'Playboy' Magazine Founder Hugh Hefner

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Playboy is the best-selling men's magazine in the world. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 and assembled at Hefner's kitchen table. The magazine turns 50 years old this month. There will be a special 50th anniversary issue in January.



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