Neva Gilbert - "Hi there 1940" - Framed Picture - 12" x 16"
Neva Gilbert is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its July 1954 issue.
When Playboy was launched, it did not commission its own photo sessions. Gilbert's photos were actually taken by a private photographer, who sold them to the Baumgarth Calendar Company. Hugh Hefner bought her photos, and to Gilbert's surprise, published them.
Decades later, she returned to Playboy and posed semi-nude for a feature called, "Playmates Forever!", in the December 1979 issue.
Gilbert had small parts in two films: Combat Squad (1953) and The Country Girl (1954). She also appeared in various off-Broadway and college theatre productions, especially the plays of Tennessee Williams.