has died. Hefner was able to set himself apart from other magazine of it's type by creating an allusion of it's readers as sophisticated men about town. Hefner was known for the Playboy Mansion, located in Hollywood. It was said to have hosted huge celebrity filled parties.
Hefner, was known for always wearing Pajamas and being surrounded by beautiful women, well into his Senior years.
He was scorned on the Right by religious figures for the nudity in his magazines and by the Left for what was felt to be exploitation of women.