I think it’s fundamental to who he was and what Playboy is, a deep belief in social justice and personal freedom.” The New York Times reported the Playboy Philosophy advocated freedom of speech in all its aspects.
Hefner also supported progressive social causes and even lost some sponsors after he invited black guests to its televised parties at a time when much of the nation still had Jim Crow laws in place.
He sold that property in 2016 but was allowed to live there until his death in 2017 at age 91. It had a bowling alley, an underground pool — it was pretty fun.” And while Hefner was busy leading a publishing empire, he also was willing to take part in pursuing his other passion — playing games. “When I was younger, we used to play Monopoly with a group of friends. People magazine noted she ran the family business alongside her father for 26 years until 2009. Hefner First Amendment Awards, in conjunction with Playboy’s 25th anniversary.
“I think one of the things that led Playboy to its success was that it was based on the philosophy of ideas around social justice and personal freedom,” she explained.
“Men can both desire and admire women and it’s not about wanting to live on a planet where there’s no sexual attraction or no flirting or dating.
It’s about wanting to live on a planet where there’s mutual respect and open communication.
“The point of view of the magazine was always that women are to be respected.
That doesn’t mean they’re not beautiful and they’re not to be admired.