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Hugh Hefner

Publisher (9-Apr-1926 — 27-Sep-2017)


Frank Brady. Hefner: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: MacMillan. 1974. 231pp.

Gretchen Edgren. Inside the Playboy Mansion: If You Don't Swing, Don't Ring. Santa Monica, CA: General Publishing Group. 1998.

Stephen Watts. Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream. Wiley. 2008. 544pp.


  1. How Hef Got His Groove Back
    by Charles McGrath. The New York Times Magazine, 3-Feb-2011.


  1. Twitter: @hughhefner


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  4. Wikipedia [link]

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  6. New York Times Obituary [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.530)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.301)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.687)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.474)

  11. Current Biography, 1968 Yearbook (pp.180-82)

  12. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.229)

  13. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.223)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.324)

  15. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.383)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.54)

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