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Marilyn Monroe Launches Playboy

Posted by Scott On December - 7 - 2010

While newsstand sales of Playboy have been in steady decline for decades, this cover from December 1953 jump-started a cultural revolution of sexual liberation.

The iconic Marilyn Monroe helped launch one of America’s most iconic brands.  The magazine is arguably one of the most influential ever, and still creates controversy. 

Copies of the launch issue are being sold by Christie’s auction house for $1,500.  Not bad for a fifty cent cover price.

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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