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Playboy featuring Marilyn on cover sold for 2000

Published: Friday, October 31, 2008, 11:58 [IST]

London (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 men's mag went under the hammer at Bloomsbury Auctions in Central London, reports Times Online.

Monroe was 'Sweetheart of the Month' in Hugh Hefner's 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.

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