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 December 1953 issue of Playboy.
This particular work is the last from a collection of 10 acquired directly from Hugh Hefner and Playboy Enterprises. Image is a beautiful silver gelatin print measuring approximately 20x24 with Hugh Hefner's signature on the bottom right next to the Playboy Bunny stamp. Each image is embossed with the iconic Playboy Bunny logo and is accompanied by its own unique certificate of authenticity. This item comes with an additional Playboy Certificate signed by Aaron Baker, Curator for Playboy Enterprises.
The image is part of the Playboy Legacy Collection that was produced and released in 2007 by our parent company, International Images. The collection became immediately coveted by collectors worldwide, featuring 48 museum quality prints, representing the best of Playboy Magazine over 50 years. The images were limited in production and have been carefully managed to protect their iconic value and beauty.
Each image has been remastered from the original negative or digital image and is published under exclusive license. Image is produced on the finest quality, heavyweight archival exhibition fiber paper, using archival pigment inks and processes. Each image is shipped in an environmentally protective container, USPS priority or UPS.