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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: Effusive tributes ignore Playboy founder's dark side - NewsDay

HOLLYWOOD — As celebrities shared their memories of Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner, who died on Wednesday aged 91, some of the most fervent elegies came from the Playboy “playmates” who lived in his famous — or infamous — mansion. “Hef changed my life ...and more »

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Playboy's literary links to India, from Malgudi to Panchatantra - Livemint

Hugh Hefner, publisher and owner of Playboy Magazine, and his girlfriend Barbara Benton are surrounded by Bunny Girls at the Playboy Club in London on 5 September 1969. File photo: AP. Hugh Hefner, who died on Wednesday at the age of 91, put together ...and more »