I'm honored to have written about Playboy's first, most famous and greatest cover girl, the magnificent Marilyn Monroe. My essay "The Nude Marilyn" along with Roger Ebert's "A Sense of Control" and John Updike's "A Broken Venus" are not available for online reading (though Playboy offers a peek of MM here) so pick up a copy of the print edition on newsstands now.
You'll be happy you did because Monroe's pictures are ravishing. How could they not be? As Updike wrote, "like a broken marble Venus, she defies time."