When a young Hugh Hefner was looking at getting into the magazine publishing business, he had narrowed down the possible subject matter for his magazine to two ideas- one was a sophistacated gentlemen’s magazine and the other was a periodical devoted to movies and Hollywood. Well, history has shown the ramifications of Hefner’s decision. But that doesn’t mean that he abandoned his love for film.
Today’s LA Times has a fascinating new interview with Hugh Hefner, the film fan. In it, Hef talks about his life long love affair with the movies and how he learned everything he knows about romance from classic Hollywood films. The article also touches briefly on the money that he has donated over the years towards film restoration and to producing documentaries on film history. Hefner also talks about maovie nights at the famed Playboy Mansion and the social circle that revolves around such events. (What I wouldn’t give to be invited to one of those nights…)
Check out the interview for a look at a side of Hugh Hefner that the public doesn’t get to see all that much.