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Old 09-27-17, 11:06 PM
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RIP Hugh Hefner

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Old 09-28-17, 07:35 AM
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Playboy was a big part of my teen years. Sure, the pictures sold the mag, but I loved the articles. I still remember a bunch of them. Perhaps my favorite was 'My love affair with a snake',
which was about living with a 500 hp Shelby Cobra (definitely not the Mustang, it was 500 hp in 2,000 pound car, giving a power to weight ratio of 4hp to the pound...) "You didn't drive it, you pointed it and pulled the trigger....There was only one accessory, and it wasn't optional, blue lights. Way behind you."

Got a fave? Mine was Patty McGuire.

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Old 09-28-17, 07:46 AM
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He was my first role model.
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Old 09-28-17, 07:55 AM
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The patron saint of creepy old men.
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Old 09-28-17, 08:10 AM
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He taught me how to turn pages with my left hand.
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RIP to the icon of men's entertainment. Sure played a role in my teen years.
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Old 09-28-17, 08:14 AM
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On a serious note he was a cultural titan. Broke many barriers - some worthy and some less than.

He gave a lot of very talented writers a big break, stoked the fires of consumerism, championed many high minded social causes, objectified women...

He's left us a very mixed bag to remember him.
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Old 09-28-17, 08:22 AM
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"I modeled my life after him".
I've got two sons, who are grown men now. But for each one when they turned 13 I gave them a Playboy mag with the instructions Do Not let your Mom find this.
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Old 09-28-17, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
The patron saint of creepy old men.
Yeah, I guess 91 year old man being married to a 31 year old woman can seem to creep a bit. I don't know how he could have been active enough for her, but that's blind love, I guess. Also read that Crystal Harris will not receive anything due to an iron-clad prenup. He did have some cutting edge television with "Playboy's Penthouse" back in late 1950's and early 1960's:

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...boys+penthouse
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A great American hero.
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Old 09-28-17, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
I've got two sons, who are grown men now. But for each one when they turned 13 I gave them a Playboy mag with the instructions Do Not let your Mom find this.
I guess you let them figure out the rest on their own.
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I just heard a radio DJ say that in an interview HH said he never found his soul mate. And I said to my wife, this after being married 3 times, and having a thousand women. "Yeah, I feel sorry for him".
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Hugh Hefner was the ultimate enemy of women ? no feminist anywhere will shed a tear at his death | The Independent
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Old 09-28-17, 08:21 PM
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I guess you let them figure out the rest on their own.
If his sons' neighborhood girls were anything like the ones of my youth, his sons would have been informed long before they got their first copy.
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Old 09-28-17, 08:34 PM
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Old 09-28-17, 08:41 PM
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I don't have any sentimentality for Hefner or Playboy. Even as a kid I found the magazine too out of touch with what I considered my generation and peer group tastes. I suppose that by 1970 when I was 13 we were too cynical, already suckered by a sense of irony and a sardonic view of life and sex. Playboy seemed too "gee whiz, ain't babes great!"

And it never got any better. Playboy continued to become more unhip, irrelevant, out of touch with pop culture, an anachronism in its own time. The final blow had to have been the decision to stop publishing nude photos -- as if that were the problem. It was the most boneheaded move since Hustler's iconic bete noire Chester the Molester morphed into Chester the Protector during Larry Flynt's short lived born again Christian phase after he was shot (supposedly by Joseph Paul Franklin) and evangelized by Jimmy Carter's sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton.

It's been interesting to read the reactions of my women friends of all ages. On the one hand, I don't blame them for regarding Hefner with some degree of scorn. On the other hand, they seem to still be stuck in the victim mentality mode. Playboy had small part in objectifying women during the 1960s-'70s, but it was only part of an overall trend in pop culture that had been going on long before Hefner conceived of the magazine.

All of which overlooks the main gig Hefner had going on -- the illusion of the small-"p"-playboy, the well rounded, intelligent, independently wealthy man enjoying a hedonistic lifestyle without cares or consequences. Sex was only a part of that. Hefner and Playboy never managed to communicate the amount of work and business savvy that went into creating that illusion.
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Old 09-28-17, 09:15 PM
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He'll be remembered for the centerfolds, but the fiction and interviews in Playboy in the 60s and 70s was some of the best work being done at the time.
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He'll be remembered for the centerfolds, but the fiction and interviews in Playboy in the 60s and 70s was some of the best work being done at the time.
That's the one I grew up with and hid from my mom. Afraid I haven't perused it much since but it was trendy then.

I don't think he could've maintained his personal image for long on my short money.
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Sure, as a young male, I enjoyed looking at the pix. But around my mid-20s, when I noticed that the women were all younger than me, it suddenly occurred to me that something was out of whack.

Hef was a pervy creepazoid who profited on a less respectable public urge.

Probably the one and only redeeming footnote is that Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea were both working as writers for the magazine in the late 60s when they got together and collaborated on The Illuminatus Trilogy.
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something was out of whack.
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Got a fave? Mine was Patty McGuire.


Not a Playboy photo


I don't remember them well until I see them on the internet but I just found out the iconic Betty Page was miss January 1955.......before my puberty.

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Old 10-08-17, 09:41 AM
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I don't remember them well until I see them on the internet but I just found out the iconic Betty Page was miss January 1955.......before my puberty.
Me too, I was 3.
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