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Shera Bechard, Playboy Bunny and Genius

The United States government recently granted Shera Bechard, Canadian-born Playboy model and Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend, a so-called genius visa.

Brief History: Playboy

Playboy has long been a part of the American man's private life. On Jan. 10, the magazine became a more private part of Hugh Hefner's life as the publication's...

Milestones

ENGAGED Unfazed by a mere 60-year age difference, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, 84, proposed to Playmate and Mansion roommate Crystal Harris, 24, announcing their...

A Hugh Hefner Documentary: Airbrushed

Gene Simmons, Kiss front man, gets the first quote: "Show me any guy, of any age, anywhere in the world, at any time in history, today or tomorrow, that...

Penthouse's Bob Guccione: The Dark Prince of Porn

With his oily good looks, unbuttoned silk shirts and enough wrist and neck jewelry to fill a Vatican vault, he looked like a high-class pornographer — probably...

Mr. Playboy

Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream By Steven Watts Wiley; 529 pp. The Gist: Any man who boasts a troika of girlfriends five decades his...

Girlie Mags

Fifty-five years ago, sex went mainstream. Since debuting in December 1953 with a snapshot of Marilyn Monroe gracing its cover, Hugh Hefner's Playboy helped...

Q & A: Hugh Hefner

His trademark is one of the most recognizable in the world, his pajama parties infamous. Now Hugh Hefner, 80, is basking in the glow of his No.1-rated reality...

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Top 9 Successful Ex–Playboy Bunnies

This weekend, Hugh Hefner rolled out a new Playboy Club in London. TIME takes a look at former bunnies who moved on to much better things

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