Striplv Magazine - The Sexiest Magazine on the Planet, Issue 0118 - 12 Year Anniversary Issue

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HEF - THE MAN IN THE SILK PAJAMAS By Howard T. Brody In December 1953, a University of Illinois psychology graduate living in Chicago – who had previously worked in publishing as a promotional copywriter for Esquire magazine, a circulation promotions manager for Children’s Activities magazine and who handled sales and marketing for Publisher’s Development Corporation – launched a publication that would forever change the landscape of American pop culture and help usher in the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s. Raising $8,000 by selling his furniture and borrowing from 45 investors (mostly family and friends), Hugh M. Hefner introduced the world to Playboy and the world, in turn, was introduced to Hef.

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