How Germany’s ‘Hugh Hefner’ Built A Sex Empire For And By Women

Just as Playboy emerged as a cultural phenomenon in the U.S., a former pilot (and mother of four) had different ideas about combining pleasure and money.

Beate Uhse at a stock exchange event in 1999.Photo via the Beate Uhse Media Library.

Hugh Hefner’s death has reopened bitter debates about his place in history.

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