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Hugh Hefner

Hefner in 1979
Born April 09, 1926 (1926-04-09) (age 81)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Occupation Editor-in-chief of
Playboy magazine
Website www.playboyenterprises.com

Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois), also referred to colloquially as Hef, is the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine. He has become an icon of American sexuality and a spokesman for the sexual revolution and libertarianism. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (357x944, 160 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Hugh Hefner ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Editing may also refer to audio editing or film editing. ... Playboy is an American mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Editing may also refer to audio editing or film editing. ... Playboy is an American mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ...

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Early life

Hefner went to Sayre Elementary School and Steinmetz High School in Chicago, then served in the U.S. Army during the closing months of World War II. Charles P. Steinmetz Academic Centre, also known as Steinmetz High School, is a public high school serving students in the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


After his service, he majored in psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and resumed his relationship with Mildred Williams. Despite spending less than three years in college before graduating, Hefner found time to edit the magazine Shaft and sold cartoons to magazines. His first salaried job was with a firm that produced and printed cardboard cartoons. In 1949 Hefner also completed a semester of graduate courses in sociology and women and gender studies at Northwestern University, where he wrote a term paper examining U.S. sex laws in light of the newly published Kinsey Institute research on male human sexuality.[1] Hefner graduated from the University of Illinois in 1949 with a major in psychology and a double minor in creative writing and art. He explains that some of the ideas for the Playboy magazine came to him while he was a student there. Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is both an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations with varied meanings that evolved from its original meaning. ... Northwestern University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian research university located in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), is the largest campus in the University of Illinois system. ...


Hefner married fellow Northwestern student Mildred Williams[2] on June 25, 1949, and had two children, Christie and David Paul (b. 30 August 1955). Christie is Chairperson of Playboy Enterprises. Mildred and Hugh divorced after ten years of marriage in 1959. is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Christie Hefner (born November 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is the chairman and chief executive officer for Playboy Enterprises Inc. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


After serving in the subscription department and as a copywriter for Esquire, he left in January 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. He worked at Children's Activities, then took his biggest gamble in 1953 by lending his furniture for $600 and raising $8,000 from 45 investors -- including $1,000 from his mother ("Not because she believed in the venture," he told E! in 2006, "but because she believed in her son") -- to launch Playboy. A copywriter is a person who writes text, or copy, for clients. ... George Lois cover design for Esquire (May 1969) Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...


Private life

Before their wedding, Mildred told Hefner that she had had an affair; he has called the admission "the most devastating moment of [his] life." A 2006 E! THS profile of Hefner revealed she allowed him to cheat on her, out of guilt for her infidelity and the hopes that it would preserve their failing marriage. E! True Hollywood Story is a TV documentary series on the E! Entertainment Television cable and DBS channel that deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and well-known public figures. ...


After his first marriage, Hefner became the world's most famous and envied womanizer. He has said that during some years, he was "'involved' with maybe eleven out of twelve months worth of Playmates."[3] Hefner has had sustained relationships with Donna Michelle, Marilyn Cole, Lillian Muller, Patti McGuire, Shannon Tweed, and Brande Roderick, all of whom were chosen "Playmate of the Year." Others include Barbi Benton, Karen Christy, ex-Sunday school teacher Sondra Theodore, and actress Carrie Leigh, who filed a $35 million palimony suit against him. Benton, who dated him for 8 years, remains a fixture in Hefner's life and a regular visitor to the Playboy Mansion, which she found for him. In 1971, Hefner has acknowledged, he experimented in bisexuality.[4] This does not cite any references or sources. ... Donna Michelle (born 8 December 1945 in Los Angeles, California - died 9 April 2004 in Ukiah, California) was the adopted name of Donna M. Ronne, an American model, actress and photographer. ... Marilyn Cole (b. ... Lillian Müller (born August 19, 1952 in Grimstad, Norway) is an Norwegian model and an actress in motion pictures and television. ... Patti McGuire , 1976 Patti McGuire (born on September 5, 1951 in Dexter, Missouri,USA ) is an adult model, a Playboy playmate and a TV show producer. ... Shannon Lee Tweed (born March 10, 1957, St. ... Brande Nicole Roderick (b. ... A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. ... Barbi Benton Barbi Benton in Deathstalker, 1983 Barbi Benton (born 28 January 1950) is an American model, actress and singer. ... Karen Christy (born March 11, 1951 in Abilene, Texas) is an American model. ... Sunday school, Indians and whites. ... Sondra Theodore (born December 12, 1956 in San Bernadino, California) is an American model and actress. ... Palimony is a slang term coined by attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Marvin (the former Michelle Triola) filed an unsuccessful suit against actor Lee Marvin. ... Playboy Mansion West, commonly known as The Playboy Mansion, is the Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, residence of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and many of his playmates. ...


On July 1, 1989, he ended a 30-year run as a bachelor and married Kimberley Conrad, that year's Playmate of the Year. They separated in 1999, though have yet to divorce. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A bachelor is a man above the age of majority who has never been married (see single). ... {{Infobox Playboy Playmate|name= Kimberley Conrad |image-name=Playboy_9509. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ...


