CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1985
I am extremely offended by your series on Hugh Hefner, but not for what might appear to be the obvious reasons. You have cruelly allowed this authentic 20th-Century saint to hoist himself on his own petard with your supercilious, tongue-in-cheek interviews. The man is everything he claims to be. I sincerely hope (and would like to believe) that history will vindicate him, although, unfortunately, almost certainly not in his own lifetime. GREG HOWELL Los Angeles
July 19, 2003 |
Hugh M. Hefner and comic book creator Stan Lee have partnered to create an animated television series starring Hefner and various Playmates as a crime-fighting team combating "enemies of democracy." The series, "Hef's Superbunnies," will target an adult audience and will be produced by Lee's Pow! Entertainment and Playboy's Alta Loma Entertainment. Before founding Playboy, Hefner wanted to become a cartoonist, he said, adding that the partnership is "a match made in heaven.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1994
I am writing in reference to Steve Proffitt's interview with Hugh Hefner (Opinion, July 31). I was struck by the contrast between Hugh Hefner's perception of Playboy and my observations of its effect on society. Hefner mentions the founding of this country by Puritans. The attitudes they handed down discouraged communication about sex, creating an atmosphere void of healthy sexual growth or exploration. When Playboy appeared in the '50s, it represented a swing of the pendulum in the opposite direction.
August 18, 1985
Martha Mark writes of the desert in the spirit of Joseph Wood Krutch, which is the highest compliment I can bestow upon her ("Counting the Majestic Desert Sheep," Other Views, Aug. 7). I cannot help but also comment upon the curious juxtaposition of her article and that of the adjacent piece written about Hugh Hefner ("Hefner Agrees to Tell His Life Story" by Elizabeth Mehren). Mehren is a fine writer and what I am about to say is not to disparage her considerable talents. My problem is with the mentality of printing what appears to be an advertisement for Hefner's book.