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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 »

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 »

Hugh Hefner, Butt of the Joke - The Weekly Standard

Reactions to the death of 91-year-old Hugh Hefner this past week seem to waver between tributes to his pioneering role in the postwar Sexual Revolution–and horror at the consequences of his pioneering role in the Sexual Revolution. My own view of the ...and more »

In the Playboy Mansion, Hugh Hefner created a house of hedonism that may not survive him - Los Angeles Times

The Gothic Tudor was one of many estates built for Los Angeles' wealthy class during the boom years of the 1920s, an ornate European revival sitting slightly out of place in a Westside canyon. But in the 1970s, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner saw the ...and more »

Pamela Anderson steps out looking somber at Balmain Spring 2018 show following Hugh Hefner's death - AOL

A grieving Pamela Anderson was seen sitting front row at the Balmain Spring 2018 during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday. Anderson covered her eyes with a pair sunglasses following the shocking news of "Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner's death at 91 years ...and more »

Hugh Hefner secretly set up wife Crystal Harris to get millions upon his death - AOL

Despite an earlier report that alleged Hugh Hefner's wife, Crystal Harris, wouldn't get any of his reported $43 million after his death, a new report is claiming he actually secretly set her up to get millions. According to TMZ, claims that an ...and more »

Here's what will happen to the Playboy Mansion - Starts at 60

Back in 2016, the Mansion sold with the special caveat that Hefner would continue to live there until his death. At the age of 91, Hugh Hefner passed away from natural causes, which means we're about to see a massive change for Playboy. Cooper Hefner ...and more »

The Playboy philosophy - POLITICO.eu

The late founder of Playboy was considered a retrograde chauvinist by many, but his politics and his support for women's rights were once as radical as his sexual mores. By Carrie Pitzulo. 9/30/17, 4:04 AM CET. A 1970 portrait of Hugh Hefner | AFP via ...and more »

Pamela Anderson breaks down in tears as she reacts to Hugh Hefner's death: 'Goodbye Hef' - AOL

Pamela Anderson had an extremely emotional reaction to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's death on Wednesday night. In a black-and-white selfie video that Anderson shared on Instagram, the only words that she's able to utter are "goodbye Hef." The 50-year ...and more »