The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner has died

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Hugh Hefner, Who Built Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, who created Playboy magazine and spun it into a media and entertainment-industry giant — all the while, as its very public avatar, squiring attractive young women (and sometimes marrying them) well into his 80s — died Wednesday at his home, the Playboy Mansion near Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.

His death was announced by Playboy Enterprises.

Hefner the man and Playboy the brand were inseparable. Both advertised themselves as emblems of the sexual revolution, an escape from American priggishness and wider social intolerance. Both were derided over the years — as vulgar, as adolescent, as exploitative, and finally as anachronistic. But Mr. Hefner was a stunning success from his emergence in the early 1950s. His timing was perfect.

He was compared to Jay Gatsby, Citizen Kane and Walt Disney, but Mr. Hefner was his own production. He repeatedly likened his life to a romantic movie; it starred an ageless sophisticate in silk pajamas and smoking jacket, hosting a never-ending party for famous and fascinating people.
Full story:The New York Times - Hugh Hefner, Who Built Playboy Empire and Embodied It, Dies at 91


I was never a fan of his magazine but he sure is a true example of pulling yourself up and making something of yourself by sheer grit and determination

R.I.P
 


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Of course playboy was banned here so we never got to read the articles.
 

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Young Women seemed to find him enormously attractive at least when the cameras were clicking .

Even when he he was very old . A bit unusual as I couldn’t normally see women of this age been so attracted to an old geezer .
 

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Young Women seemed to find him enormously attractive at least when the cameras were clicking .

Even when he he was very old . A bit unusual as I couldn’t normally see women of this age been so attracted to an old geezer .
Money, money changes everything. ...or so I am told.
 

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Young Women seemed to find him enormously attractive at least when the cameras were clicking .

Even when he he was very old . A bit unusual as I couldn’t normally see women of this age been so attracted to an old geezer .
'So tell me what was it about millionaire paul daniels that attracted you' caroline ahern as mrs merton, to debbie mcgee
 

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Some very good writers wrote for Playboy magazine down the years and it kept the wolfe from the door for them.

Still it was pretty much a product for the Austin Powers era.
 

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Young Women seemed to find him enormously attractive at least when the cameras were clicking .

Even when he he was very old . A bit unusual as I couldn’t normally see women of this age been so attracted to an old geezer .
Maybe he didn't smell too bad!


RIP. Helped the feminist movement immensely.
 

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if anyone deserves an RIP its that lad, he will need a rest for sure
 

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The world was a more innocent place when peddling quality photos showing a bit of muff was enough to make you infamous.

For a life lived at the edge of the seedy underbelly of the 60's and 70's, I've never heard of any scandal, which is remarkable. Maybe he was a good sort.
 

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And there was a wailing and gnashing of (false teeth):shock: among the elderly men, as their role model, finally played the boy for the last time..:rolleyes:
 

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Who was he?
Fictional character created by Micheal Myers ( Canadian Comedian) Austin Powers, personified the whole Hefner/Bond era of thje swinging sixties and appeared in a number of successful films.
 


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