He has been filling these scrapbooks since he was in high school, and they now run to nearly 2,500 volumes, or roughly 2,489 more volumes than Will and Ariel Durant’s The Story of Civilization.
Hefner is currently compiling new ones—with the aid of an archivist, but he does much of the work himself—at the rate of up to 11 a month.
They were incorporated as key clubs, meaning potential revelers had to buy memberships, proof of which was an individually numbered key that served as both entrée and in some cases club credit card. Never express your request for a keyholder’s order in a crude and trite phrase such as ‘What’ll you have?The study found 47 cases of hearing loss associated with taking this class of drug.Two-thirds of these cases occurred within 24 hours of taking the drug." Playboy Enterprises announced Wednesday that Hefner had died in the Playboy Mansion from natural causes.In truth, Hefner could claim to have wrought many phenomena: magazine, which he founded in 1953 and, at 85, still serves as editor in chief; Playmate calendars; rabbit-logo air fresheners for cars; even the cable porn that now provides the magazine’s parent company with its greatest source of revenue.(Though perhaps not enough: Playboy Enterprises, Inc., has lost money in five of the last six years.It hit newsstands in December that year and included an old nude photo of Marilyn Monroe, which Hefner had purchased to add some "oomph" to the centrefold. Though best known for its erotic photography, Playboy magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by novelists including Vladimir Nabokov, Chuck Palahniuk, Haruki Murakami and Margaret Atwood.