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

A figure who was as influential as he was polarizing, Hugh Hefner built an empire that was ultimately based on ideas. Sure, the dominant ones could easily be called lascivious — as well as exploitative, and inarguably retrograde — but his Playboy ...and more »

Hugh Hefner's Former GF Don't Make the Mansion a Museum -

Barbi Benton -- Hugh Hefner's former girlfriend known for discovering the Playboy Mansion in the '70s -- thinks the famous home should stay that way. Barbi tells us it just wouldn't be the same if the Mansion gets turned into a museum ... even though ...and more »

No, Hugh Hefner Did Not Love Women - TIME

Hugh Hefner loved his things: his silk bathrobes, his palatial mansion, his vintage cars. And of course, he would be quick to say, his girls — those interchangeable blondes all below a certain age, with their Barbie-shaped bodies and smiles that never ...and more »

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 »

Rosanna Davison leads tributes to Hugh Hefner -

Rosanna Davison, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton are among the stars who have paid tribute to Playboy mogul Hugh Heffner. The iconic magazine founder died on Wednesday 27 September, aged 91, at his famous home, The Playboy Mansion. Many models and ...and more »

Hugh Hefner's Final Resting Place? The Plot He Bought Next To Marilyn Monroe - NPR

Hugh Hefner died this week at age 91. And the Playboy founder managed, even in preparing for his death, to cultivate his celebrity and stoke controversy. Over the years, Hefner mentioned to reporters where he planned to be buried: right next to Marilyn ...and more »

How will Playboy will survive without its iconic creator? -

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 »

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

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 »

Hefner's history: Before Playboy, there was Shaft - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

URBANA — Before Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine, there was Hugh Hefner and Shaft — a publication billed as a "feature magazine" for University of Illinois students but one that was geared mostly to the great number of UI students who were male and ...and more »