Organized the first Playboy Jazz Festival at the Chicago Stadium
Took his company Playboy Enterprises public
Partnered with Palms Casino Resort and the Nine Group to develop a Playboy themed nightclub, casino and sky villa located in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Briefly worked as a circulation manager for <i>Children's Activities</i> magazine
Produced Roman Polanski's adaptation of "Macbeth" and the Monty Python film "And Now for Something Completely Different"
Opened the first Playboy Club on the North Side of Chicago, featuring its waitresses in the now famous 'Bunny' costumes
Announced that his son Cooper would be replacing him as the public face of Playboy
Hefner sold the Playboy Mansion to private equity firm Metropoulos & Co for $100
Starred on the E! reality series "The Girls Next Door"
Was profiled in A&E's two-hour special, "Hugh Hefner: American Playboy"
Returned to the airwaves to host the syndicated show "Playboy After Dark"
Worked as a copywriter for <i>Esquire</i> magazine; left in 1952 after being denied a $5 raise
Hosted the popular syndicated television show "Playboy's Penthouse"
Was a writer for a military newspaper in the U.S. Army
Published the first issue of <i>Playboy</i> magazine, featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after he championed the reconstruction of the Hollywood sign
Relocated the Playboy offices to a sprawling mansion in Holmby Hills, California, which came to be known as 'The Playboy Mansion'
Was the subject of Brigitte Berman's documentary "Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel"