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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:45 am

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THE founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, has died, the iconic brand has confirmed.
In a tweet on its official channel Playboy said Hefner, also the star of the E! reality TV series The Girls Next Door, died today, or Wednesday night local time, at the age of 91.
A statement from Playboy said Hefner died “peacefully” and “from natural causes” at The Playboy Mansion. He was “surrounded by loved ones”.

Born Hugh Marston Hefner on April 9, 1926 in Chicago, Hefner, known to most as “Hef”, introduced America to the world of Playboy in December 1953 and ever since, it has been one of the most recognisable brands in the world.
He went on to claim to Esquire in 2013 that he had bedded “over a thousand” women.
The first ever issue of Playboy featured a nude Marilyn Monroe on the cover after he raised US$8000 from friends and family to launch the magazine. It was produced in his kitchen and carried no date because he was sure the title wouldn’t make it to a second issue.
By the end of his life he had built a multimillion dollar empire of clubs,casinos, clothing mansions, movies, perfumes and much more.
Afterwards, Hefner credited Monroe for his fame and told Vanity Fair he has reserved a crypt next to the starlet for US$75000 at the Westwood Village Memorial Park mausoleum.


Hefner is survived by his wife Crystal, four grown children, Christie, who served as CEO of Playboy Enterprise for more than 20 years, David, Marston and Cooper, who currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at the company, Playboy said.

“There were chunks of my life when I was married,” he told Esquire.
“And when I was married, I never cheated. But I made up for it when I wasn’t married. You have to keep your hand in.”
A statement from Hefner’s son, Cooper, said his father “lived an exceptional and impactful life” and credited him for “advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom”.



Discussing Playboy’s inconic bunny logo in a 1967 interview, he said: “The rabbit, the bunny, in America has a sexual meaning; and I chose it because it’s a fresh animal, shy, vivacious, jumping — sexy.”
Hefner purchased the Playboy Mansion in 1971 where he lived until his passing.
Hefer sold the mansion to his neighbour, also the manufacturer of Twinkies, for US$200 million in June under the agreement that Hefner would be able to live there until his death.
Playboy fought for what became women’s issues, including birth control,” Hefner told Vanity Fair in 2010.


Throughout his time at the mansion, Hefner famously housed multiple young women known as “Playmates” The most famous of the Girls Next Door are Hefner’s former girlfriends, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. The reality show, known in Australia as Girls of the Playboy Mansion, followed the lives of the Playmates and their relationships with Hefner - and more crucially, each other.
In 2015 Madison told news.com.au her time at the mansion was “kind of scary. I didn’t want to be there”.
“I was seeing his true colours. I felt like I couldn’t really make excuses for him anymore. I didn’t want to be there.”


Hefner’s Playboy fortune sits at an estimated $43 million. His marriage to Crystal Harris, six decades his junior, in 2012, is his third.
“In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011.
“Playboy soon became forbidden fruit for teenagers and a bible for men with time and money, primed for the magazine’s prescribed evenings of dimmed lights, hard drinks, soft jazz, deep thoughts and deeper desires,” Associated Press reported.
In a 1992 interview with the New York Times, Hefner said he was most proud “that I changed attitudes toward sex. That nice people can live together now. That I decontaminated the notion of premarital sex. That gives me great satisfaction.”



Hefner credited his strict upbringing by his Methodist parents for his complete ignoral of social conventions at the time
“Part of the reason that I am who I am is my Puritan roots run deep,” he told the AP in 2011. “My folks are Puritan. My folks are prohibitionists. There was no drinking in my home. No discussion of sex. And I think I saw the hurtful and hypocritical side of that from very early on.”

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Post by 'Wolfie on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 am

Smile

This is one of those where one of my first thoughts was "I didn't know he was still alive   !!!"

R.I.P.  Mr. Playboy..       albino

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Hugh Hefner, has died at age 91 Hugh_h10

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Post by Andy on Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:33 pm

Will they be cutting a 4" hole in his coffin at groin level?

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:51 pm

Started the sex revolution. RIP Hugh...

