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LA Weekly Profiles Hugh Hefner

215hefcry.jpgPlayboy‘s Hugh Hefner is the world’s most famous Editor-in-Chief, as well as a long-time Los Angeles resident. The Playboy Mansion is one of L.A.’s best known properties, and the iconic bleach-blonde Playboy bunny has a distinctly California look. Fascinated by the local treasure that is Hef, the LA Weekly spent their Summer vacation wandering the mansion, talking to current, former, and aspiring girlfriends, and of course the man himself:

“Success and popularity by their nature are like a bell-shaped curve. You have the high point and then there’s an aging process, etc. The remarkable thing in terms of Playboy – certainly in terms of my own personal life – is how this thing has gone on and on,” Hef says. “We sell fewer magazines in the old-fashioned way than we did in the ’70s and ’80s, but we reach a larger audience now on a global level than any other time in history. … I must be doing something right.”

Hefner does not deny the economic problems facing his magazine. “That’s real. We live in the real world. But it’s more interesting and newsworthy when it’s related to Playboy. We’re doing better than some, and not as well as others.”

Read the full article here. Our favorite part? The group sex sessions with Hef being described as “a crowd of girls taking turns for a joyless 60-second hop on pop.”

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