Hefner has 4 children: Christie Hefner (born November 8, 1952) and David Hefner (born August 30, 1955) with Mildred Williams, and Marston Hefner (born 9 April 1990) and Cooper Hefner (born 4 September 1991) with Kimberley Conrad. Christie Hefner (born November 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is the chairman and chief executive officer for Playboy Enterprises Inc. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


After his separation from Conrad, Hefner began living with an ever-changing coterie of women, ranging in age from 18 to 28. He told Vanity Fair: "And here's the surprise bit—it's what they want!" Soon, Hefner assembled another coterie of girlfriends, notably Brande Roderick. In 2000 she left to take a role in popular series Baywatch. Hefner soon selected 27-year-old Yazmin King as favorite. Later, Tina Marie Jordan became Hefner's "primary" girlfriend, and he quickly selected more young blondes for a posse of seven, one of whom was Holly Madison who joined in 2001. Shortly after Playboy's 50th anniversary, five of the girlfriends, including Izabella St. James, left, leaving Holly and Bridget Marquardt to tend to Hefner. Vanity Fair is a glossy American glamour magazine monthly that offers a mixture of articles on high-brow culture, jet-set and entertainment-business personalities, politics, and current affairs. ... Brande Nicole Roderick (b. ... Baywatch was a popular American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County, California. ... Tina Marie Jordan (born August 21, 1972) is an American model and actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Hefner celebrating his 80th birthday with Kendra and Bridget in Munich, April 2006.
Hefner celebrating his 80th birthday with Kendra and Bridget in Munich, April 2006.

In 2004 Kendra Wilkinson (also blonde, aged 18) was asked to move into the Mansion to become girlfriend number 3. The 2005-06 E! reality television series The Girls Next Door follows these three girlfriends, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson in their life with Hef around the Mansion and on travel. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (1070 × 779 pixel, file size: 175 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to de. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (1070 × 779 pixel, file size: 175 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to de. ... Kendra Wilkinson (born June 12, 1985 in San Diego, California) is a model and television personality best known as one of the three live-in girlfriends of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... For Peter Landesmans article about sex slaves, see Trade (film). ...


An urban legend persists about Hefner and the Playmate of the Month related to markings on the front covers of the magazine. From 1955 to 1979 (except for a six month gap in 1976), the "P" in Playboy had a number of stars printed in or around the letter. The legend claims that this was either a rating that Hefner gave to the Playmate according to how attractive she was, the number of times that Hefner had slept with her, or how good she was in bed. Another rumor was that if the stars were inside the "P", Hefner had slept with the Playmate, while if they were outside, he didn't sleep with her. In reality, the stars, which ranged in number between zero and twelve, were solely used to indicate the domestic or international advertising region for that particular printing. An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ... A Playmate is a female model featured in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month. ...


Politics

Hefner has always espoused a shared liberal/libertarian stance in his editorials and in his life. On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested for selling obscene literature after an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of actress Jayne Mansfield was released. Six months later, a jury was unable to reach a verdict. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jayne Mansfield (born Vera Jayne Palmer, April 19, 1933—29 June 1967) was an American actress and Playboy centerfold. ...


His former secretary, Bobbie Arnstein, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room at the age of 34 after an overdose of drugs in January 1975. Hefner called a press conference to allege that she had been driven to suicide by narcotics agents and federal officers. Hefner, whose mansions in Chicago and Beverly Hills had come under the scrutiny of federal agents because of alleged drugs parties, claimed the Government was out to get him because of Playboy's philosophy and its advocacy of more liberal drugs laws. Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Playboy is an American mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ...


The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards were created by daughter Christie in 1979 "to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans." The Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards are given to individuals who Playboy Enterprises believes have made significant contributions to the protection and enhancement of First Amendment rights. ... Christie Hefner (born November 8, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is the chairman and chief executive officer for Playboy Enterprises Inc. ...


Hefner and his family have donated and raised great amounts of money for the Democratic Party.[5] Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


"Hef" in pop culture

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Books

  • Miller, Russell (1985). Bunny: The Real Story of Playboy. London: Corgi. ISBN 0-03-063748-1.

Russell Miller is an award-winning British journalist and author of numerous books. ...

References

  1. ^ Playboy Time Line.
  2. ^ Playboy Time Line.
  3. ^ Acocella, Joan. "The Girls Next Door." New Yorker, 20 March 2006.
  4. ^ "Faces of the Week." BBC News. 26 May 2006.
  5. ^ Tapper, Jake. "Hef in a Huff." Salon.com, 11 August 2000.
  6. ^ Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery
  7. ^ The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971)

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Biography of Hugh Hefner (498 words)
Hugh Marston Hefner was born on 9 April 1926 in Chicago.
Hefner had worked in the circulation department of Esquire, but when they were moving from Chicago to New York they refused to agree the $5 a week raise that Hefner requested.
Although Hefner is still in charge of editorial at Playboy, with a crucial role in selecting the covers; his daughter, Christie, is in charge of the business side, which is skewed nowadays towards TV, the web and other products.
Hugh Hefner Relationships (581 words)
Hugh Hefner is extremely compassionate and cannot bear to see any fellow creature - be it human or animal - suffer.
Hefner also has a deeply ingrained tendency to want to improve or "fix" other people's lives, which can be annoying to the person who has no desire to be changed or "helped" in this way.
Hugh Hefner insists on bringing feelings between people out into the open, for he wants real closeness and intimacy in his relationships, without barriers or secrets.
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