Six hundred and thirteen women are represented, but there is one basic model. On top is the face of Shirley Temple; below is the body of Jayne Mansfield. We are now accustomed to seeing the two tendencies combined—witness Britney Spears—but when Hefner was a young man they still seemed like opposites. Hence the surprise and the popularity of Playboy. So he bought girlie pictures from a local calendar company, and he chose well. In his first issue, he ran a nude photograph that Marilyn Monroe, famous by , had posed for in , when she was not famous, and needed money. It made the first issue a hit. Within a year, Playboy was able to afford its own photography, at which point the calendar girls were swept aside in favor of the girls next door.
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In she married her Hollywood High sweetheart that lasted less than one year but long enough to get what she wanted: a son, Bret Vetri, born September 8, She began acting and modeling in her teens. Her centerfold was photographed by Curt Gunther. Other prizes included a new car an all pink AMC AMX  , gold watch, skis and a ski outfit, a complete wardrobe, a movie camera, a typewriter, a tape recorder, a stereo, and a guitar. Vetri posed topless for the April Playboy pictorial Playmates Forever! Part Two.
By George Martin For Mailonline. These are the four playboy playmates who went to the Moon thanks to a surprising prank from a reserve astronaut on the Apollo 12 mission. Few people remember the mission, which took place just four months after the initial Apollo 11 landing in November The lewd images were strapped to the wrists of the astronauts' space suits by a mischievous backup commander. A Playboy playmate is seen strapped to Charles 'Pete' Conrad's wrist. A Playboy playmate inserted into the astronaut's wrist-mounted checklist.