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60 Years of Playboy In honor of Hugh Hefner's birthday, we take a look back at some of the most iconic Playboy covers. By Lizzie Plaugic Everyone’s favorite octogenarian is celebrating his 87th birthday tomorrow. No, not Rupert Murdoch—no one likes that guy! I’m talking about the Double-h, Dirty Mag Dan, the Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Hugh Hefner. It’s been almost 60 years since the first issue of Playboy was released, and in that time, the media empire has influenced the aesthetics of print pornography and laid the groundwork for movies starring Anna Faris (The House Bunny, circa 2008 ). And let’s not forget the words: Playboy has published work by the likes of Vladimir Nabokov, Chuck Palahniuk, P.G. Wodehouse, and Hunter S. Thompson. We have it on good authority Hugh doesn’t like cakes or surprise parties, so to celebrate the day of his earthly awakening, we [...] »

- Lizzie Plaugic

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