Playboy's Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Playboy's Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner, 91, who founded the groundbreaking men's lifestyle magazine Playboy in 1953 and went on to be a cultural icon, died on Wednesday, according to media reports. Miles Davis was the magazine's first interview.

The consummate playboy outlived both the sexual revolution he fought for but also some of the famous buxom pin-ups to grace his groundbreaking magazine's center-fold.

Speaking about the entire experience to BBC Hindi, Sherlyn said, "I would not miss the opportunity of posing nude for the world's most established adult magazine".

The pages of Playboy (and Hefner's L.A. mansion) were often a playground for numerous world's biggest artists. Hefner also hosted a TV show "Playboy After Dark" and opened a number of nightclubs in 1960, where waitresses wore risque dresses with bunny ears and fluffy white cottontails. Hoping to attract more advertising, Playboy magazine chose to stop portraying nudity in 2016, a move the company said was "the next step in its brand evolution". Hefner was often criticized by feminists for his objectification of women, while others credited him for helping lead the way to greater sexual liberation and empowerment of women. In 1963, Hefner was arrested for selling obscene literature after an issue of the magazine featured nude pictures of actress Jayne Mansfield.

Hefner was first married in 1949 to Mildred Williams.

In an interview, Hefner claimed that he had slept with more than 1,000 girls.

Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal, sons, Cooper, David and Marston, and daughter Christie.

"He made me the person I am today", she told E! That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex.

Hefner took the company private in 2011, with private equity firm Icon Acquisition Holdings, a partnership that Hefner himself controlled, having acquired it. In 2015, Playboy ceased publishing images of naked women, citing the proliferation of nudity on the internet. Hugh Hefner was known for the creation of Playboy magazine, that was said to be the reason for turning many boys into men.

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