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Hugh Hefner tribute thread
« on: September 29, 2017, 02:47:30 AM »
Whether you loved him or hated him, he had a tremendous impact on the second half of the 20th century.

Forgetting the centerfold stuff, he spent a great deal of money to support the ACLU, pro-choice organizations, and several non-profit legal organizations that challenged established religion and bigotry. He regularly devoted 10 pages to straight civil liberties reporting.

He also funded the preservation of silent films, notably Lon Chaney's, and gave a home to MAD magazine's best and earliest cartoonists.

His appeal lay not in being Mr. Playboy, but in being a dorky, everyman Clark Kent. The rope, pipe and yachting cap were a costumed, aspirational super-y-er side; today we'd call it role play.

I think we forget that the emphasis in his best "Playboy" -- was on play.



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Re: Hugh Hefner tribute thread
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 11:26:45 PM »
Saw this on Twitter just now.
"When your city is French in origin, and your Mayor and Governor are Democrats, and those most affected by this natural disaster are Black, don't expect much help from Bush." -- Left of Y'all (and the link works now too! )



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Re: Hugh Hefner tribute thread
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 02:10:13 AM »

Supreme court justice Ruth Bader gives thanks for Hef contribution to women's rights
Remember, life is too short to actually get annoyed about what someone you donít know, donít care about, and donít like thinks about you and what you enjoy doing.



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Re: Hugh Hefner tribute thread
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 06:14:06 AM »


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Re: Hugh Hefner tribute thread
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 06:48:45 PM »
Hugh Hefner helped Russ Meyer in his legal battles with censorship, including against that moralizing hypocrite and con man Charles Keating. 
The magazine was originally meant to be named Stag Party, but the hunting magazine Stag threatened legal action.  But it wasn't renamed Playboy to refer to the man of the world who romanced women but to a short-lived post WWII car maker, Playboy Motors.  A friend of Hefner's suggested that because his mother had worked for the car company:  Nataliya Trukhina before after two 2wocca8 cropped flipped.png