The Life Of Hugh Hefner

Working as a copywriter for Esquire, he left in January 1952 after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he lent his furniture for $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors – including $1,000 from his mother, “Not because she believed in the venture,” he told E! in 2006. “But because she believed in her son” – to launch Playboy, which was initially going to be called Stag Party. The undated first issue, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot.

The rest is history.

Images: Life.com

  • I simply want to mention I am just new to weblog and truly loved your web blog. Most likely I’m want to bookmark your site . You actually come with wonderful article content. Thanks a lot for revealing your web page.