Iconic Founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner Dead At 91
Hugh Hefner was the personification of an era of radical free thinking, the 60’s sexual liberation, exposed breasts and over the top parties with plenty of Playboy bunnies and stars. He died still living at the infamous Playboy mansion, married to a 31-year-old and most likely, enjoying life to the fullest until his last breath. Even though he was married three times, he famously continued sexual and romantic relationships with other women in the Playboy Mansion. He died a septuagenarian misogynist? Absolutely! But he loved women in all its youthful, beautiful glory and did until he died. His magazine in its heyday, was the go to magazine of intelligent, adult and sexually charged articles and the infamous centerfold of the naked, gorgeous woman of the month. At one time, it was considered the height of being identified as sexy and beautiful to pose for those artistic photo shoots. In 1953, he distributed the first issue of Playboy and sold more than 50,000 copies. More than sixty years and even more Playboy Bunnies later, the magazine still sells millions of copies each month.
Hefner passed away with a net worth of $50 million, which by the way, none of it will be going to his 31year old wife, Crystal Harris. An “ironclad” prenuptial agreement will block her from inheriting anything, His estate was left “his children, the University of Southern California film school and a variety of charities,” according to a source, though they added that Harris will be “taken care of.” His son Cooper Hefner, who is chief creative officer at Playboy Enterprises, issued a statement that read, “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom.” “He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.”
An FYI: Staying true to his Playboy image even after death, Hefner will reportedly be buried next to Marilyn Monroe at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, Calif. He bought the crypt next to Monroe’s for a reported $75,000 in 1992. Why? Because the Hollywood legend was on the cover of Playboy’s first-ever issue in 1953.
Susan Z’s Conclusion:
He was a class act in his era. Today he would be crucified at making women objects of sexuality. He was a force to be reckoned with in pulling down the stodgy, prim and proper 50’s attitude of a woman’s place, her sexuality and viewing a woman’s body. I am sure he is partying wherever he is now, surrounded by more beautiful woman than one man deserves. Lol!
Nine of Swords: Inverted (Upside Down)
Depression and sadness. Since inverted, I believe it shows that Hefner enjoyed his lifestyle to the end but did miss the “old days.’ He hated getting old.
Princess of Cups:
Young childlike energy. Can also represent the inner child. This card pretty much says it all. Hefner never wanted to grow up and stayed being Peter Pan his whole life.
Three of Pentacles:
Success at a life project or situation. This card definitely represents the big footprint he left behind on American publishing and culture.
Susan Z Rich is an emotional addiction counselor, spiritual intuitive and holistic therapist. She counsels others to see life in a more positive way and teaches personal accountability for life choices. She is also the author of several children’s books and Soul Windows…Secrets From The Divine. (life cycles) Learn more at her website: www.szrwhitewings.com