The founder of Playboy died
The founder and permanent editor-in-chief of the famous men’s magazine Playboy Hugh Hefner died in his mansion in Los Angeles.
According to the official appeal, Hefner died of “natural causes surrounded by the family”. Hugh Hefner was 91 years old. Hugh Hefner changed the world’s vision of men’s magazines. His sexual revolution and Playboy for half a century dictated its idea of decency and permissiveness. Time magazine called Hefner “the prophet of hedonism”.
“Life is too short to live someone’s dream,” – said Hefner.
“My father lived as a virtuoso of the media and culture and a man who stood behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in the defense of freedom of speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,” – said the son of Hugh Hefner Cooper.
Hugh Hefner was born in 1962. He started his journalistic career during the Second World War, working as a military journalist. After that he settled in Esquire. In 1953, with his own money, Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy. The circulation was 50 thousand copies. For the first issue of Playboy, Marilyn Monroe starred. Hugh Hefner never focused on sexuality and provocation alone.
“I never considered Playboy a magazine about sex. For me, it has always been a publication about a way of life in which sex is only one of its components. And in general, sex is health. When it is not hidden or hidden: why should the society be stupid? “, – Hefner repeatedly repeated.
The stories and essays in Playboy were published by Bradbury, Hemingway, Vonnegut, Garcia Marquez, Nabokov and other intellectuals.
Over the years of the existence of Playboy on the covers appeared models, actresses and even presidents. In addition to the success of the magazine, Hefner opens clubs. Customers play poker, drink whiskey and smoke expensive cigars, they are served by girls with fluffy ears. In 2015, Playboy changed the format. The magazine refused to publish nude photos, but a year later returned to the previous format.
The Playboy Mansion Hefner Manor, where famous parties were held, was sold for $ 100 million last year. At the time of death, Hugh Hefner’s fortune was estimated at $ 50 million. The inheritance will be divided between his children.