Playboy putting entire 57-year archive online

The venerable men's magazine founded by Hugh Hefner has announced it was making every issue available -- all 57 years -- through i.Playboy.com, a Web-based subscription service.

The new service will offer every issue of the monthly starting with the inaugural December 1953 edition featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover.

"iPlayboy features every pictorial, interview, centerfold, investigative reporting piece, story, advertisement and image that ever appeared in the magazine, more than 130,000 pages in total," Playboy said in a statement late yesterday.

The site will be updated monthly with the latest issue of the magazine. Subscriptions cost USD 8 a month, USD 60 a year or USD 100 for two years.

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