Though many can argue the moral or social impact of Playboy, no one can deny the style and class that a young Hugh Hefner possessed.
Before Hugh Hefner was known as the octogenarian mogul of The Girls Next Door, he was the suave and sophisticated founder of Playboy magazine.
Though many can argue the moral or social impact of Playboy, whether for better or for worse, no one can deny the style and class that the early magazine possessed. Playboy was about projecting the image of the sophisticated bachelor, and much of creating that image was about presenting Hugh as the embodiment of those ideals.
Most will remember Hef as a pipe smoking, bathrobe wearing Casanova. However, it was his intelligence and ambitious personality that made him a fascinating, charismatic individual.