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Hugh Hefner, the Man, the Myth, the Playboy
"Hugh Marston Hefner was born April 9, 1926 in Chicago, IL. He would go on to create one of the most iconic publishing franchises ever, "Playboy Enterprises", famous for magazines, models and mansions as well as big bashes and buxom bunnies. What a life!"
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When little Hugh was just a lad, he attended Steinmetz High School in Chicago.
What notable event in Hef's teen years took place during his tenure there?
He started the high school newspaper.
He threw six touchdown passes in one football game.
He was the president of his class all four years.
He was voted Most Likely to Succeed.
World War II was still raging when Hef graduated from high school, and he served his country by joining the Armed Forces.
Of which brand of the services did he become a proud member?
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Air Force
After WW2, Hef became a member of the Fighting Illini, enrolling at The University of Chicago at Champaign-Urbana (sometimes referred to as Urbana-Champaign). In what subject did he pursue his major?
Hugh Hefner's first two wives bore him four children, two each. Kimberly Conrad became his second wife when wedding bells tolled in 1989. That union lasted until they split in 1998. Who was his first wife?
Before starting "Playboy" magazine, Hef toiled at another male-oriented magazine. Please proceed to pick the precise publication.
Field and Stream
After getting a taste of publishing, Hefner decided to start his own magazine. There was only one thing stopping him: money, or rather the lack thereof. Somehow he was able to convince 45 investors to lend him a total of $8,000 to help finance his start-up. One of the largest contributors was a member of his immediate family. Can you pick the proper person?
The first edition of "Playboy" magazine was published in 1953. As the years went on the prime goal for aspiring models, actresses or whoever else was willing to appear in just her birthday suit, was to land in the centerfold as "Playmate of the Month". Who was the very first Playboy Playmate?
Mamie van Doren
The 1970s were a great time to be Hef (when wasn't it?). In 1970 he passed a milestone when he saw his first issue to ever sell a million copies in a month. In 1972 Playboy Enterprises turned a neat little profit of $12 million. So what did the man who seemingly had everything decide to add to his long list of possessions? He went and bought himself an airplane. What did he name it?
The Flying Mansion
With L.A. as his new permanent residence in 1978, Hef did a nice bit of civic philanthropy. One of the area's iconic sites was in disrepair and needed about $250,0000 to get spruced up. He ponied up $27,777 to help in the effort.
What was the site in question?
The Hollywood Sign
The Hollywood Walk of Fame
Graumann's Chinese Theatre
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Time (not the magazine) and tide wait for no man and so, with the approach of the mid-1980s, Hef was ready to slow down (a bit). He appointed one of his four children to take the reins of the Playboy Enterprises empire as CEO. Which of his kids got the gig?
His son David
His daughter Christie
His son Marston
His son Cooper
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Compiled Nov 27 12