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Continuing Hef’s legacy by defending civil rights & civil liberties in our democratic society. All posts by the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.

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  • “The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press and you cannot have a free society if you do not have both.”
-Hugh Hefner 
Video clip from: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
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    Playboy Mansion

    “The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press and you cannot have a free society if you do not have both.”
    -Hugh Hefner
    Video clip from: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

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  • “I believe that a society that emphasizes the individual and his freedom, is based upon reason, and has happiness as its aim, is an ideal society and one to be strived for.”
-Hugh Hefner
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    Chicago, Illinois

    “I believe that a society that emphasizes the individual and his freedom, is based upon reason, and has happiness as its aim, is an ideal society and one to be strived for.”
    -Hugh Hefner

  •  4,871  0  15 October, 2019
  • Hef’s legal battles and triumphs were as much apart of his life as his publishing duties for Playboy. 
On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested on Obscenity charges after he published an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield in bed with a man present. The case went to trial and resulted in a hung jury. 
In a personal memo to Hef’s advertising staff he wrote: “We will vigorously challenge any attempt to dictate the editorial concept or content of Playboy by the would be censors of society that try to reshape the rest of us to suit their own image of right and wrong.”
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    Chicago, Illinois

    Hef’s legal battles and triumphs were as much apart of his life as his publishing duties for Playboy.
    On June 4, 1963, Hefner was arrested on Obscenity charges after he published an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield in bed with a man present. The case went to trial and resulted in a hung jury.
    In a personal memo to Hef’s advertising staff he wrote: “We will vigorously challenge any attempt to dictate the editorial concept or content of Playboy by the would be censors of society that try to reshape the rest of us to suit their own image of right and wrong.”

  •  4,038  0  14 October, 2019
  • Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out In America 
This documentary from Oscar-winning producer/director, Brigitte Berman, explores Hef as a man of his times who also transcended them and features an array of archival footage from his landmark TV shows, Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. An Official Selection of the Telluride Film Festival, it also won the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival.
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    Chicago, Illinois

    Hugh Hefner’s After Dark: Speaking Out In America
    This documentary from Oscar-winning producer/director, Brigitte Berman, explores Hef as a man of his times who also transcended them and features an array of archival footage from his landmark TV shows, Playboy's Penthouse and Playboy After Dark. An Official Selection of the Telluride Film Festival, it also won the Audience Award at the Whistler Film Festival.

  •  1,735  0  8 October, 2019
  • Hef’s work on the school’s newspaper and yearbook were some of his most formative experiences; they played an instrumental role in inspiring the creative mind behind Playboy.
#ScrapbookSunday
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    Chicago, Illinois

    Hef’s work on the school’s newspaper and yearbook were some of his most formative experiences; they played an instrumental role in inspiring the creative mind behind Playboy.
    #ScrapbookSunday

  •  1,166  0  6 October, 2019
  • "I want to live in a society in which people can voice unpopular opinions, because I know that, as a result of that, a society grows and matures." -Hugh M. Hefner
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    Los Angeles, California

    "I want to live in a society in which people can voice unpopular opinions, because I know that, as a result of that, a society grows and matures." -Hugh M. Hefner

  •  11,652  0  4 October, 2019
  • Hef strongly believed in encouraging student journalists and supporting their voices. 
In 2016, Hef sent his high school alma mater's newspaper, the Steinmetz Star, a pledge of $37,500 over five years to preserve the paper's more-than-80-year tradition of printing after Chicago Public Schools officials announced the Star's print edition would have to cease because of cost concerns.
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    Steinmetz College Prep

    Hef strongly believed in encouraging student journalists and supporting their voices.
    In 2016, Hef sent his high school alma mater's newspaper, the Steinmetz Star, a pledge of $37,500 over five years to preserve the paper's more-than-80-year tradition of printing after Chicago Public Schools officials announced the Star's print edition would have to cease because of cost concerns.

