8 Things You Didn’t Know About
Hugh Hefner the founder of Playboy magazine, lived his life like nobody else. He died on September 27 at age 91. Here are 8 things you probably didn't know about him.
Hugh Hefner was born in Chicago, Illinois on 1926. His parents were teachers. His parents were religious and Hefner describe his religious upbringing as in a “conservative, Midwestern, Methodist”. Needless to say, Hefner is agnostic and according to him religion is ridiculous.
Hefner worked as a copywriter for the Esquire magazine. He quit because they denied his request for a 5$ raise.
Hugh said that he used to work a lot at night. According to him "It just became a natural thing to wear the pajamas, they were comfortable". By the way he started to put on the sailor's hat because he didn't want to worry about how his hair looked.
Saved the Hollywood Sign - TWICE
In 1978, 250,000$ were needed to revitalize the sign. Hefner threw a fund-raiser, auctioning off letters from the old sign for $27,000 each. In 2010 the area around the sign was about to be sold for real estate purposes. The Trust for Public Land was given an option to buy the property for 12.5$ million. It was short 900,000$, with only a week left. Hefner donated the money and saved the sign yet again.