails.
In 2007, Playboy
began selling replica copies of the first issue. There
were 20,000 copies made and they retailed for $25 each.
The copy does not state anywhere on it that it is a
reprint. I have compared the new reprints to my original
and it is identical except for the following:
While it is nice to have a
copy I am not afraid to touch and let people look through - it is
also a little disappointing. I thought I had something
pretty special in my collection but now 20,000 other people will
have it too. Not to mention the poor people that are
probably going to get ripped off. Without something very
obvious on the front cover that says it is the 2007 Reprint I
think people may get fooled into thinking it is original.
May 1979 (MM impersonator)
January 1999 (collage)
December 2005 *
*Note: Although the 2005 issue had a
stunningly beautiful cover it contained the most awful trash that has
ever been published about Marilyn. It presented June DiMaggio as
fact which she is not. This woman claims to have baked Marilyn a
pizza on the day she died and attended her funeral with her Uncle
Joe. Outrageous lies. Even worse was the "alleged" tapes
that Marilyn recorded for Dr. Ralph Greesnson. John
Miner came out of the woodwork to claim that he had heard the tapes
and could recall verbatim what was said in them. Total sensational
trash designed to sell. It is a shame that Hefner supported the
articles. I thought he had more respect for Marilyn than that.