Playboy puts entire 57 years of magazines online

May 19, 2011 - 5:58 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Playboy is putting more than a half century of the magazine online.

Playboy launched a Web-based subscription service Thursday that allows viewers to see every page of every issue — from the first one nearly 60 years ago that featured Marilyn Monroe to the one on the newsstands today.

The service costs $8 a month or $100 a year. Playboy says it will allow viewers to look at each issue of the magazine page by page just as it appeared when it came out.

Subscribers can also search for anyone who has been interviewed in the magazine, or for writers who contributed articles.

One analyst, though, doubts there will be much market for the service.