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Bidding farewell to Hugh Hefner, my insightful film professor - The Globe and Mail

When a few friends reached out this week to let me know that Hugh Hefner had died, it was not shocking to me given that his health had been in decline, but the sting of losing such an influential and colourful friend was immeasurably painful. I had ...and more »

Speaking Ill of Hugh Hefner - New York Times

Hugh Hefner, gone to his reward at the age of 91, was a pornographer and chauvinist who got rich on masturbation, consumerism and the exploitation of women, aged into a leering grotesque in a captain's hat, and died a pack rat in a decaying manse where ...and more »

Hugh Hefner: Searching for the teenage boy in every man - Chicago Tribune

Hugh Marston Hefner, influential and controversial, admired and vilified, and seemingly forever young, died peacefully at home Sept. 27, 2017, from natural causes. The Chicago-born publisher of Playboy magazine and the Bunny-emblazoned empire that it ...and more »

Hugh Hefner left a problematic legacy, but his Playboy Jazz Festival endures - Los Angeles Times

Though a Los Angeles institution for decades, the Playboy Jazz Festival also has inspired mixed feelings. (Dillon Deaton / Los Angeles Times). A figure who was as influential as he was polarizing, Hugh Hefner built an empire that was ultimately based ...and more »

How will Playboy will survive without its iconic creator? - NEWS.com.au

PLAYBOY was built around Hugh Hefner. Now that he's gone, can the iconic brand even survive or will it become a relic of a bygone era? Diana Falzone. Fox NewsSeptember 30, 201710:59pm. Video; Image. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...and more »

Hugh Hefner, Butt of the Joke - The Weekly Standard

How the cool icon of the Silent Generation became a nocturnal recluse, eternally pajama-clad, addicted to gallons of Pepsi-Cola. Reactions to the death of 91-year-old Hugh Hefner this past week seem to waver between tributes to his pioneering role in ...and more »

I'm not surprised Pamela Anderson is devastated over Hugh Hefner's death – she was his perfect woman - The Independent

Pamela Anderson's appearance at the Balmain fashion show in Paris this week marked a departure from her usual photo opportunity – the Ecuadorian embassy in London – where she regularly visits Julian Assange with bags of food from Pret a Manger. Looking ...and more »

Horse named Hugh Hefner wins Yonkers race day after Playboy founder dies - New York Daily News

Hugh Hefner N., a 9-year-old trotter that shares the late Playboy founder's name, finished first in an astounding Yonkers Raceway mingling of life and death Thursday night. (Gabriela Trmal). BY Larry Mcshane. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Friday, September 29 ...and more »

Playboy founder's death boosts traffic for Victoria-based books website - Times Colonist

In this April 7, 2006 photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is photographed at the Playboy Mansion in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. Hefner has died at age 91. The magazine released a statement saying Hefner died at his home of natural causes ...and more »

How This Playboy Centerfold Model Became the “First Lady of the Internet” - Chicagomag.com

Lena Soderberg's centerfold shoot in November 1972 (the magazine's best-selling issue ever) became the Lena test image, coded into the DNA of the web. By Whet Moser. Published Sept. 29, 2017. 0 comments. Lena Soderberg, as seen in Playboy, as seen in ...and more »