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28
Sep

RIP HUGH HEFNER

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As I woke up in the middle of the night, I looked at my phone because it was lighting up and I  see the sad news that Hugh Hefner has passed at 91.

Hugh Hefner was highly recognized for being founder of Playboy …however I need the  world to realize he was so much more!

On a personal note, he was an ICON, he paved the way starting as a writer with Esquire, speaking out  for freedom in a world that didn’t want to highlight sex, interviewing greats like Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and he lived life to the fullest wearing that big smile.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE LEGEND:
The first centerfold was Marilyn Monroe

MARILYN

 

He will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe… ( yes I ‘ m a  Marilyn Monroe fan)

They might not have been close in life, they will, however be very close in death.

He chose the vault next to hers at the at the Westwood Village Memorial Park. 

Westwood Village Memorial Park.

In  a CBS interview Hefner shared, “I will be laid to rest in a vault next to hers. It has a completion notion to it. I will be spending the rest of my eternity with Marilyn.”

Like many who believe the truth of Monroe’s mysterious death will never be fully known, Hefner says, “I feel she killed herself. But it’s still not resolved … and never will be. There are uncertainties related to her death.”

 

They might not have been close in life, they will, however be very close in death.

He chose the vault next to hers at the Westwood Village Memorial Park.

“I will be laid to rest in a vault next to hers. It has a completion notion to it. I will be spending the rest of my eternity with Marilyn.”

Like many who believe the truth of Monroe’s mysterious death will never be fully known, Hefner says, “I feel she killed herself. But it’s still not resolved … and never will be. There are uncertainties related to her death.”

 

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If you attended a communications school like i did (MTSU ) then you were taught this case beginning to end US VS PLAYBOY ENTERTAINMENT

 

CASE BACKGROUND: The scenario goes a little something like this

Section 505 required cable television operators providing channels “primarily dedicated to sexually-oriented programs” either to completely scramble or otherwise block those channels, or to limit their transmission hours to when children were unlikely to watch.  Administrative regulations defined children as unlikely to view programming between 10 pm to 6 am. ( apparently these were good kids back in the day..10pm?) 

 

 

Playboy fought back and challenged Section 505’s  constitution saying it violated first amendment rights! ( Upper cut punch)

Then the district court held Section 505 was content based restriction on speech with strict scrutiny. They had to PROVE THEIR COMPLAINTS!

The Government offered three interests to justify Section 505: (1) protecting children from being exposed to sexually explicit material; (2) supporting parents’ rights to raise their children as they see fit; and (3) ensuring an individual’s right to privacy in the home.

The District Court agreed that the interests the statute advanced were compelling but concluded that it violated the First Amendment because the Government might further its interests through less restrictive alternatives. One less restrictive means is Section 504 of the Act, which requires a cable operator, upon request of a subscriber to fully scramble or otherwise block a channel that the subscriber does not wish to receive.

The United States appealed directly to the Supreme Court, seeking to have the judgment reversed.

A group of sexologists filed a  amicus brief on behalf of Playboy arguing that there was no state interest in shielding minors from sexually explicit signal bleed. 

 

Did you know in 1953 his magazine became popular because of his Marilyn Monroe photos? ( yes I love Marilyn)

 

 

As the host of a television series, “Playboy’s Penthouse,” Mr. Hefner paved the way as the first televised program to feature mixed groups of African American and white performers and audience members together. He also fought against the racist Jim Crow laws in the South by integrating Playboy Clubs in Miami and New Orleans.

When the U.S. Post Office refused to deliver Playboy to subscribers through the mail, he fought all the way to the Supreme Court, winning a landmark decision which was widely considered a victory for free speech.  He fought the country’s archaic “sodomy laws,” firmly believing that the government had no place in American bedrooms. His work in this area has been recognized as influential by historians of the gay rights movement.

In 1980, Mr. Hefner championed the reconstruction of the Hollywood sign and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his efforts. In the shadow of the sign that he helped to preserve, Mr. Hefner stages the annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, an event which is in its 39th year.

This year, a 10-episode docudrama series on Mr. Hefner’s life, entitled American Playboy, appeared on Amazon.

HE WAS ICONIC FOR THE HIP HOP CULTURE ALL HIS FASHION, MUSIC, BIG PARTIES ..YES I WORE MY PLAYBOY SHIRTS IN HIGH SCHOOL .. 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8pqcxfNlTQ

Mr. Hefner is a recipient of numerous accolades and awards for his contributions to society and the publishing industry, including:

  • Received the 1996 International Publishing Award from the International Press Directory in London and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Society of Magazine Editors at its 1998 ceremonies in New York.
  • In September 2001, inducted into the New York Friars Club as an honorary Friar on the occasion of his gala Roast in New York City, an evening of uninhibited comedy subsequently aired nationwide on the Comedy Central network.
  • In January of 2002, received the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the highest honor of the Magazine Publishers of America.
  • In March 2002, inducted as an honorary member of the Harvard Lampoon, which named him “Harvard Lampoon’s Best Life-Form In The History Of The Universe.”
  • In 2008, honored by Spike TV with their Guy’s Choice “Alpha Male” lifetime achievement award.
  • In 2010, received both the Award of Honor and the First Amendment Award from the prestigious PEN Center USA organization.
  • In 2011, honored by with their “Mr. Wonderful” award for a lifetime of philanthropy and that same year he received the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Los Angeles Press Club.
  • In 2012, received the “Treasures of Los Angeles Award” from Central City Association of Los Angeles and was also honored with “The Distinguished Service Award” by the HollywoodChamber of Commerce.
  • A two-time Guinness Book of World Records holder for being the longest running editor of a magazine and for having the largest scrapbook collection, which currently consists of more than 2900 volumes.

Today, through its websites, its storied U.S. magazine and 20+ licensed international editions, Playboy reaches more people than ever before in its 64 year history.

Hugh M 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.

REST IN HEAVEN HUGH HEFNER! WE KNOW YOU WENT TO THE HIGHEST MANSION AND THEY ARE HAVING A BIG PARTY RIGHT NOW! BLESSING AND LOVE TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS!

 

 

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