  •  1,018  0  3 October, 2019
  • The HMH Foundation continues to support Free Speech and protecting the rights of student journalists. We are proud to honor FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) with a grant to help further their missions to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities.
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    Los Angeles, California

    The HMH Foundation continues to support Free Speech and protecting the rights of student journalists. We are proud to honor FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) with a grant to help further their missions to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities.

  •  4,146  0  1 October, 2019
  • “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be more free.” -Hugh M. Hefner
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    Los Angeles, California

    “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be more free.” -Hugh M. Hefner

  •  4,731  0  30 September, 2019
  • The HMH Foundation continues to support Free Speech, the right to read and freedom of the press. We are proud to honor PFAW (People For the American Way Foundation) with a grant to help further their mission to implement the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all.
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    @hughhefner

    Washington DC, USA

    The HMH Foundation continues to support Free Speech, the right to read and freedom of the press. We are proud to honor PFAW (People For the American Way Foundation) with a grant to help further their mission to implement the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all.

  •  3,348  0  28 September, 2019
  • Hef passed away on September 27, 2017.

On the 2nd anniversary of his death, we remember his love of life, his infectious laugh, and his lifelong fight against injustice. We celebrate him as a true visionary, an activist, adventurer, original gamer, animal lover, and all-time coolest pajama wearer. We miss you, Hef.
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    Los Angeles, California

    Hef passed away on September 27, 2017.

    On the 2nd anniversary of his death, we remember his love of life, his infectious laugh, and his lifelong fight against injustice. We celebrate him as a true visionary, an activist, adventurer, original gamer, animal lover, and all-time coolest pajama wearer. We miss you, Hef.

  •  32,413  0  27 September, 2019
  • In 1955 during a trip to New York, the Pan-American Photo Service shot some photos of editor-publisher Hefner.

The captions are Mr. Hefner's imaginary comments that show his sense of humor while spoofing many of Playboy's problems at the time, including censorship.
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    New York

    In 1955 during a trip to New York, the Pan-American Photo Service shot some photos of editor-publisher Hefner.

    The captions are Mr. Hefner's imaginary comments that show his sense of humor while spoofing many of Playboy's problems at the time, including censorship.

  •  1,429  0  26 September, 2019
  • The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.

Hef's mugshot after being arrested on obscenity charges.
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    Chicago, Illinois

    The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship.

    Hef's mugshot after being arrested on obscenity charges.

  •  5,683  0  25 September, 2019
  • Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of reading and freedom of expression that draws national attention to the harms of censorship. 
In 1954 Hef won a legal battle against the US postal service when Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield refused to deliver copies of Playboy on the grounds it was obscene.
Hef told the court: "We don't think Postmaster Summerfield has any business editing magazines. We think he should stick to delivering the mail." Hefner won.
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    Hollywood, CA

    Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of reading and freedom of expression that draws national attention to the harms of censorship.
    In 1954 Hef won a legal battle against the US postal service when Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield refused to deliver copies of Playboy on the grounds it was obscene.
    Hef told the court: "We don't think Postmaster Summerfield has any business editing magazines. We think he should stick to delivering the mail." Hefner won.

  •  6,105  0  24 September, 2019
  • It all starts today at 10:00 AM PST!

Day one of our two-day "Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner" auction.

This event is taking place on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st in Beverly Hills and live online at Julien's Live.

Join us as we celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the legendary Playboy brand.

All proceeds of the sale will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies.

The sale features lifestyle ephemera, memorabilia, Playboy Mansion decorative arts and more.

JULIEN'S AUCTION GALLERY: PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner Auction
Friday, November 30th
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session II: 1:00 p.m. PST

Saturday, December 1st
Session III: 10:00 a.m. PST
Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PST

Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com!

#HughHefner #Playboy #Auction #Memorabilia #JuliensAuctions #HughHefnerAuction #HMHFoundation #MarilynMonroe #PlayboyMagazine #PlayboyMansion #LiveAuction #60s #1960s #PopCulture #Publishing #History #Activism #CivilRights #Exhibit #Exhibition
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    @hughhefner

    Los Angeles, California

    It all starts today at 10:00 AM PST!

