“I only read it for the articles.” Few modern punch lines (and lies!) are as iconic as this one. But humor and good writing aside, the true allure of Playboy are the magazine’s spectacular cover images. The stunning women who graced these covers enticed millions from the fifties through the new millennium. Now Hugh Hefner has chosen 200 of Playboy’s breathtaking, innovative covers for this lush retrospective, digitally reproduced and in color. Acclaimed author and long-time Playboy writer Damon Brown explores how the magazine’s newsstand decisions made an indelible impact on American culture, while ultimate Playmate Pamela Anderson provides an illuminating foreword.