On May 1st of this year Janet Pilgrim (Charlaine Edith Karalus) also died.

Wiki wrote:In 1955 Playboy was in its second year of production and had previously used professional models as Playmates. Karalus worked for Hugh Hefner in the subscription department and agreed to pose for the July 1955 episode in exchange for a new addressograph for the office. Hefner reportedly chose the name "Janet Pilgrim" as to make fun of sexual puritanism.

Karalus appeared topless with a tuxedo-clad man reported to be Hefner in the background with his back to the camera. The caption read in part: "We found Miss July in our own circulation department, processing subscriptions, renewals, and back copy orders. Her name is Janet Pilgrim and she's as efficient as she is good looking."

She died in Norwalk, Connecticut, at the age of 82. You know how mates tend to die in quick succession? I wonder if there is a connection.

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Post by nicko on Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:13 pm

Andy, have you had your "op" yet?
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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:52 pm

nicko wrote:Andy,  have you had your "op" yet?

Can you private message him please? I'd rather keep the threads in this section clutter-free.

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Post by Andy on Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:01 pm

nicko wrote:Andy,  have you had your "op" yet?
Nrxt Thursday morning. Local anaesthetic. Whip it off, couple of stitches then home for some tlc. And play the wounded soldier!

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Post by nicko on Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:11 pm

What the fucs wrong with asking some one about their health?
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Post by Andy on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:06 pm

I thought it was a bit of an odd request by Edds as well.
Just a small mole turned bad.
But we all need to talk about things like this and not sweep them under the carpet.
At least it's in a discreet place.

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:14 pm

Okay don't be pathetic about it. I just like to keep these threads respectful and on topic about the person who died.

I did make that clear in the rules of this section.




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Post by Andy on Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:56 am

Im not sure Nicko was being disrespectful, either to HH or me. I made a light comment about HH, which even HEmight have found droll.
Happy to discuss personal cancer awareness on a new thread.
It is a serious topic.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:00 pm

Well, if I can add my two cents...

It's nice, Andy, that you wish to be open and candid about your medical condition. But some might not wish the same to be aired publicly. And what if the mole is in some indiscreet place? I think eds is just trying to look out for the potential poster (ie, not you) who might be embarrassed. That's the way (and why) the rules are structured.

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Post by Andy on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:19 pm

Good thing they are not operating for galloping knobrot.

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Post by Guest on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:22 pm

Original Quill wrote:Well, if I can add my two cents...

It's nice, Andy, that you wish to be open and candid about your medical condition.  But some might not wish the same to be  aired publicly.  And what if the mole is in some indiscreet place?  I think eds is just trying to look out for the potential poster (ie, not you) who might be embarrassed.  That's the way (and why) the rules are structured.


+1

I will add, that I hope the operation goes well for Andy next week.

I cannot think of a better thread where posters care for each other

Well said Quill

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Angry Andy wrote:Good thing they are not operating for galloping knobrot.

Twisted Evil   Yes I narrowly avoided that, when I was in this pub working on this cute bird named Sal.

I moseyed into the men's rest room and there on the wall was written: Sally has the clap!  Needless to say...

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Original Quill wrote:
Angry Andy wrote:Good thing they are not operating for galloping knobrot.

Twisted Evil   Yes I narrowly avoided that, when I was in this pub working on this cute bird named Sal.

I moseyed into the men's rest room and there on the wall was written: Sally has the clap!  Needless to say...

Laughing

I wondered why people would clap their hands when a certain girl walked into a pup I was at. I asked someone and they laughed and said she has the clap and we are warning everyone.

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:40 am

Original Quill wrote:
Well, if I can add my two cents...

It's nice, Andy, that you wish to be open and candid about your medical condition.  But some might not wish the same to be  aired publicly.  And what if the mole is in some indiscreet place?  I think eds is just trying to look out for the potential poster (ie, not you) who might be embarrassed.  That's the way (and why) the rules are structured.

What a Face

The Body Sciences section might be the 'proper' place to discuss health issues ???

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