    Day one of our two-day "Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner" auction.

    This event is taking place on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st in Beverly Hills and live online at Julien's Live.

    Join us as we celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the legendary Playboy brand.

    All proceeds of the sale will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies.

    The sale features lifestyle ephemera, memorabilia, Playboy Mansion decorative arts and more.

    JULIEN'S AUCTION GALLERY: PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
    257 N. Canon Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner Auction
    Friday, November 30th
    Session I: 10:00 a.m. PST
    Session II: 1:00 p.m. PST

    Saturday, December 1st
    Session III: 10:00 a.m. PST
    Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PST

    Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com!

    #HughHefner #Playboy #Auction #Memorabilia #JuliensAuctions #HughHefnerAuction #HMHFoundation #MarilynMonroe #PlayboyMagazine #PlayboyMansion #LiveAuction #60s #1960s #PopCulture #Publishing #History #Activism #CivilRights #Exhibit #Exhibition

  •  4,239  0  30 November, 2018
  • Join Julien’s Auctions on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st in Los Angeles and live online at Julien's Live for our "Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner" auction as we celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the legendary Playboy brand. All proceeds of the sale will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies since 1964. 
The sale will feature lifestyle ephemera, memorabilia, Playboy Mansion decorative arts and more. 
JULIEN'S AUCTION GALLERY: PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
257 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 
Exhibition
Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th
Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT
Free to the Public 
Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner Auction
Friday, November 30th
Session I: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session II: 1:00 p.m. PDT 
Saturday, December 1st
Session III: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PDT 
Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com! 
#HughHefner #Playboy #Auction #Memorabilia #JuliensAuctions #LiveAuction #60s #1960s #PopCulture #Publishing #MarilynMonroe #PlayboyMansion #History #Activism #PlayboyMagazine #CivilRights #HughHefnerAuction #HMHFoundation
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    @hughhefner

    Los Angeles, California

    Join Julien’s Auctions on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st in Los Angeles and live online at Julien's Live for our "Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner" auction as we celebrate the pop culture icon and publishing giant who introduced the world to the legendary Playboy brand. All proceeds of the sale will benefit The Hugh M. Hefner Foundation in support of organizations that advocate for and defend civil rights, with special emphasis on First Amendment rights and rational sex and drug policies since 1964.
    The sale will feature lifestyle ephemera, memorabilia, Playboy Mansion decorative arts and more.
    JULIEN'S AUCTION GALLERY: PUBLIC EXHIBITION AND AUCTION LOCATION
    257 N. Canon Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    Exhibition
    Monday, November 26th - Friday, November 30th
    Daily: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PDT
    Free to the Public
    Property From The Collection of Hugh M. Hefner Auction
    Friday, November 30th
    Session I: 10:00 a.m. PDT
    Session II: 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Saturday, December 1st
    Session III: 10:00 a.m. PDT
    Session IV: 1:00 p.m. PDT
    Learn more at www.JuliensAuctions.com and bid online at www.JuliensLive.com!
    #HughHefner #Playboy #Auction #Memorabilia #JuliensAuctions #LiveAuction #60s #1960s #PopCulture #Publishing #MarilynMonroe #PlayboyMansion #History #Activism #PlayboyMagazine #CivilRights #HughHefnerAuction #HMHFoundation

  •  14,645  0  12 October, 2018
  • "In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life." - Hugh M. Hefner
1926 - 2017

Remembering Hugh Hefner- cultural visionary and social activist.
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    "In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life." - Hugh M. Hefner
    1926 - 2017

    Remembering Hugh Hefner- cultural visionary and social activist.

  •  111,396  0  29 September, 2017
  • Thank you for all the birthday wishes. Photo by Elayne Lodge. #91
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    Thank you for all the birthday wishes. Photo by Elayne Lodge. #91

  •  36,637  0  14 April, 2017
  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎶
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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎶

  •  9,481  0  11 December, 2016