IN MEMORIUM: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Hefner (1979)[/caption]Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Marston Hefner has died at 91. The bathrobe-clad, cigar-smoking publishing mogul revolutionized the sexual revolution and turned Playboy Magazine into a mega empire. The Pop Culture pioneer leaves us a vast legacy of firsts including his passionate advocacy for free speech, civil rights & sexual freedom.
“Life is too short to be living someone else’s dream.” — Hugh Hefner
LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM
‘Hef’ as he was known, is the ultimate pioneering example of living your own American dream!The Chicago native began his Playboy empire in 1953 when he borrowed $600 of his own money from a bank plus money from friends and family totalling a whoppiing $8,000 to begin publishing his men’s magazine — filled from the get-go with nude photos and incredibly written long-form articles — creating a lifestyle message that quickly became a symbol of sophistication and in-demand tasteful desire.
A consummate advocate for free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom, his many cultural and social contributions live on eternally. Hugh Hefner is the consummate Playboy Bunny Man. RIP! — Abbe is forever SOCIALLY SPARKED™! Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01