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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 »

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

HUGH Hefner was the tour de force behind the iconic Playboy brand he started in 1953, but will his legacy survive and thrive after his death? “The brand will live for a long, long time. The bunny head is one of the most recognisable logos in the world ...and more »

Chicago Hip - City Journal

Hugh Hefner, who died this week at 91, never quite made it to maturity. That was the source of his regal riches. It was also the reason for his imperial downfall. The child of puritanical parents, Hefner grew up in Chicago, graduated from the ...and more »

An oral history of Hugh Hefner - British GQ

Originally published in the January 2003 issue of British GQ. 1920-1944 - From school-boy to soldier. Hugh Hefner - legendary stud, cod philosopher, party-giver and connoisseur of the female form - was born on 9 April 1926 in Chicago. He and his ...and more »

My Father and Hugh Hefner: The Greatest Rivalry in Porn - Daily Beast

My father hated Hugh Hefner. Which I always thought was irrational and, by the end of his life, just force of habit, something he no longer felt with any real emotion, a default position for which the source code had long been lost. If it hadn't been ...and more »

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

Once upon a time Playboy was ubiquitous in a way that seems unimaginable now. In The New Yorker, Joan Acocella reports that “by the end of the sixties, one-fourth of all American college men were buying his magazine every month.” The plausible reasons ...and more »

Reading Playboy for the stories: The magazine's long partnership with science fiction - FactorDaily

The year was 1955. An SF writer named Charles Beaumont had just written a sci-fi story called The Crooked Man, set in a future where heterosexuals are persecuted in a world dominated by homosexual people, and where heterosexuality is stigmatised and ...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 »

How many girls did Hugh Hefner have sex with in his life? - Metro US

Hugh Hefner was the playboy of all playboys, so how many girls did he have sex with in his 91-year sex-filled life? Not as many as you might think, actually. Or maybe Hefner is just telling the truth about his sexual exploits unlike some of his lesser ...and more »

Who Actually Led the Sexual Revolution? (Hint: It's Not Hugh Hefner) - HuffPost

Who actually led the sexual revolution? I'll give you a hint, it wasn't Hugh Hefner. When Hefner, the creator of Playboy Magazine, died on September 28th, an Associated Press writer splashed across the headline, “Hugh Hefner, leader of the sexual ...and more »