LOVERS AND LOTHARIOS
T used to go missing a lot…
Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World.’ George Best
‘THE STUFF THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF’
From a conservative background, Hugh Hefner began his lifetime of loving the ladies at 16 when he first fell in love working in a local cinema. He founded Playboy magazine in 1953, pioneering a publication that celebrated the ‘male-female connection’, combining sophisticated articles with sexy pictures of beautiful naked women, which sold up to seven million copies a month. His editorship earned him industry acknowledgement and the bunny logo is recognizable the world over. After his first marriage of 10 years and then 30 years as a bachelor, his second in 1989 was to Playmate of that year Kimberley Conrad. Now separated, she lives next door to his erotic landmark Playboy Mansion in LA, famous for its pool parties, Playmate residents and the ultimate playboy lifestyle. Apparently, tickets for the parties sell for about $2,000 online. In 1998, he marked his return to the single life with the Midsummer Night’s Dream lingerie party. Guests at the mansion have included Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz and Paris Hilton, while Samantha and the girls were thrown out in an episode of Sex and the City. He celebrated his 75th birthday with a pyjama and lingerie party in 2001 and the magazine’s 50th anniversary in 2003. Known to have several willing girlfriends at a time, Hef made The Girls Next Door, a 2005 television show about his life with Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson. Noted for his trademark silk pyjamas and being a living ad for Viagra, he has been immortalized in a videogame and a new movie biopic.
‘Every relationship I’ve been in, I’ve overwhelmed the girl.
They just can’t handle all the love.’ Justin Timberlake