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When Playboy Went Mainstream

At 88, Hugh Hefner recalls what it was like to be on the cover of TIME in 1967

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...

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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