Hugh Hefner chooses a theme for fasting, 1966, USA
“As soon as Hefner came up with the concept of his magazine, he faced a new question: where did he get the money for the release of this magazine? Hefner himself didn’t have money, he couldn’t take a bank loan - in the early 50s America crawled into a new economic crisis , and everyone was tightening their belts. In desperation, Hef got a job as a distribution manager at Children's Children's Activities magazine, where he was surprised to find many like-minded people who wanted to quit writing articles about children's snot and start producing something worthwhile for real men! It boobs were more children's magazine and employees gathered for Hefner desired amount of 8000 dollars - while Hef himself put into action only $ 600, which he picked up at a pawn shop on bail own furniture.
Religious mysticism gave the entire American "sexual revolution". If you look at the biographies of all the pioneers of the porn industry, it will be a very interesting detail: they all came from a very religious environment.For example, the infamous Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, and Bob Guccione, the publisher of Penthouse, and Gerald Damiano, the most famous American porn director who shot the legendary film Deep Throat, came from fanatic-puritan families. The stock of sulfur coming from the glossy pages with bare flesh was felt by the Christian fundamentalists themselves. Thus, Bishop Roy Larson of the United States Methodist Church stated that the Playboy is “nothing more than a new satanic bible that defines the values of the world satanic order”.
Hefner himself also adhered to the mystical version of the appearance of his journal. In his biography, he talks about how long he couldn’t decide which girl should decorate the first issue of the new magazine, which he planned to call the “Stag Party”, which means “Stallion Party”. And so, an American soldier postcard with a naked woman named Norma Jean-Rey, who had appeared from time to time in the movies under the pseudonym Marilyn Monroe, came across his eyes from the Korean War. “And at that moment it seemed to me that Marilyn seemed to wink at me, and a new name for the magazine appeared in my head: Playboy.Well, of course, I exclaimed, of course, this is Playboy! ”
Marilyn Monroe also graced the first cover of the new magazine, and a calendar for 1954 was published inside the issue (the first issue was released in December 1953), also decorated with photographs of Monroe - for this Hefner used all the money of his “joint stock company” to buy the rights to publications all soldier cards with Marilyn. "
Recently, this strong 90-year-old old man sold his house for $ 100 million with the condition that he would stay in it with his young wife until he went into another world.