Died Hugh Hefner - the legendary founder of Playboy
Founder and editor in chief of the famous men's magazine Hugh Hefner died at the age of 91. According to an official statement at the last moment Hefner was surrounded by loving his people and "died at his home of natural causes."
His son, Cooper Hefner, wrote: "My father lived a life of extraordinary and fruitful as a pioneer in media and culture, he was in charge of most of the important social and cultural movements of our time, defending the freedom of speech, civil rights and sexual freedom. He defined the lifestyle and spirit that underlie brand of Playboy, one of the most recognizable and successful in history. He will be sorely missed. "
How it all began
At the beginning of his professional career Hefner worked in the advertising department of Esquire magazine. When the boss came to move an office in New York, he asked for five dollars a raise for the trip. But I was refused. Psihanul, resigned and started to implement a long-standing dream - to create their own magazine.
Workbook name was Stag Party ( "Bachelor"), but Hefner rejected it, so as not to conflict with the existing at that time men's magazine Stag Magazine. Born option Playboy - so-called shop, where she worked as the mother of his friend. A famous logo in the form of a rabbit drawn for half an hour.
Thank you, Marilyn
The cover of the first issue (December 1953) wore a Marilyn Monroe, and inside were pictures of her in a much more intriguing. These rare photographs chief editor of the long sought and bought for $ 500. Circulation of 70,000 copies shattered and a half weeks. Now the issue of collectors sell at least 4000 dollars.
can be a sensible man, and think about the beauty of breasts
Hefner was an extremely intelligent man. His IQ was equal to 152 points. For comparison, among the Nobel laureates is full of people whose IQ ranges from 145 to 150, and it is considered very high.
And you yourself will be good news?
In order to recognize the beauty of Playboy girl of the month or the year, it is obliged to comply with certain conditions prescribed in the contract: behave in a certain way, to know the biography of Hefner and the history of the magazine. And two years she could not shoot nude anywhere other than Playboy.
Strictly on the form
The well-known form of "bunny girls" working in the closed club of Playboy, was the first uniform, which is registered in the US Patent and Trademark Office. It consists of a satin bodice, hare ears and tail.
Trump everywhere ripe
The representatives of the male half of humanity appeared on the magazine covers of ten times. Among them are American actors Steve Martin, Leslie Nielsen, as well as the current US president, Donald Trump.
14 times Pamela
The most frequently appeared Pamela Anderson on the cover - as many as 14 times. Her first engagement occurred under very unusual circumstances. Pamela carried the beer at a football match, where she noticed Playboy Manager.
Hefner has more than 64 years has been acting chief editor of Playboy. This record is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
I'm sorry, got excited
In the fall of 2015 Hefner has approved a proposal to modernize the journal, removing from the print version of photo full of naked women. Change the editorial policy of the publication explained the desire to increase audiences. However, in February this year returned to the pages of nudity.