Watts, Steven

Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream

Watts, Steven - Mr Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American Dream, ebook


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From his spectacular launch of Playboy magazine to his recent television hit The Girls Next Door, Hugh Hefner has attracted public attention and controversy for decades. But how did a man who is at once socially astute and morally unconventional, part Bill Gates and part Casanova, also evolve into a figure at the forefront of cultural change?

Granted unprecedented access to the man and his enterprise, historian and biographer Steven Watts argues that Hefner has profoundly altered American life and values. Punctuated with anecdotes of life at the Playboy Mansions, the book tells the compelling and uniquely American story of how one person with a provocative idea, a finger on the pulse of popular opinion, and a passion for his work altered the course of modern history.

Keywords: Hef, Mr. Playboy, Playboy, Playboy magazine, Playboy Enterprises, Playboy empire, Playboy bunny, Playboy bunnies, Playboy playmate, Playboy playmates, playmate, playmates, Playboy mansion, Playboy mansion west, playboy lifestyle, The Girls Next Door, centerfold, pinup, nude photos, nude photographs, photo spread, pictorial, sexual revolution, sexual liberation, pop culture, consumer society, cultural norm, cultural norms, sexuality, sensuality, American culture, American icon, American cultural icon, cultural icon, swinging Sixties, swingin’, Sixties, obscenity, bachelor, bachelor pad, grotto, hot tub, hot tubs,  , pipe, smoking jacket, Mildred Williams, Kimberley Conrad, Christie Hefner, David Hefner, Barbi Benton, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson

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