The pages of the old Playboy – the first beauties of the middle of the last century

The pages of the old Playboy - the first beauties of the middle of the last century

Playboy began publishing in 1953 and rapidly turned into a launching pad for many stars of show business and cinema. Our selection of captivating photographs of actresses, dancers and nude models that adorn this men’s magazine in the 1950s and 60s.

Dolores Donlon by Peter Gowland 1957
Dolores Donlon by Peter Gowland 1957

Eve Meyer by Russ Meyer 1955
Eve Meyer by Russ Meyer 1955

Gay Collier by Mario Casilli 1965
Gay Collier by Mario Casilli 1965

Joan Staley by Ron Vogel 1958
Joan Staley by Ron Vogel 1958

June Blair by Hal Adams 1957
June Blair by Hal Adams 1957

June Cochran by Don Bronstein 1962
June Cochran by Don Bronstein 1962

Marianne Gaba by Lawrence Schiller 1959
Marianne Gaba by Lawrence Schiller 1959

Nancy Nielson by Lawrence Schiller 1961
Nancy Nielson by Lawrence Schiller 1961

Connie Manson by Pompeo Posar 1963
Connie Manson by Pompeo Posar 1963

Diane Webber by Russ Mayer 1956
Diane Webber by Russ Mayer 1956

Janet Pilgrim by Mike Shea 1955
Janet Pilgrim by Mike Shea 1955

Gloria Windsor by Hal Adams 1957
Gloria Windsor by Hal Adams 1957

Michelle Angelo by Mario Casilli 1968
Michelle Angelo by Mario Casilli 1968

Michelle Angelo by Mario Casilli 1967
Michelle Angelo by Mario Casilli 1967

Priscilla Wright by Mario Casilli 1966
Priscilla Wright by Mario Casilli 1966