HUGH MARSTON HEFNER
Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy and Playboy Enterprises, has died at age 91. Hefner died very peacefully at home in the 22,000 – square foot Playboy Mansion, in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. The home was sold last year, for $100 million, with the understanding that, Hugh Hefner would live there for the rest of his days.
Contrary to popular belief, Hefner does not own the Playboy Mansion. Playboy Enterprises owns the mansion and Hugh payed rent annually while he lived there with his wife and girlfriends.
The Playboy mansion was dubbed, ‘Party Central” as it was the center for parties featuring captains of several industries, sizably wealthy CEOs, billionaires, actors, actresses, magazine centerfolds, play mates of the year, playboy bunnies, nude models, free sexual contact and experimentation.
Hugh, after graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Illinois, established Playboy Magazine in 1953, with $600 and $8,000 from investors. He also managed to borrow $1,000 from his mother. The first Playboy cover girl and centerfold, was Marilyn Monroe.
HUGH HEFNER`S FIRST PLAYBOY PLAYMATE – MARILYN MONROE
HUGH HEFNER`S ELDEST SON, DAVID
CHRISTIE HEFNER MARRIES WILLIAM MAROVITZ IN 1995
HUGH AND HIS DAUGHTER, CHRISTIE HEFNER, ON HER WEDDING DAY
Realizing people`s fascination with sex in the 21st century, Hugh Hefner figured out a way to sell sex in an elegant but very alluring manner – infused with an elaborate combination of literature, sex and politics
HUGH AND SON, COOPER
HUGH`S SONS, MARSTON AND COOPER HEFNER
Realizing people`s fascination with sex in the 21st century, Hugh Hefner figured out a way to sell sex in an elegant but very alluring manner – infused with an elaborate combination of literature, sex and politics.
HUGH HEFNER`S SECOND WIFE, KIMBERLEY CONRAD IS PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR, IN 1988
JAYNE KENNEDY IN PLAYBOY, IN 1981
He suffered a stroke in 1985 and eventually turned the company over to his daughter, Christie Hefner, in 1988.
Hefner was married thrice. In 1949, he married Mildred Williams. With Mildred, Hugh fathered his only daughter, Christie in 1952 and son, David Hefner, in 1955. They divorced in 1959. Thirty years later, he married Playboy`s “Play Mate Of The Year” Kimberly Conrad. With Kimberly, he fathered sons, Marston – in 1990 and Cooper – in 1991. Hugh and Kimberly, divorced in 2010. In December of 2012, Hefner married one of his girlfriends, Crystal Harris, after much controversy.
KATE MOSS IN PLAYBOY – 2014
LATOYA JACKSON DOES PLAYBOY FOR THE FIRST TIME, IN 1989
He was worth an estimated $50 million. In 2011, his wealth was significantly reduced, largely due to an 80% drop in Playboy stocks.
LATOYA JACKSON GRACES THE COVER OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE AGAIN, IN 1991
ELLE MACPHERSON ON THE COVER OF PLAYBOY, IN 1994
Hugh Hefner is survived by his wife, Crystal Harris, His Daughter, Christie and sons David, Marston and Cooper Hefner. Hugh will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe in Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles.