Hugh Hefner at the 45th Annual Academy Awards, 1973
Hugh Hefner in Rome with Barbi Benton
Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion, 1977
Hugh Hefner and a Miniature Hollywood Sign, 1979
Hugh Hefner with Revised Bunny Costumes
Hugh Hefner, undated photo
Hugh Hefner, undated photo
Hugh Hefner and George Burns in 1983
Jim McMahon and Hugh Hefner in 1986
Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion, 1986
Hugh Hefner in “Beverly Hills Cop 2,” 1987
Kimberley Conrad and Hugh Hefner, 1988
Anna Nicole Smith and Hugh Hefner, Playboy Playmate of the Year Party, 1993
Hugh Hefner and VICTORIA SILVSTEDT, 1997
Hugh Hefner Birthday Party, 1998
HUGH HEFNER AND GIRLFRIENDS AT STANSTED AIRPORT
Hugh Hefner Way, Chicago, 2000
Hugh Hefner and His Wax Dummy, 2001
Hugh Hefner and Playmates, 2001
Hugh Hefner at the 54th Cannes Film Festival, 2001
Lil’ Kim with Hugh Hefner at Grammy Party, 2002
DITA VON TEESE and HUGH HEFNER, 2002
Hugh Hefner Halloween Party, 2002
Hugh Hefner and The Girls Next Door at E! Entertainment Party, 2005
HUGH HEFNER AND HIS THREE GIRLFRIENDS AT VIRGIN MEGASTORE, 2005
“THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR” AND HUGH HEFNER IN CHICAGO, 2005
HUGH HEFNER CELEBRATES HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY, 2006
Hugh Hefner and ‘The Girls Next Door” at Tower Records, 2006
Hugh Hefner at NBA Finals, 2008
Hugh Hefner Book Signing, Los Angeles, 2008
Hugh Hefner in Italy, 2009
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris, 2010
‘Heroes of Hollywood’ Awards Luncheon, 2012
Hefner at the Playboy Mansion
Hugh Hefner in Beverly Hills, 2011
Hugh & Crystal Hefner Wedding, 2012
Hefner in “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story”
Hugh Hefner died Sept. 27 at the age of 91. The entrepreneur, who became an American institution with the launch of Playboy magazine in 1953, was also known as an advocate for civil rights, gay rights, freedom of speech and sexual freedom. Here are some photos from his seven decades in the spotlight.
Young Hugh Hefner.
Hugh Hefner with the first issue of “Playboy” in 1953.
Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner poses with “bunny-girl” hostess Bonnie J. Halpin at Hefner’s nightclub in Chicago, Ill.
“Playing at having fun, Hugh Hefner, center, rescues one of the swimmers in the indoor pool of his $400,000 apartment, Chicago, Ill. The wealthy young publisher doesnt do much swimming in the pool himself. Surrounded by everything for a playboys dream life, Hefner doesnt fit into the image his magazine has created. The women are unidentified.”
Hugh Hefner with Playboy bunnies.
Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner is shown aboard his private plane, 1970.
Hugh Hefner, second from left, poses in front of his five and a half million dollar black jet plane with unidentified Playboy Bunnies.
“Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, right, arrives with film director Roman Polanski, left, Paris, France”
“Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, right, shown arriving at the 1973 annual Academy Awards in Hollywood with actress Barbi Benton.”
“Hugh Hefner, owner of the American magazine Playboy, arrives at Rome Airport,, from New York, accompanied by Barbara Benton. The couple will stay in Rome for a few days on movie engagements and will then continue on to Berlin.”
Hugh Hefner in 1977.
Hugh Hefner in 1979.
“Chief Executive officer Hugh Hefner of Playboy Enterprises poses with three Playboy Bunnies, in Los Angeles, as they model the costume to be worn by them. It is the first design change in 20 years. Girls from left are: Karen, Randi and Gretchen. No last names are given the Bunnies.”
PLAYBOY,NEW BUNNY COSTUMES, LOS ANGELES, USA
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner shown with a Playboy Magazine and Playboy video
Hugh Hefner poses.
“Publisher Hugh Hefner, left, talks with George Burns at Burns party celebrating his 80th year in show business.”
“Chicago Bears Quarterback Jim McMahon gets a handshake and a new Toyota car from Playboy Magazine Publisher Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.”
“1986 Playboy playmate of the Year Kathy Shower stands to the right of Hugh Hefner, center, as Hefner’s girlfriend Carrie Leigh stands to his left in front of the Playboy Mansion West, Los Angeles.”
Eddie Murphy, Hugh Hefner in “Beverly Hills Cop 2”
Kimberley Conrad and Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion
Anna Nicole Smith and Hugh Hefner, 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year Party at the Playboy Mansion, May 1993.
Hefner with Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt, 1997.
“Hugh Hefner and bunny girls” at the Playboy Mansion.
“Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner stands under an honorary street sign unveiled in his honor, on Chicago’s near North Side. With Hefner, left to right, are twins Mandy and Sandy Bentley, Brande Roderick, and Jessica Paisley. The ceremony came under fire by a Chicago City Council committee who rejected the proposal on Monday, but the decision was later reversed by the council’s finance committee Tuesday afternoon.”
Hugh Hefner at the unveiling of his wax dummy at the Hollywood Museum, February 2001.
Hugh Hefner and girlfriends at the Universal Golden Globe Party, January 2001.
Hugh Hefner Celebrates His 75th Birthday with His Playmates at the 54th Cannes Film Festival in May 2001.
“Singer Lil’ Kim and Hugh Hefner kiss for the cameras at the Warner Music Group’s post Grammy party, at Mondrian’s Skybar in Los Angeles. Kim won a Pop Collaboration with Vocals Grammy for ”Lady Marmalade,” along with Christina Aguilera, Mya and Pink.”
Dita Von Teese with Hugh Hefner at her burlesque show in Hollywood, November 2002.
Hugh Hefner with girlfriend Holly Madison and a guest at Playboy Mansion Halloween Party, October 2002
Hugh Hefner and Playmates Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson.
Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison at Virgin Megastore in New York, October 2005.
Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison, October 2005
Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner and Bridget Marquardt celebrate Hefner’s 80th birthday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 2006
Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, Hugh Hefner and Holly Madison sign ‘The Girls Next Door’ Season 1 and ‘Playboy After Dark’ DVDs at Tower Records, Los Angeles, August 2006
“Hugh Hefner poses with Bridget Marquardt, left, Kendra Wilkinson and Sara Jean Underwood during Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals, in Los Angeles.”
Hugh Hefner signs ‘Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream’ in Los Angeles, October 2008
“Hugh Hefner, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Playboy Enterprises, during the ‘Festival di Sanremo’ Italian song contest, in San Remo, Italy
“Hugh Hefner, left, and Crystal Harris arrives at the premiere of ‘Iron Man 2’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.” Apri 2010.
Hugh Hefner at the ‘Heroes of Hollywood’ Awards Luncheon at the Taglyan Culural Complex in Los Angeles, June 2012. Hefner is honored with the distinguished Service Award in Memory of Johnny Grant.
“Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner poses for photos at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The Playboy Mansion is up for sale but longtime resident Hefner wants to stay put. Playboy Enterprise announced the West Los Angeles estate, the backdrop of many film shoots and wild parties, was listed, for $200 million.”