|bandit86 ||27 Sep 2017 7:57 p.m. PST|
Hugh Hefner Dead at 91; Playboy Founder and Publishing Legend Stoked the Sexual Revolution With Iconic Magazine
Natalie Finn, EONLINE / 3:16 am ET Thu Sep 28, 2017
Sex sells and Hugh Hefner found a way to sell it perhaps better than anybody in the 20th century.
The founder of Playboy and the publishing house built up around the pioneering men's magazine, which combined sex and intellectual stimulation, has died. He was 91.
"Hugh M. Hefner, the American icon who in 1953 introduced the world to Playboy magazine and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history, peacefully passed away today from natural causes at his home, The Playboy Mansion, surrounded by loved ones," Playboy confirmed in a statement to E! News. "He was 91 years old."
How every you felt about what he did, he changed society. He was a Icon and will be missed
| Cyrus the Great ||27 Sep 2017 8:13 p.m. PST|
|mad monkey 1||27 Sep 2017 8:52 p.m. PST|
Damn. He was de Man. RIP.
|MHoxie||28 Sep 2017 12:45 a.m. PST|
|ZULUPAUL ||28 Sep 2017 2:11 a.m. PST|
| Saginaw ||28 Sep 2017 4:23 a.m. PST|
Yes, but did he die with a smile on his face?
| Great War Ace ||28 Sep 2017 4:57 a.m. PST|
He always had a smile on his face. I think it was plastic surgery, but whatever!
He's the same age as my mom. I didn't know. A lot of 91 year-olds are passing on this year. I would notice, of course.
No, he won't be missed. The world of smut passed him by decades ago, racing after whatever it is that will seem novel. That is a bad joke of course, as "there is nothing new under the sun."
"Surrounded by loved ones." LOL! Was Bill Cosby there?
|Who asked this joker||28 Sep 2017 6:12 a.m. PST|
He was a veteran of sorts. Served as a clerk in the infantry starting later in 1944. Thank you for your service to this country, Mr. Hefner. While maybe not everyone's cup of tea, you did lead an interesting life. RIP
| Cyrus the Great ||28 Sep 2017 7:26 a.m. PST|
Nice to see the rules on obituaries have been relaxed. I'll keep it in mind and refer back to this obituary.
|11th ACR ||28 Sep 2017 10:24 a.m. PST|
|Mithmee ||28 Sep 2017 11:13 a.m. PST|
Well one of the Playmates of the Month was someone I went to school with from elementary up through high school.
May he Rest in Peace
|VCarter ||28 Sep 2017 11:56 a.m. PST|
Mithmee, I heard that song.
|Shagnasty ||28 Sep 2017 12:02 p.m. PST|
His was a life style many aspired to in the '60s but few attained. His magazine stoked a lot of my fantasies fer sure. RIP
|cfuzwuz ||28 Sep 2017 12:27 p.m. PST|
He will not be missed! Loved ones? Yeah, sure.
|Mithmee ||28 Sep 2017 4:02 p.m. PST|
Mithmee, I heard that song
I will narrow it down to just 12.
The year was 1980
I use to have her centerfold in my yearbook until one day my wife decided to show my yearbooks to a friend of hers.
Oh and this individual place 3rd in a national essay contest back in 1975. So she had the brains along with the body, oh and she was blonde as well.
Oh and she was one of the pinups (that were on the wall) in this movie.
I have given you enough information you can do your own searches.
Oh and several years ago I met her again at a small class reunion. We talked for some time and this subject never came up.
| Great War Ace ||28 Sep 2017 4:41 p.m. PST|
Depends on which version of that movie you saw, Mithy. The one edited for TV had no such pinups on Spicoli's wall.
| Wyatt the Odd ||28 Sep 2017 5:56 p.m. PST|
Authorities are investigating his cause of death. They suspect foreplay was involved.
|cloudcaptain||28 Sep 2017 6:28 p.m. PST|
|Texas Jack||29 Sep 2017 9:01 a.m. PST|
Wow, I thought speaking ill of the dead was against forum rules. And even if it weren't, it is something your mothers should have taught you. But don't worry, I won't be pushing any complaint buttons. But shame on you.
As for those of you who say Hef won't be missed, a simple perusal of social media will show how embarrassingly wrong you are.
It is important to remember that Playboy was a product of its times, but like it or not, Hugh Hefner is an American icon. His magazine had a profound effect on me, not because I could see beautiful women naked (though that in itself is not a bad thing, especially compared to the obscene violence that one could find on American television), but rather because the magazine introduced me to so many writers I would not have discovered until university, or perhaps never.
Playboy was full of the likes of John Updike, Sam Shepard, Norman Mailer, and so many more great writers, a Who's Who of the best late 20th Century American literature had to offer.
The interviews were great because people were somehow not afraid to tell the truth. Yes, I read it for the articles!
Playboy also introduced to me Alberto Vargas. Anyone who has seen Vargas' work will understand what a magnificent artist he was, and my generation was enriched by being able to see new work from this master.
For me I believe the late 60s was the golden age of Playboy, but it stayed relevant to the 90s.
So RIP Hef, and thanks a lot for everything! And you most certainly will be missed.
|Mithmee ||29 Sep 2017 11:33 a.m. PST|
There have been many great works of art in it.
It is just my great fortune to have known one of them.
|Texas Jack||29 Sep 2017 12:51 p.m. PST|
And many would envy you Mithmee!
|nvdoyle||30 Sep 2017 9:23 a.m. PST|
May God have mercy on his soul.
|goragrad||30 Sep 2017 1:27 p.m. PST|