brown university international students Julien’s auctions announces property from the collection hugh m. hefner times square chronicles

Hugh marston hefner was born on april 9, 1926 in chicago, illinois. His parents had grown up in nebraska and his father’s roots descended from the massachusetts puritans. In high school, hefner started chronicling his life in a long running comic strip and reinvented himself as “hef.” he also began exploring his love of film and publishing, shooting home horror movies and starting a student newspaper. Brown university graduate programs after graduating in 1944, he served in the army as an infantry clerk and continued his writing and cartooning in military newspapers. After the service, hefner studied art, including anatomy, at the art institute of chicago and then psychology at the university of illinois, where he also drew cartoons for the daily newspaper, and edited the campus humor magazine, shaft where he introduced a new feature called coed of the month.

While in graduate school at northwestern university, hefner wrote a paper on sex laws in america and continued to sell his cartoons at various publications. He worked at esquire magazine as a copywriter, but when they moved their offices to NYC, he decided to stay in chicago and start a men’s magazine of his own. (photo top left: hefner’s college typewriter)

• A custom 1974 monopoly board game that includes a pipe smoking hefner and a playboy bunny, among other mansion regulars, custom hefner monopoly money, houses, hotels, cards and more in a custom wooden box marked “monopoly parts for HMH” (estimate: $6,000–$8,000) (photo right)

“whether it was building his company into one of the most recognizable global brands in history or standing up for social, sexual and civil rights causes, my father lived an extraordinary life as a publishing, social and cultural pioneer and left a legacy that his foundation will perpetuate. Brown university major we are very proud to announce that 100 percent of the auction proceeds will benefit the foundation that works to advance his life’s commitment to individual rights in a free society,” added christie hefner, president of the HMH foundation and former chairman and C.E.O. Of playboy enterprises.

The foundation is a grant maker and has worked to push back the forces of censorship by providing funding for organizations such as the ACLU and people for the american way, which work to litigate and lobby to enhance constitutional rights, and work to educate the public on the importance of maintaining a broad concept of the first amendment. The foundation also seeks an end to the failed war on drugs by supporting organizations that advocate for treating the problem as a public health matter such as the drug policy alliance and the marijuana policy project.

The foundation also supports specific projects that further its mission. Recently, a grant to brandeis university allowed the school to acquire, archive and make available to scholars, students and the public for the first time, the lenny bruce archives. In response to his social satire in the ’60s, bruce was targeted by the government and faced multiple legal battles that left him unable to work and ultimately caused his early death. In challenging the right of the government to ’criminalize’ speech, he helped to pave the way for future social satirists, comics and commentators. His collection of photographs, writings, transcripts, articles, audio materials, and trial materials are an important part of our country’s history of battles for freedom of expression.

Additionally, the foundation is the sponsor of the annual hugh M. Hefner first amendment awards: a program that seeks to shine a light on individuals who have made significant contributions to society in the vital effort to protect and enhance first amendment rights for all americans. Fraternities at brown university since the first event in 1979, the foundation has recognized over 150 individuals, many of whom are unsung heroes, including high school students, lawyers, librarians, journalists and educators.

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