The life and (fun) times of Hugh Hefner

Posted Octubre 01, 2017

"I called Hugh Hefner".

"I suggested that sex was not the enemy, that violence was the enemy, that nice girls like sex". The magazine tried doing away with nudity in 2015, but brought it back in 2017.

This post is safe for work. Throughout his career, he worked with Marilyn Monroe, Paris Hilton, Holly Madison, Kim Kardashian, the Beatles, Madonna, and Barbara Streisand, to name a few. I remember this one time a classmate brought a Playboy magazine which featured Erika Eleniak and my god that one did the rounds. Westwood Village Memorial Park is the resting place of some of Hefner's famous friends, such as Mel Torme and Buddy Rich, as well as other celebrities like Dean Martin, Truman Capote, and Roy Orbison. But for the publication that changed the way sexuality was viewed in America, it certainly is the end of an era.


Anne-Krystel Goyer, a former model from Quebec who posed for Playboy in 2009, said she met Hefner on two occasions and remembers him as "classy". And the bragged-about dream of perpetual, intimacy-less sex was reportedly only kept aloft by loads of viagra for Hef and quaaludes, weed and alcohol for the women.

Women in the pages of Playboy were sex objects, obviously. During his high school years, the icon started a school newspaper, and his IQ is thought to have been 152. She went on to marry Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jason Miller.

Born Barbara Klein, Benton appeared in four Playboy issues but never as a centerfold playmate. Back then, Hefner's first car was a rather average 1941 Chevy Coupe that he purchased in 1950.


"I feel fortunate and privileged to now own a one-of-a-kind piece of history and art", Metropoulos said in a statement when he bought the Playboy Mansion.

"I would expect that he probably wouldn't tear down the main house, and I'm hoping he doesn't tear down the home next door because it's a fabulous estate", said Josh Flagg, a broker at Rodeo Realty and star of "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles". Pomplun flaunted the year before alongside Bruno Mars, who was the 10th male-and first Latino man-to grace the cover.

While the magazine managed to inspire and ride the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s and '70s, in recent years it has struggled in the face of tough competition from the availability of free pornography online. The show aired for five seasons.