On September 27, the founder of men’s magazine “Playboy” Hugh Hefner passed away after 91 years of life at his home in Los Angeles. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Soon, there was a press release where Playboy Enterprise told the details of the death of Hugh Hefner. The press release States that “the icon of America, presented the world Playboy magazine in 1953 and turned the company into one of the most recognizable American brands in history,” died of natural causes.
The death of his father confirmed son Cooper Hefner. “My father lived … as a virtuoso of the media and culture and the man who was behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of modernity in the protection of freedom of speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,” — said in an interview with People Cooper, creative Director at Playboy Enterprises.
The first issue of its magazine “Playboe” Hefner cooked in the kitchen. He made his debut in 1953. In category magazine “girl of the month” he showed a picture of Marilyn Monroe, which was bought for $ 200 from filming one calendar. Despite the fact that he didn’t have so much money, he believed in his dream. Funds had to borrow from friends and even his own mother.
“I never thought of Playboy as a sex magazine, said Hefner in 2002 in interview of si-EN-EN. For me it has always been a magazine about lifestyle in which sex is an important part.”
It is worth noting that the main revenue coming not from the sale of logs, and from of branded products.
“I’ll never grow up, — said the founder of Playboy for edition CNN. — I thing — to stay young. I have long decided that age is not important, while the girls… think the same way, I feel good”.
An American icon was born in 1926 in Chicago. In 1944, the guy joined the army and participated in world war II. After that, he graduated from the psychological faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Later worked in the advertising Department of Esquire magazine, where he resigned because of the refusal to raise wages.
His magazine gained popularity worldwide and according to the data of 2012 its condition is 43 million dollars. Many fans believe that the young girlfriends of Hefner already thinking about how to get a huge inheritance of her former husband. But it was not there, because Hugh is all carefully thought out. For example, in the 2013 edition of US Weekly, it became known that before marrying crystal Hefner, the Mogul made her sign a prenup, which three younger beauty will not get anything after his death. In the will of the founder of the popular magazine stated that multimillion the state will be divided among the three sons from a previous marriage — Cooper, David and Marston, and daughter Christie Hefner. Also, the money will be given to the University of southern California and several charitable organizations.
Source: life.ru, www.bbc.com
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