Mr. Playboy: Hugh Hefner and the American dream

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A detailed biography of the ultimate proponent of the playboy lifestyle goes behind the scenes to reveal the real Hugh Hefner, his life, his Playboy empire, and the seminal influence of the controversial publisher on American culture. Simultaneous.
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title Mr. Playboy : Hugh Hefner and the American dream
title_alt Hugh Hefner and the American dream.
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