The founder and editor-in-chief of the world-renowned Playboy magazine, is Hugh Marston Hefner, who was born on April 9, 1926 in the city of Chicago. His primary studies were at Sayre’s school and later he studied high school at Hugh SChool de Steinmentz in his hometown.
When the Second World War was ending, Hugh did his military service in the US Army, later he decided to study Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Hef as they say, he received a strict, religious and very conservative upbringing, but one of his biggest dreams had been create a magazine that I would call Stag Party, This English phrase is used when referring to a party for men only. Supported by friends and with great effort, his dream came true and he was able to get the first issue of his magazine, which over the years and circumstances became Playboy So what had as a corporate image a rabbit that Ary Miller drew it.
This magazine appeared in newsstands in 1953 and consolidated itself as a new vision of how to treat sexuality in the country. Hefner was considered the forerunner of graphic eroticism in the early 1950s.
In those years, nudes were seen as a bad thing, something that could only be the content of clandestine and marginal magazines, but by continuing with his ideas, he vindicated human sexuality, being playful, giving freedom of expression and doing serious journalism with literal content. .
Almost immediately, the triumph for Playboy was seen, especially because Hefner used on the cover of the first edition a nude photo of Marilyn Monroe that he had bought and that had been taken before becoming a Hollywood star. In this first issue Hefner included the editorial that he himself wrote, where he made known the philosophy of the magazine.
Already for the 60s and with fame above, He had the luxury of running his empire from a big bed in the Playboy Mansion I had in Chicago. Apart from his success, he had bought a chain of nightclubs, hotels, and casinos.
Then Playboy’s Penthouse was made, a series that was broadcast every week and in which he appeared with several of his friends from the magazine and interviews with certain public figures were also made.
In this way Hugh was able to show himself against Puritanism and very hand in hand with all the pleasures that life offers.
But her rapid rise and full dedication to the magazine ended her marriage to Mildred Williams, his first wife and with whom he had two children. Later he became the boyfriend of one of his playmates Barbi Benton, with whom he had many years. She appeared several times in the magazine.
In 1989 he married for the second time at the age of 63 years with the playmate Kimberly Conradde 25, celebrating their union with a special edition of the magazine, where the bride appeared in 93 pages.
With Kimberly he had two more children and almost ten years later, in 1999 they divorced.
He spent several years alone with his customary lifestyle in the mansion and surrounded by some of his bunnies, celebrating and celebrating everything that deserved to be celebrated.
He himself has pointed out that even today, at 85 years of life, he is sexually active and continues to choose the girl who will be the cover of his magazine every month.
At the end of 2010 Hugh Hefner was engaged again with whom would be his third wife, Crystal Harris, until on June 14, 2011, the bride decided to end and publicize the end of the relationship.