Hugh Hefner, the man who revolutionized adult entertainment forever, died the morning of the 09/28 of 2017, sleeping at his mansion in the Beverly Hills Area, at age 91.We are talking of course of the millionaire that created the Playboy Magazine, about 60 years ago, which created not only one of the biggest pop culture hits of the century, but also created countless jobs, stars and many, many other products related to the infamous Playboy Bunny, drawn by Hefner himself back in the 60’s.
Leaving behind his wife Crystal Harris, and four children, including famous philanthropist Christie Hefner, here are Hefner’s last words, said to his spouse, and ex-bunny of the franchise: “We’d enjoy mixing up cocktails and an hors d’ouevre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche and Picasso”.
With only a thousand dollars borrowed from his mother, Hugh Hefner created a magazine which would then spawn it’s own TV channel, centered around the life of the Bunnies at their own mansion, the Playboy Mansion, just where Hefner lived most of his publicly active years.
“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand.”, said the son just as his father passed away. Hefner was greatly responsible for the sex revolution in the past century, where free speech and civil rights were guaranteed for anyone looking out to make them be heard.
Combining images of nude women and in-depth articles were politics, sports and world events were discussed, the magazine, has sold millions of copies since its first edition, back in 1953.
Literature, humor and erotism were covered convincingly by people as talented as anyone else’s, never tainted by the hot women which the magazine portrayed sometimes naked, and other times fully clothed, talking about their lives and hobbies, from which the readers took great pleasure in reading.
Never not progressive, the magazine has yet to stop fighting for its liberty and freedom speech, even taking an argument with the Post Office of the U.S.A. to the Supreme Court, about refusing to deliver Playboy.
This legal battle was taken on by the founder himself, saying: “it is the right of all Americans to decide what they want to read, and therefore, a crime to deny this”.But alas, all lives come to an end, and all we can be sure of is this: he had it good.