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Hugh Hefner's daughter gets intimate about father's legacy in new interview

Preeti Pillai
Jul 14, 2018
01:25 A.M.

65-year-old Christie Hefner shared her childhood memories of visiting Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. She is now determined to keep her father's legacy alive.

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In an interview with Fox News on July 12, Christie Hefner discussed her amazement whenever she visited her father's Playboy Mansion. She detailed the unique architecture and amenities available in the magnificent building.

The Playboy Mansion was founded by Hugh Hefner in his native, Chicago, from 1959 to 1974. He moved it later to Los Angeles and sold the property in 2016. Hefner was allowed to stay there until his demise in 2017 at the age of 91.

Read more about Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner, Christie Hefner, and the Playboy Mansion on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.

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Christie shared that the mansion had a trap door, a secret panel, and a game room where all games were available for free, without the need to put in a quarter. It also had a fireman's pole, a bowling alley, and an underground pool.

The 65-year-old stressed that Hefner loved to spend his spare time playing games with his friends like Monopoly, Backgammon, and pinball. Although he was not into sports during his younger days, Hefner would be very competitive in such games.

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Hefner's eldest daughter, Christie, was involved in Hefner's pursuit of the betterment of society. Beside running Hefner's business alongside him for 26 years, she established Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards in 1979.

The award was established on the 25th anniversary of Playboy and honored people who made significant contributions to the society to protect the First Amendment right for all Americans.

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This year's award ceremony was held in Washington on June 4, and the honor was granted to Joan E. Berlin, executive director of the NCAC.

“I think one of the things that led Playboy to its success was that it was based on the philosophy of ideas around social justice and personal freedom.”

Christie Hefner, Fox News, July 12, 2018

Christie pointed out how Hefner stuck to his values and took action that led to positive change. For instance, Hefner syndicated TV shows with an integrated cast of people of all races, despite it being not allowed in Southern stations.

Christie mentioned that Hefner had an eternally boyish character and took delight in the little joys of life. She added that Hefner never took success for granted nor became cynical of the way other people achieved success.

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