Playboy (December 1953)
This historic debut issue cover features a 1952 shot by Gene Korman that shows Marilyn in one of her most daring outfits. But the magazine's main selling point was its inclusion of the famous nude image of Marilyn in a 1952 pinup calendar, in a photograph entitled ''Golden Dreams'' taken by Tom Kelley in May of 1949. The calendar went on to sell very well, through multiple editions printed over several years, and Marilyn would appear on one more Playboy cover during the '50s (in September 1955). As for the magazine itself? It turned out pretty well.