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"Sweetheart of The Month, Dec. 1953" featuring Marilyn Monroe by Tom Kelley

Original price $375.00 - Original price $1,600.00
Original price
$1,000.00
$375.00 - $1,600.00
Current price $1,000.00

Playboy Legacy Collection “Sweetheart Of The Month” original fine art print featuring Marilyn Monroe and is without question, the most famous Playboy photograph of all time. It was shot in 1949 by renowned photographer Tom Kelley and was published in the inaugural December 1953 issue of Playboy. Playboy founder Hugh Hefner purchased the image from Kelley for $50 and Monroe was never compensated directly for her appearance in Playboy. Although Monroe appeared in Playboy numerous times and is buried next to Hugh Hefner in Los Angeles, the two actually never met in person. Read more

The Playboy Legacy Collection features 48 museum quality images dating back to the inception of Playboy Magazine in December 1953 with the inaugural edition featuring a young Marilyn Monroe. Each of the 48 images was hand selected by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and International Images CEO Normal Solomon for it's iconic place in history and eternal beauty. Read more

The collection was originally produced by International Images in 2007 and is available exclusively in limited edition quantities. Contact us for large format edition availability.

Each archival fine print has been mastered from the original negative or digital image and is produced under exclusive license. Each print is produced by hand on archival exhibition fiber and individually numbered and embossed with the Playboy Bunny seal. Every print is paired with a unique Certificate of Authenticity documenting the storied history of each work.