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Hugh Hefner: A Life of Firsts

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Hugh Hefner: A Life of Firsts

Hugh Hefner's lifestyle has forever changed American pop culture. From small publication to full blown international brand, Hefner became one of the most famous entrepreneurs of our time.

But the man who grew up to be a magazine magnate and famous playboy came from humble beginnings in the Midwest. It was that background that informed and inspired his business and personal decisions.

Here, we take a look at some of the "firsts" in Hefner's life — the moments that have shaped the man and the iconic Playboy brand.

Posted: 07 October 2010
By: Constance Parten

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