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Hugh Hefner

 (born 1926)
Hugh Marston Hefner is active/lives in California, Illinois.  Hugh Hefner is known for cartoon, publisher.

Biography   Hugh Hefner


Hugh Marston Hefner was born in Chicago, IL on April 9, 1926.  After serving in the Army during World War II, Hefner studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and majored in psychology at the University of Illinois.  He then created pen and ink cartoons and other illustrations for Esquire magazine until 1953 when he started his own magazine, Playboy.  By 1970 he had built Playboy Enterprises into a major corporation and was dividing his time between Chicago and Los Angeles.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"


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Playboy cartoon illustration, page 31, January 1954
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